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Bachelor in Political Sciences : General

  • academic year
    2019-2020
Bachelor in Political Sciences : General

This formation is taught in french.

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  • Programme title
    Bachelor in Political Sciences : General
  • Programme mnemonic
    BA-POLI
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • Degree type
    Bachelors
  • Tier
    1th cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/Political and social sciences
  • Schedule type
    Daytime
  • Languages of instruction
    french
  • Theoretical programme duration
    3 years
  • Campus
    Solbosch
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - Political and social sciences
  • Jury President
    Jean-Yves PRANCHERE
  • Jury Secretary
    Véronique DIMIER and Nathalie BRACK

Details

General information

Degree type

Bacheliers

Theoretical programme duration

3 years

Learning language(s)

french

Schedule type

Daytime

Campus

Solbosch

Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - Political and social sciences

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)
Infor-études

Contacts

Student support

Active teaching: seminars, individual presentations, group work, and projects are developed next to auditorium-type courses.

New technologies and e-learning are an integral part of the teaching methods.

Succeed in your studies

ULB offers a number of activities and resources that can help you develop a successful strategy before or during your studies.

You can make the transition to higher education easier by attending preparatory courses, summer classes, and information and orientation sessions, even before you start your studies at ULB.

During your studies, many people at ULB are there specifically to help you succeed: support staff in each faculty, (inter-)faculty guidance counsellors, tutors, and experts in academic methodology.

Presentation

The bachelor’s in political sciences aims at developing your knowledge in the field of political science and at expanding your skills in humanities in general (history, law, economics, etc.).

At the end of the program, you will have acquired:

  • A knowledge of the various sub-fields in political science;

  • An opening to other fields that will allow you to analyze political and social issues from different angles and approaches;

  • An analytical and university reasoning based on methodological rigor;

  • Advanced writing and presentation skills in French;

  • Additional linguistic skills that are essential in the professional world;

  • An opening to the world.

  • Overview of the program

The curriculum includes in each year workshops, practicals and exercises, making learning a lot easier.

Choosing the bachelor’s in political sciences, it is:

  • To study in an internationally renowned department. For the fourth consecutive year, SciencePo ULB was ranked in the Top 100 worldwide. We ranked 1st in Belgium and Top 5 of French-speaking institutions worldwide in the field of political science and international relations (QS World University Ranking by Subject 2018);

  • To follow courses taught by high-level researchers and practitioners;

  • To benefit from a multilingual environment;

  • To benefit from a learning support program;

  • To have the possibility to experience an international exchange in Bloc 3, for 1 term or 1 year in one of our 90+ partner universities in 30+ countries in Europe and in the world (Canada, China, Brazil, United States, Japan, etc.).

  • To choose for an international environment: among the faculty and researchers of the Department, there are more than 15 different nationalities, and almost 50% of our students are from outside of Belgium;

  • To study political science in Brussels, the capital of Europe and second largest city worldwide in terms of international institutions;

  • To open the doors of potential careers in national, European, international, regional or local institutions, as well as in the political, social, or economic world, associations, media, the private sector (consultancy, public relations), and education or research.

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SciencePo ULB has a long tradition of international exchanges with 90+ partner universities in 30+ countries in the European Union and the world pays de l'Union européenne, ainsi que hors Union européenne (Canada, China, Brazil, United States, Japan, etc.).

Discover our partner universities

At SciencePo ULB, internationalization also occurs in Brussels. Among the faculty, there are more than 15 nationalities, and almost half of our students are from outside Belgium.

You will study political science in Brussels, the capital of Europe and second largest city in the world in terms of international institutions. More than a third of Brussels residents are non-Belgian.

Access conditions

Programme

The bachelor’s in political sciences offers:

  • An introduction to the various sub-fields in political science: international relations, European studies, comparative politics, public administration and political theory;

  • An opening to other fields in humanities: sociology, history, geography, law, economics, etc.;

  • A solid training in methods: formalization, statistics, methods, and seminars;

  • A strong emphasis on multilingual training: the program includes two mandatory language courses, readings in English in Blocs 1 and 2 and courses in English in Bloc 3. The program can be followed in its bilingual (FR/NL or FR/ANG) or trilingual (FR/NL/ANG) version;

  • An international opening: international exchanges of 1 semester or 1 year in Bloc 3, and international profile of Faculty and students.

What's next ?

Prospects

With an additional master’s degree in political science, international relations, public administration, or European studies, graduates of this program will be able to orient their career path to a wide range of jobs in various sectors:

  • Career in the European sector at the heart of Europe: European civil servant, European institutions or organizations;

  • Career in the international sector: diplomacy, international institutions such as the U.N., OECD, WTO, etc.;

  • Career in the social and political sector: political parties, unions, lobbies, ministerial or parliamentary assistant, etc.;

  • Top civil servant in the Belgian public administration;

  • Career in the non-profit sector: NGO, humanitarian, etc.;

  • Analyst or consultant in the private sector;

  • Career in political communication or journalism.

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