Universität Salzburg - University of Salzburg
for Political Science: Prof. Dr. Flügel-Martinsen
for Sociology: Tabea Koepp
Language of instruction: German. Courses are also offered in English. The minimum desirable level of language proficiency for German and English is B2 based on the Common European Frame of Reference (CEFR).
Study cycle: Bachelor and Master
Erasmus+ partner: Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie (Division of Political Science and Sociology)
General information: Salzburg is an economically and culturally important city at the Austrian–German border. It is known for the Salzburg Festival and as the birthplace of Mozart, but also as a site of international trade fairs, congresses, and tourism. Its historical center boasts one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, and Salzburg’s three universities make the city a center of higher education and arts. The University of Salzburg is the oldest of the city’s universities. It was managed initially by the Benedictines and then later by the government of Austria. Most of the buildings on its many campuses are located in the historical center of Salzburg. About 18,000 students attend the University of Salzburg, about 30 percent of whom are international students. The Division of Political Sciences and Sociology is divided into two departments: the Department of Political Sciences and the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, both of which explicitly state excellence and internationalization as their main teaching goals.
NOTE: The listed study programs shall provide you an overview and thematic orientation of our partner. They are not binding so that contents of your study during the exchange may differ from the given information, but they may help you to get a first impression of the partner. It is highly recommended to obtain more detailed information on the Website of the corresponding partner insititution.
- BA Political Sciences (in German)
- BA Sociology (in German)
- MA Political Sciences (in German)
- MA Sociology (in German)
The Bachelor´s program in Political Sciences offers students a solid foundation in the Political Sciences. The program concerns five major fields with one seminar in basics, profoundization and application: The fields include political theory and history of ideas, comparative politics, Austrian politics, international politics, and EU politics.
The Bachelor’s program in Sociology offers students a solid foundation in several areas, including courses in sociological theory, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and social structures. There are three areas of specialization: general sociology and theory, applied sociology, and methods and methodology in social research.
The Master´s program in Political Sciences offers students a specialization along four different study lines: democracy and legitimacy, comparative politics, politics in a multi-level perspective, and international relations. In all four theoretical and empirical approaches are complementing each other. A broad range of elective courses give students the possiblity to individualize their schedule with subjects from other disciplines such as sociology, gender studies, geography or regional studies.
The Master’s program in Sociology provides in-depth theoretical and methodological basics of sociology, in addition to facilitating students’ specialization in specific areas that combine theoretical and practical applications, such as family and life course structures, social inequalities, and cultures of modernity. A series of complementary courses are also offered to eligible students.
Detailed descriptions of the course offerings for Erasmus+ students are available on the websites of the corresponding department. A list of English courses is available on the webiste of the International Office.
Study terms: The winter term regularly starts at the end of October and ends at the end of January. the summer smeester starts at the beginning of March and ends at the end of June.
Other information: The University of Salzburg offers support services to exchange students through language courses, an orientation week, a welcome guide, and other amenities. Students initiated a Buddy programme to connect Austrian and international students. Students need to search for accommodation individually, but they may apply for accommodation in the student residence halls through the Austrian Exchange Service (OEaD). Additional information for Erasmus+ students is provided on the section "International" of the universities website.
Events & Deadlines
Erasmus+ Sprechstunde/ Office hours:
Dienstags/ Tuesday 10-12 Uhr
Raum/ Room: X-D2-207
Alle Kurse für das kommende Wintersemester 2019/20 sind auch im eKVV online einsehbar! Englischsprachige Veranstaltungen finden Sie HIER.
All courses for the upcoming winter semester 2019/20 are also available online in the eKVV. You can find an overview of courses in English HERE.
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