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Master Political Science (PO 2015)

The master programme Political Science (Master of Arts, current exam regulations of 2015) at the Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences and Management consists of 120 ECTS-Points and is designed as a 4-semester (2-year) full-time programme. The programme is currently transformed into an English-language programme. Starting from winter term 2017/18, proficiency in English (instead of German) will be an admission requirement (level B2). The programme can be fully studied in English. However, a number of - mainly elective - courses will still be offered in German, so a thorough command of German and English greatly increases the available choice of courses.

The master programme intentionally covers the whole range of political science. In contrast to specialised master programmes such as "International relations" or "Development policy", it aims to educate generalists. This orientation notwithstanding, students may specialise by focusing on three of the thematic areas on offer.

Below you can find an overview over the programme, its content and prerequisites as well as information on further opportunities to study Political Science in other master programmes.

Political Science as Supplementary Section for students in other programmes

Master students in the M.Sc. Economics (Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences and Management) can take political science courses as part of their supplementary section. They must pass two of the six core modules with 6 CP each.

Master students in the joined master programmes of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Philosophische Fakultät) can attend political science courses in the elective modules social sciences.

Based on an agreement between the involved areas, this applies also to students in the M.A. programmes History, Ethnology, Languages and Cultures of the Islamic World, and Media Cultural Studies. 

Core Modules Political Science can also form part of the M.Sc. Geography (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences).