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Master Political Science (PO 2015)

The Master  in Political Science offers a research-oriented study programme with course offerings across a range of political science areas. The empirical and analytical focus of the programme enables students to analyze political phenomena using a range of state-of-the-art research methods and carry out an independent research project. The programme enables graduates to embark on a professional career in many areas of politics or to continue in a future PhD programme in political science. 

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.

A comprehensive overview of the Master's programme in Political Science can be found on the website of the Faculty of Managment, Economics and Social Sciences.
Furthermore you will find information about admission requirements and the application procedure for the programme.
Detailed information on the various thematic areas and the structure of the programme can be found on the sub-pages of the linked site.

If you have already gained an overview of the programme, you will find further information on the different thematic areas, the Double Master European Studies and a course overview below.

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).