The formal requirement for admission to the Master's programme is the completion of a first university degree in political science or a social science or an equivalent domestic or foreign degree.

The following are considered admission requirements:

  •     Overall grade 2.5 or better
    ≥ 70 ECTS credits with a political science background including methods, of which a maximum of 20 ECTS credits in the field of methods.
  • Overall grade 3.0 or better
    ≥ 90 ECTS credits with a background in political science including methods, of which a maximum of 20 ECTS credits in the area of methods.

In addition: If you have completed less than 20 ECTS points in methods during your Bachelor's degree, you may be admitted with the condition that you make up one or more modules in empirical social research and / or statistics in Bamberg.

If you are unsure whether the examinations you have taken can be categorised as having a political science background, you should still apply. Courses from the subjects of sociology, philosophy, economics or similar can also be included if there is a political science connection. Missing political science courses can be made up if necessary.

The programme can be taken up in either the winter or summer semester. The standard period of study is 4 semesters.

General questions about application, enrolment and life in Bamberg can be obtained from the Student Office.

Information for international applicants

Prospective students with foreign citizenship and certificates from abroad must apply to the International Office for a Bachelor's degree programme at the University of Bamberg. There, it is examined whether the required higher education entrance qualification and the respective necessary German language skills are met.

>>> International Office: Application process

Information for prospective students with disabilities or chronic illnesses

Prospective students with disabilities or chronic illnesses can submit special applications when applying for a restricted-admission degree programme to help compensate for disadvantages caused by disabilities.

If you have any questions about this, the contact point for Studies and Disability will be happy to help you!

>>> Information on compensation for disadvantages

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