MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN "POLITIKWISSENSCHAFT: NATIONALSTAAT UND GLOBALISIERUNG" (from winter semester 2022/23)
THE PROGRAMMEAgainst 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 globalisation is becoming increasingly important. 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 for 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.
JOB PERSPECTIVESThe 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.
- Achievements in political science amounting to at least 50 credit points
- German language certificate (only for foreign students), e.g. in the form of DSH-2, TestDaF (four times level 4) or telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule by the time of enrolment (30.09. or 31.03.)
- Very good knowledge of English, which enables intensive work with international specialist literature, is strongly recommended.
STRUCTURE OF THE MASTER'S PROGRAMMEThe Master's programme offers the choice between a pure political science subject study with specialisation options or the combination of political science with another subject. Please note the admission requirements for module packages in the examination regulations of the respective subject.
The programme comprises 120 credits, which are distributed over 4 semesters as follows:
a) to the subject studies 78 C: to the extent of 78 C or to the extent of 42 C in combination with an admissible module package outside the subject to the extent of 36 C,
b) 12 C to the key competences,
c) the Master's thesis module 30 C.
The Master's programme is suitable for part-time study.