Political Science (Master)

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

Focusing on the analysis and critique of political rule as well as societal transformation, the Master's program offers students the opportunity to develop their own focus in their studies through a combination of required and elective courses. Basic modules cover issues of state, law, democracy and social policy; political economy (of labor), political ecology, gender relations, globalization and North-South relations as well as comparative politics or region-specific phenomena (e.g. EU or Latin America).

Subsequently, students can explore in more detail, for example, post-colonial, feminist, materialist, or post-structuralist perspectives. For this purpose, courses can be chosen from the offerings of the Department of Political Science, it is possible to replace a sub-module with a seminar designed by students themselves, as well as to attend courses from other degree programs and disciplines (after consultation with the respective responsible persons).

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 subject equivalent or university degree in psychology, sociology, social sciences, history, first state examination in law, economics, communication science with at least 60 credits in political science.
  • Evidence of a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters.

Application and enrollment procedure for the winter semester

Application with German certificates

Application Deadline:

annually 01.06. - 01.09.
Application deadline extended until 15.9.2023

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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