180 ECTS


This is an undergraduate program with a duration of six semesters (three years) which proposes a thorough, all-encompassing approach of the history of political thinking, the functioning of political parties, the political phenomena and their developments, as well as of public life problems in Romania. It seeks to train specialists in political science who are qualified to become employees on the specialty job market (central and local institutions, political parties, NGOs, mass-media), or to continue their studies with a master’s program in order to further develop their professional skill set and abilities.

This program trains students in the spirit of professional and academic integrity, in accordance with the ethical foundations of consolidated democracies, with respect for universal human rights and individual freedom.


In the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in English, the basic courses make up 22% of the curriculum, while the additional 62% are specialized ones. Complementary courses and disciplines make up the remaining 16%. The professors are involved in individual or collective research projects in areas related to of the subjects taught and to the institutional research objectives undertaken by the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Bucharest, or to the individual goals of each professor.

FSPUB ensures that the participation of SPE students in international mobility programs is achieved through Erasmus+ funding. In order to help students fulfil the required internship, totaling 112 hours, the faculty has established collaboration agreements with over 200 public and private institutions.

Career opportunities

Some of the graduates of the SPE bachelor’s degree have continued their studies with master’s degrees and doctoral studies in renowned universities from the Anglophone space, Europe, North America, Africa, or Australia.

Graduates of the SPE course work in various fields such as: central and local public institutions (Presidency of Romania, the Romanian Parliament, Ministries of External Affairs, National Security, Department of Public Information of the Government, National Bank of Romania, town halls), or in international NGOs. Graduates can also follow a career in the private sector (stock exchange brokering, financial auditing or law consulting firms) or as consultants within political institutions or lobbying organizations.

Academic coordinatorConf. univ. dr. Dan PAVEL




Compulsory courses

Introduction to Political Science – Silvia MartonAlexandra Oprea (seminar)

History of Political Thought (I) – Cătălin Avramescu

Politics and Society in Modern Europe – Victor Rizescu

Introduction to Political Communication – Cosmin Dogaru

Government and Politics in Romania, XIX-XX centuries – Cristina Petrescu

Academic Writing and Computer skills – Brândușa Nicolaescu

English for Political Science I – Brândușa Nicolaescu


Compulsory courses

Comparative Constitutionalism: Political Institutions and Procedures – Ioan Stanomir

International Governance, Institutions and Organisations – Cioculescu Șerban

Research Methods for Political Science – Oana-Valentina Suciu

Political Science. Scope and Concepts – Cătălin Avramescu

Global Issues: Political Violence, Social Inequality, Ethnic and Religious Conflicts – Cristina Petrescu

International Politics: International Affairs and Diplomacy – Ruxandra IvanOctavian Sofronea (seminar)

Internship I – Sergiu Delcea

English for Political Science III – Brândușa Nicolaescu


Compulsory courses

Public Policies – Mirela Cerkez

The Romanian Legal System – Felicia Bejan

Comparative Legislative Processes – Bogdan Iancu

European Political Cultures – Dragoș Petrescu

Literature and Politics: Dystopian Fiction as Social Critique – Brândușa Nicolaescu

Optional courses (to choose 2/4)

Politics and Governance in Asia and Australasia – Luciana Ghica

Political Science and Open Source Analysis – Gabriel Sebe

Political Ecology – Camil Pârvu

Economic Nationalism – Sergiu Delcea


Islam, Politics and Society – Ershad Zaker Hussain

Dileme ale politicii externe si de securitate a Ucrainei – Angela Grămadă


Compulsory courses

The Romanian Political System – Andreea Zamfira

History of Political Thought (II) – Camil Pârvu

Politics and Society in 20th Century Europe – Dragoș Petrescu

Introduction to International Studies and Global Governance – Luciana Ghica

Political Sociology – Oana-Valentina Suciu, Anca Sandu (seminar)

EU Governance: Theories and Practices – Radu Carp

English for Political Science II – Brândușa Nicolaescu


Compulsory courses

Political Parties and Ideologies – Alexandra Iancu

Statistics – Claudiu Tufiș

Theories of Democracy – Cătălin Avramescu

Latin American Politics and Society – Caterina PredaAlexandra Oprea (seminar)

Comparative Political Analysis – Dragoș Petrescu

Applied Research Methods in Political Science – Oana-Valentina Suciu

Internship II – Sergiu Delcea

English for Political Science IV – Brândușa Nicolaescu


Compulsory courses

Methodology Seminar – Cosmin Dogaru

Security Issues in Africa – Domnica Gorovei

Revolution and Social Conflict in History – Victor Rizescu

Cultural Diplomacy – Oana-Valentina Suciu

Far Right and the Holocaust in Romania – Irina Matei

The Conservative Mind – Ioan Stanomir


Sports, Politics and Society – Robert Adam

Modern Korean Politics – Diana Yuksel, Lee Hyung (seminar)

Politics in Afghanistan – Ershad Zaker Hussain

Introducere în politica Republicii Populare Chineze – Mugur Zlotea

Turkish Foreign Policy after 1923 – Enis Tulça