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SOCIETY, MEDIA AND POLITICS

 


Bachelor of Arts - Undergraduate Program

Society, Media and Politics (SMP) - The Program

Handbook valid starting from Batch 2020/Class of 2023!

The BA-program Society, Media and Politics (SMP) integrates the social sciences necessary to tackle the key challenges of our globalized world in a digitized context. Sociology, media studies and political sciences are learned from a problem-solving and research-oriented, student-centered perspective.

Students are empowered to address pressing social problems in their environment by applying their knowledge and skills not only in research but also in direct practice. They learn about their social environment on field excursions, discuss political conditions and possible solutions to social issues and learn to campaign for their initiatives with the skillful use of digital media, for example by producing their own videos or animations. Innovative forms of assessment allow them to integrate these forms of activity in their curriculum. Our students are young people who want to make a difference.

Also, SMP students are offered the unique opportunity to acquire a broad spectrum of media skills, professionally guided by our media team and provided with the necessary technical equipment by our SMP Media Center. All basic equipment for the production of media projects, be that video or animation, graphic design or podcasts, are accessible to our students in the SMP Media Center.

SMP provides an excellent basis both for graduate studies and the European and international job market for the leaders of tomorrow. Our graduates are known to build successful careers in start-ups and NGOs as well as in large companies; they have moved on to the most renowned academic institutions of the world, some of them developing impressive careers in academia; they have been successful in the most diverse branches of economy too – e.g. in finance. This is because creative problem solving, the ability to judge from a broader perspective and to think out of the box are faculties that are in very high demand in positions of leadership. Our students obtain positions that cannot be substituted by machines.

SMP (formerly Integrated Social Studies) is rated as one of the best study programs in the field of social and political sciences in Germany by the renowned CHE (Center for Higher Education Development) University Ranking.

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Career Perspectives

Studying SMP typically opens careers in the media, in non-governmental organizations, public administration, community development, international aid agencies, international business, the cultural sector, international youth and social work, fundraising and many other pursuits.

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Key Facts

Program Start Date 2020:

last week of August (orientation week), first week of September (classes)

Tuition:

€ 20,000 per academic year
+ € 8,650 living expenses

Scholarships:

All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.

Application Deadlines 2020:

June 1 (global) and July 15 (for applicants who do not need a visa)

Duration:

3 years full-time
 

 

Financing Options:

Each admitted candidate will receive an individual financial package.

5 Reasons

5 reasons why you should study Society, Media and Politics at Jacobs University

  1. Gain in-depth knowledge and skills in 3 social science disciplines: Sociology, Media Studies and Political Sciences
  2. Be empowered to address pressing social problems and learn to make an impact by applying your skills in practice
  3. Benefit from a student-centered and research-oriented program
  4. Focus on in-depth and advanced social sciences methods and train your media skills in our media center
  5. Step into the footsteps of our graduates who have gone on to prestigious graduate schools such as Oxford, Harvard, Stanford Graduate School, University of Edinburgh, etc. or started their careers in start-ups, NGOs or large global companies

Program

The three-year undergraduate program involves six semesters of study with a total of 180 ECTS credit points (CP). The curricular structure follows an innovative and student-centered modularization scheme - the 3C-Model - that groups the disciplinary content of the three study years according to overarching themes:

 

Study program structure

Rankings

THE Young University Ranking 2019 Jacobs University has been top-ranked # 26 of 351 universities worldwide younger than 50 years, #11 in “Teaching” among the young universities worldwide as well as #1 in “International Outlook” and “Teaching” in Germany

CHE Ranking 2019 Jacobs University achieved top results in numerous other areas of the CHE ranking 2019. The most detailed university ranking in the German-speaking region not only takes into account facts on the range of courses but also questions students themselves.

Students & Alumni

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