Social Sciences (Political Sciences), B.Sc. | Ghent University | Gent, Belgium
B.Sc. On Campus

Social Sciences (Political Sciences)

36 months
3850 EUR/year
979 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor in Social Sciences (Political Sciences) is a joint project of Ghent University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. This English taught programme throws down the walls between political science, communication sciences and sociology - enabling you to build solid bridges between them.


Key facts

Complex societies require complex thinking. In a world of rapid changes and shifting boundaries there is a growing need for minds that are capable of switching perspective and thinking outside of narrow academic boxes. That is why the VUB and Ghent University have joined forces to create an innovative model of interdisciplinary and interuniversity education: the Bachelor in Social Sciences (BScSS). Located in the heart of Europe and boasting a student body of seventy different nationalities, the BScSS provides a uniquely diverse learning environment that helps students to tackle the global problems of the future.

The first and the second year of the Social Sciences (Political Sciences) program is taught in Brussels, at the VUB. In the third year you will start taking courses at Ghent University.

Labour Market

There is no doubt that your Bachelor of Sciences in Social Sciences (BScSS) will stand out on the labour market. However, the biggest added value of the programme lies in paving the way for ambitious follow-up trajectories, such as master programmes and internships. Your third bachelor year is designed to help you prepare for this choice. You major in one of the three social sciences composing the programme. It allows you to build expertise in this domain, but without losing track of the other two sciences. That way all choices for master programmes remain open, but you’ll have more insight on what you really want to master in. At the same time, this last bachelor year offers you multiple contacts with professionals from organisations gravitating around the EU institutions through guest lectures and site visits. It's a great way to start building your network, with an eye on the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Communication Studies
  • European History
  • History of Political Ideologies
  • Belgian Society and Politics
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • SPC Methodology
  • Communicating Scientific Knowledge

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You can apply for this Bachelor programme if you are currently in the final year of secondary education or if you already have a high school diploma.
  • Students with an upper secondary school diploma from the Belgian educational system are eligible to enrol in this programme automatically. They meet both the academic and language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3850 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    979 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 979 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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