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Empowerment Studies

full time

  • Master of Arts


  • 3 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Düsseldorf


  • July 2023 (Germans and inhabitants)

    July 2023 (EU), July 2023 (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Sociology, Social Science

Methods of Social Management, Political Empowerment, Social Science Methodology, Methods of Sociopolitical Competence, Development Policy, Political Mandate of Social Work, Political Education, Human Rights Policies, Diversity and Intersectionality, Political Participation


Information on the application process and important deadlines can be found on this page:

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements

A Bachelor's or Diplom degree with an overall grade of at least 2.5 in a Social Sciences course (e.g. in Social Work, Social Science, Sociology, Political Science, Educational Science) is required). Application is also possible with a degree of 180 ECTS, in which case the applicant can be admitted conditionally.

Lecture period
  • 19.09.2022 - 03.02.2023
  • 20.03.2023 - 14.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2023/2024)
  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    30.05.2023 - 15.07.2023

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    30.05.2023 - 15.07.2023

  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    30.05.2023 - 15.07.2023

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    15.09.2023 (Universitywide deadline)

Languages of instruction

Main language


International office

Student advisory service

Zentrale Studienberatung

Graduate contact

Fachbereich Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften der Hochschule Düsseldorf
Münsterstr. 156
0211 / 4351-2600