Society, Media And Politics (Smp)

Germany / Bremen

  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Institution : Jacobs University
  • Deadline for application : 01 Jun 2021
  • Registration Fee : EUR500
  • Tuition Fee : EUR10,000 / Per Semester
  • Duration : 3 years
  • Language Requirements : International Certificate in English at C1 level


-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 in research and direct practice. They learn to campaign for their initiatives with the skillful use of digital media at Jacobs University SMP Media Center. Learning to use podcasts, websites, animations or other forms, gives students a broad variety of chances to actualize their creative potential and learn the skills of the trade that are so vital for modern labour markets.

Our students are young people who want to make a difference. 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 or have moved on to the most renowned academic institutions of the world because. With their high skills in creative problem solving, the ability to judge from a broader perspective and to think out of the box they are best prepared for global positions of leadership.

SMP (formerly Integrated Social Sciences) 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.

-Today’s professional world requires more than mere disciplinary knowledge from graduates. Students face the prospect of not only technological and societal advancement and amazing individual opportunities, but also a growing field of contradictions, conflicts and crises that our societies are confronted with. In this context, the value of young professionals who understand the relevance of a rationally informed and scientifically trained, creative and critical approach cannot be overestimated.

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.

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 in the world, some of them developing impressive careers in academia, others starting their own company. 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 all positions of leadership. Our students move on to positions that cannot be substituted by machines.

What companies and NGOs also see in our graduates is the power to connect local and specific problems to societal trends and issues in a global and digital context. They are in high demand, because they are trained to think problems through from varying disciplinary perspectives. These qualities are of huge advantage for the undertaking of entrepreneurial initiative, e.g. in the context of social entrepreneurship.

Career-related services at Jacobs University provide information, counseling and training, networks, and events. The Career Services Center (CSC) as well as the Jacobs Alumni Office help students in their career development. The CSC provides students with high quality training and coaching in CV creation, cover letter formulation, interview preparation, effective presenting, project management, business communication and etiquette and employer research as well as in many other aspects, thus helping students identify and follow up rewarding careers after their time at Jacobs University. Digital job and internship portfolios help students to prepare for their career.

General Requirements

-One recommendation letter is required. This should ideally come from a school official, such as a teacher, career/guidance counselor, head of school, or principal.
-Transcripts for last three years
-Educational History Form
-Applicants are required to submit SAT/ACT scores in order to be eligible for admission to Jacobs University
-English Proficiency Test
-Motivation Statement

Language Requirements

TOEFL Paper-based: 575
-TOEFL Internet-based: 90
-British Council IELTS: 6.5
-GCSE (British General Certificate of Secondary Education): A or B
-Cambridge EFL Examinations - Certificate of Proficiency in English: A, B, C, and C1 pass
-Cambridge EFL Examinations - Certificate in Advanced English: A, B, and C
-Cambridge EFL Examinations - First Certificate in English (extended certification): A
-International Baccalaureate English A Literature & English A Language and Literature: 6,7
-SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (New SAT): 600
-ACT Writing 9
-Duolingo English Test: 110



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