Political Science (Master)

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The discipline of political science considers political processes, crises and changes as a continuous challenge for academic discourse and the development of solutions to political issues. Therefore, this master’s programme aims at equipping students with competences in analysing and shaping the discipline of political science. Students of the master’ programme in Political Science acquire competences in analytical thinking and develop the ability to present academic findings in oral or written form, organise collaboration in political as well as administrative and organisational fields of activity, and develop solutions to problems.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 824

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

Basic knowledge of social science and methodological competences are a prerequisite for the master’s programme in Political Science. Based on this foundation, students acquire and deepen analytical skills and research methods in the area of political science. The master’s programme enables students to focus on selected subject areas and specialise in a wide range of fields, including gender research, integration research, research on Europeanisation, international political ecology, critical globalisation research, migration research, research on Eastern Europe, political party research, election research, representation research as well as visual studies. Students have to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in the framework of a practical research course, aimed at preparing them for writing their master’s thesis. In addition, elective modules provide the opportunity for students to expand or deepen their knowledge in the area of political science.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Gender
  • Europeanisation
  • Ideology
  • Migration
  • Representation

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates of the master’s programme in Political Science are qualified for a career in academia as well as in non-academic occupational areas. They have acquired the necessary knowledge and competences for leading and research-oriented positions in the following occupational fields:

  • staff, policy, strategy and planning departments of organisations and institutions on local, regional, national, European and international levels
  • policy-oriented and civic institutions
  • adult education
  • applied political science and scientific political consulting
  • universities and non-university research institutions.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.3 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.1 (appropriate)

→ These results are based on feedback from 95 graduates.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the master's programme in Political Science (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 2 months after graduation on average.
  • earn an average of € 2,889 (women) and € 3,155 (men) gross per month within three years after graduation.
  • work full time at a percentage of 71% (women) and 74% (men) within three years after graduation.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "MA Political Science".