Political Science: Nation States and the Challenge of Globalization (M.A.)
From the winter semester 2022/23, the programme “Global Politics: Structures and Frontiers” will be replaced by the Master's programme "Political Science: Nation States and Globalization". The application for this takes place during the regular application period for the winter semester (06.04.2022 to 15.05.2022).
Application for the Master's programme "Global Politics: Structures and Frontiers" is no longer possible. This programme starts for the last time in the summer semester 2022.
Against the backdrop of financial crises, worldwide migration movements, the populist threat to democracy, the Corona pandemic and the climate crisis, the question of how political order can be formed and changed under the conditions of globalization is becoming increasingly clear. What is the relationship between the multiple forms of modern governance and the still important politics of the nation state? The Master's programme combines a compact and research-oriented specialisation in all sub-disciplines of political science with attractive elective options.
- Political Science: Nation States and the Challenge of Globalization
- Master of Arts
- part-time studies
- Language of the programme:
- Standard period of study:
- 4 semesters, up to 7 semesters in part-time studies
- winter and summer semester
- Restricted (application to the faculty)
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Programme descriptionAgainst the backdrop of financial crises, worldwide migration movements, the populist threat to democracy, the Corona pandemic and the climate crisis, the question of how political order can be formed and changed under the conditions of globalization is becoming increasingly clear. What is the relationship between the multiple forms of modern governance and the still important politics of the nation state?
In this degree programme, students deepen their scientific knowledge as well as their skills for independent subject-specific and interdisciplinary scientific work and the application of scientific knowledge. The focus is always on how political order can form and change under the conditions of globalisation.
The Master's programme combines a compact and research-oriented in-depth study of all political science sub-disciplines with attractive elective options.
The degree programme qualifies students for work as political scientists in many fields of activity in public and private institutions by imparting subject-specific knowledge and methodological-analytical skills relevant to the professional field:
- Media, public relations, political education and adult education
- politics, administration, associations and NGOs
- strategy departments of companies, consulting agencies and market and opinion research
- science and science management
In addition, the Master's programme imparts competences beyond the subject-specific knowledge for taking up doctoral studies.
Related and consecutive/graduate programmes
This degree programme can be studied in 3 different profiles.
- Singe Honours MA totalling 78 credits (Mono-master)
- Joint Honours MA totalling 42 credits in combination with one module package (minor) totalling 36 credits
You apply for one study profile.
To obtain a master’s degree, students must complete 120 credits, which, depending on the chosen profile, are distributed as follows:
Single Honours MA (mono-master):
- Mayor studies in Political Science: 78 C
- Key competencies: 12 C
- master’s thesis: 30 C
Joint Honours MA (combined master):
- Mayor studies in Political Science: 42 C
- External module package: 36 C
- Key competencies: 12 C
- Master’s thesis: 30 C
- B.A. degree or equivalent degree in Political Science or a related subject.
- At least 150 ECTS at the time of application
- achievements in the subject area of Political Science amounting to at least 50 C
- If your native language is not German , you must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the German language at the DSH-2 level .
- As it is necessary to be able to read English-language literature, knowledge of English at the level of C1 is strongly recommended.
- Until May 15h for the winter semester
- Until November 15th for the summer semester
- From October 1st - 5th for the winter semester
- From April 1st – 5th for the summer semester