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The research-oriented master’s degree in Political Science enables you to expand your specialist knowledge and deepen your knowledge by specializing in a sub-area of ??the subject. There is a choice of priorities in various areas. The theory of politics, ie the historical, legal and economic foundations of political structures and processes as well as the political action of individual actors, can be chosen as a focus, as can international and transnational relations, in particular international political economy, peace and conflict research and the regional integration (EU). As a third focus, regional studies and (comparative) analysis of political systems and policy fields are possible. The theory-related,


The master’s course comprises modules in the introductory, specialization and supplementary areas.

The structure and process of the course are regulated by the course regulations. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the examination performances of the modules and the master’s examination. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

The master's thesis should show that the students are able to independently work on and present a research task using scientific methods. After successfully completing the study program, the university degree Master of Arts (MA) is awarded.

Modules of the course

Introductory area

module Introduction and basics

Specialization area

One module is to be selected for each subject area, and one module can also be freely selected from all subject areas

Subject area theory and basics of political science
module Political theory and history of ideas
module Constitution of political orders
Analysis and comparison
module  Political Systems
module  Comparative and regional policy field analysis
International relations
module Global governance
module International economy and regional integration
Research practice area
module Research practice (project course module)

Supplementary area

module Professional practice
Module (s) One or more modules of your choice (e.g. from the subject areas, from the other master’s courses in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, etc.)



To be admitted to the master’s degree, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Professional university degree in political science or other equivalent university degree with a minimum of 60 credit points in political science.


Graduates have in-depth scientific knowledge and advanced professional skills.

The master’s degree in Political Science is intended to prepare students for research activities in university and non-university academic institutions as well as for scientifically-oriented activities, in particular in the following areas: politics, policy advice and mediation, management consulting, national administration, the foreign service and international organization, non-governmental organizations, media and cultural Institutions, State and Municipal Planning, Adult Education and Training, and Publishing.

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