Political Science: Critique - Rule - Transformation (Master)

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The Master's degree program in Political Science: Critique - Rule - Transformation is a research-oriented degree program. Its special profile is characterized by a variety of critical political science approaches in teaching, research and many additional courses.

The Master's degree course, which focuses on the analysis and critique of political rule and social transformation, offers the opportunity to develop your own specialization through a combination of compulsory and elective courses. Basic modules cover questions of state, law, democracy and social policy; political economy (of work), political ecology, gender relations, globalization and North-South relations as well as comparative political science and region-specific phenomena (e.g. EU or Latin America).

Students can then delve deeper into post-colonial, feminist, materialist or post-structuralist perspectives, for example. To this end, students can choose courses from the range offered by the Political Science department, replace a sub-module with a seminar designed by the students themselves and attend courses from other degree programs and subject areas (after consultation with the respective supervisors).

At a glance

Degree: Master of Arts

Start: Winter semester

Language of instruction: German

Duration/Scope: 4 semesters

Admission restriction (NC): No


Instead of an elective module, a semester of study abroad can be taken as an option

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in political science or equivalent or university degree in psychology, sociology, social sciences, history, first state examination in law, economics, communication science, human geography, social work, cultural studies, philosophy, anthropology, ethnography or educational science with at least 60 credits in political science
  • Proof of a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters.
  • Letter of motivation

Application and enrollment procedure for the winter semester

Application with German certificates

Application Deadline:

annually 01.06. - 01.09.

You apply for this degree program via our online application portal "eCampus".

How do I apply for this study program?

Application with foreign certificates

Application deadline

with foreign certificates:
annually 01.03. - 15.07.

If you are not yet studying at the University of Kassel or another university in Germany, but have obtained a first professional Bachelor's degree abroad, you must apply via the central assessment office in Berlin, uni-assist.

How do I apply with a foreign certificate?

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