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Master of Education (Politics)

Degree programme title: Master of Education (Politics and Economics)

Description of the degree programme
The Department of Political Science participates in the Master of Education degree programme with specialised didactic and scientific modules. The following political modules must be taken for students to earn credentials for teaching politics and economics at secondary schools:

  • Specialised didactics: Theory and practice of political education
  • Special area of study: European multi-level system


Research foci in Göttingen
The research foci at Göttingen include political theory and the intellectual history, comparative politics and political economy, political parties and political culture research, didactics of politics and the European multilevel system, as well as regional research.

Degree programme structure

  • Specialised didactics: Theory and practice of political education
  • Special area of study: Democracy Today (a research and communication-oriented module)


Language proficiency
A very good knowledge of English is recommended.