Politics is how communities settle their differences and achieve their goals. As a result, politics is everywhere and at all levels from the local to the global. The programme offers a broad orientation in International Relations, Political Economy, Public Policy and Governance, Comparative Politics and Political Theory. In the third year, you can specialist by choosing courses on International Organisations, Security, Conflict, Islam and Globalization, and The Rise of Populism in the United States and Europe, or by focusing on regions such as Latin America and Asia. Because you can choose courses for 30 credits in your programme, you can enroll in a minor such as Conflict Studies, Gender and Sexuality, and Middle Eastern Studies.
Why study Political Science at the University of Santander?
Studying politics is not just about what politicians do – it helps you understand why the world is as it is and how it might be improved. A Bachelor of Science in Political Science offers you a solid intellectual and practical insight into this dynamic world, its challenges and its opportunities. It provides education for the informed, independent, analytical and critical thinkers and ‘doers’ that the world needs. We offer a genuinely coherent and integrated curriculum, which combines a broad disciplinary grounding in political science in all its diversity with flexibility in your choice of sub field specialization.
SpecializationsWe offer sub field specializations in:
- International Relations
- Comparative Politics
- Public Policy and Governance
- Political Theory
To meet further individual interests while maintaining a coherent programme, we also offer cross-disciplinary minor packages including:
- Gender and Sexuality
- Conflict Studies
- European Politics and Global Change
- Middle Eastern Studies
- International Development Studies
- Global Migration