PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS BA
|Course Duration / ECTS||6 semesters / 180 ECTS|
|University degree||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|Faculty||Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law|
|Department||Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science and Sociology, Department of Social Studies and Economics|
|Study ID||D 033 699|
|Admission Requirements||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.
|Language of instruction German||Proof of language proficiency|
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.
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.
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.
How is the course structured?
|Compulsory modules (e.g., Introductory and Orientation Phase)||11 ECTS|
|Introduction to the Philosophy of Economy and Social Philosophy||10 ECTS|
|Applied Theory of Science||15 ECTS|
|Basics of Political Science||15 ECTS|
|Core subject I+II Political Science||24 ECTS|
|Basics of Economics||9 ECTS|
|Advanced Economics||12 ECTS|
|Interdisciplinary Seminar||6 ECTS|
|Academic Research Skills and Techniques||13 ECTS|
|Basic Empirical Methods||11 ECTS|
|Advanced Methods||6 ECTS|
|Bachelor’s thesis||6 ECTS|
|Optional subjects||24 ECTS|