Public Administration
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Language of instruction: German



Standard period of study: 7 semesters

Overview - Apply The Law - Make Competent Decisions


By studying at the Harz University of Applied Sciences you trust in our experience. We have been educating decision-makers for public administration for more than 15 years. You will get to know the legal and economic foundations for your future decisions. From the fifth semester onwards you can choose between important legal specialisations.  

Make competent and confident decisions

During your studies you will not only get to know the law. Through case studies and projects you will practise applying the law and defending your decisions. Ideal conditions for this are provided by our seminar groups with a maximum of 30 students.  

Secure future

Our graduates have the best chances of finding secure employment.


1st – 3rd SEMESTER

From the 1st to 3rd semesters the contents of the degree programmes Public Administration and Administrative Economics are the same.


Fundamentals of Law and the Economy, Fundamentals of Accounting, Social Sciences, Civil Law, Administrative and Planning Law, Municipal Administration and Economics, Personnel Management, Financial Management, Marketing, Psychology, English  

Personal competences:

Team Working, Communication Skills, Presentation Techniques, Moderation and Social Competence 

Methods of teaching and learning:

Lecture series concluding with an examination, seminars with practical exercises, presentations, group work, language laboratory  


Work placement:

Thirteen-week local authority work placement; thirteen-week government work placement; seminar accompanying practical work

5th – 6th SEMESTER

From the fifth semester onwards you can choose between numerous legal theme areas as specialisations.


Budgetary and Public Services Law, Social Law, Administrative Procedural Law   Possible specialisations: Administrative Law, Cultural and Media Law, Municipal Law, Construction Planning and Environment Administration  

Methods of teaching and learning:

Simulation exercises, inter-semester projects


Thirteen-week bachelor's work placement, bachelor's seminar, bachelor's thesis, bachelor's colloquium


Our graduates are, for example, employed by:

  • Federal Ministry of the Interior
  • Federal Office for Radiation Protection
  • Federal Environment Agency
  • Ministry of the Interior, Saxony-Anhalt
  • Ministry of Justice, Saxony-Anhalt
  • Ministry for Science and the Economy, Saxony-Anhalt
  • public transport companies
  • Halberstadt Municipal Utility Company
  • Municipal Employment Agency, Harz District
  • municipal associations
  • town and local administrations
  • personnel administration for the police, Saxony-Anhalt
  • State Administration Office, Saxony-Anhalt
  • district administrations
  • State Chancellery, Saxony-Anhalt
  • Quedlinburg Tourism Marketing

Maria, 6. Semester

»The internship was great. I've had the foundations, so I've been able to work on real life cases by myself. Once you've passed the first three semesters everything gets more practical and you realise what the theory is good for.«