Studying Political Science at the University of Salzburg
As most modern life depends on decisions and actions taken in the body politics, understanding the latter is an important asset for any informed citizen and a prerequisite for those seeking a career in public life and public institutions. Thus, Political Science studies at the University of Salzburg provide the substantive, analytical, and methodological tools necessary to prepare those seeking a professional career, those wanting to complement their principal studies, and those simply interested in gaining more profound insights in modern politics. Therefore, the BA and MA programs offer in-depth academic coursework on political actors, institutions (polities), processes (politics), political culture, and policies. Political Science is presented as a modern Social Science aimed at understanding the role and motivations of actors, the constraints created by institutions, the role of power, and the underlying normative and attitudinal dispositions.