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Course Duration / ECTS6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degreeBachelor of Arts (BA)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.
·  Curriculum
Dates and Deadlines· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
Information on the department
and departmental student representatives
Department of Political Science
Language level required German B2

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What will I learn?
The BA degree course in Philosophy, Politics and Economics sets out from the observation that the pressing issues of our society – such as globalization, climate change or inequality – more and more need interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives. The degree course in PPE accounts for this demand by not merely leaving the disciplines involved – philosophy, political science and economics – standing next to each other. Rather, they interlock in an interdisciplinary programme. The focus lies on imparting methodological competences. Thereby, students gain a comprehensive qualification which allows them to approach problems fundamentally and analytically.

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
The BA degree course in Philosophy, Politics and Economics is the first and, up to now, only BA degree course of its kind in Austria. The disciplines involved are optimally networked in the international research landscape, enjoy an excellent reputation and succeeded in establishing the University of Salzburg as a first-class address in the international world of science. An excellent student-to-staff ratio and the personal atmosphere in the departments distinguish Salzburg from the large-scale universities in great cities. This guarantees a modern education on the interfaces of questions relevant for society.

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Which career opportunities do I have?
Graduates of the BA degree course in Philosophy, Politics and Economics can choose from a range of career options: occupations in private businesses, in public administration, in legislative corporations and in political parties, occupations in NGOs and interest groups, in the media sector and PR, in the foreign senior service (diplomatic career), occupations in institutions of the European Union and in international organizations, in political education (charities, academies, training institutes etc.) as well as university or non-university teaching and research.

Postgraduate degree:
Business & Economics
European Union Studies
Data Science
Political Science


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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hannes Winner
Head of the curriculum committee of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Residenzplatz 9, 5010 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-3703

Photographs: © Luigi Caputo (1-3) I © Hannes Winner (4)