Political Economics and International Relationsfull time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Mainz

    Location

  • May 2025 (Germans and inhabitants)

    May 2025 (EU), May 2025 (Non-EU)
    Please enquire

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
Focus

Political Economy, Welfarism, Analysis, Explanation and Assessment of Interdependence between Politics and the Economy, National and International, Qualitative, Analytical, Quantitative and Normative Methods, Normative and Positive Political Theories, International Politics and European Integration

Target group

The scope and influence of democratic politics has been challenged increasingly in the recent past: The public expect far more of the state than the creation of internal, external and social security\; the distribution of wealth, market regulation and production of diverse other public goods, such as consumer, environmental and data protection, are much more at the forefront of concerns. Political decisions are therefore made under highly complex conditions and with many different interests competing for attention. Globalisation processes and growing interdependency between states additionally make it de facto increasingly difficult to view national states as sovereign actors that control their internal affairs and their external relations autonomously. They much rather must be perceived as interconnected and in many respects dependent actors with diminishing decision-making scope within a complex web of international and supranational relations. These clear limitations on the scope of state action increasingly point towards a central question: What influence and control can political actors have on this and the other side of national boundaries in a politically and economically globalised and interconnected world? In the 'Political Economics and International Relations' MA programme, you will take a theory-driven and methodologically solid approach to this question, based on the latest research findings.

Annotation

In general, new students are admitted in the winter term. The course can be commenced in the summer semester only if there are still open spaces in the winter semester. If the Bachelor degree certificate is not available by the application deadline, but at least 135 credit points can be demonstrated: Submit a certificate of study and examinations and the average grade achieved so far. (This certificate must be issued by the relevant higher education, original or officially authenticated copy). After enrolment, the diploma must be submitted. If the degree was obtained abroad: officially authenticated copy of a certificate of recognition (responsible: Student Service - Admission International).

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

1. Proof of a Bachelor's degree with at least 60 credit points in Political Science or of another very similar qualification from a higher education institution in Germany or abroad. 2. Proof of a knowledge of Statistics and Methods of Empirical Social Research/Empirical Political Research amounting to at least 6 credit points.

Lecture period
  • 15.04.2024 - 20.07.2024
  • 21.10.2024 - 08.02.2025

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)
  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.04.2025 - 15.05.2025

    Those who have obtained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Services (https://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/anerkennung). The request for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

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

    01.04.2025 - 15.05.2025

    Those who have obtained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Services (https://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/anerkennung). The request for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.04.2025 - 15.05.2025

    Participation in the lottery procedure for Master's degree programmes (winter semester 01.08.-31.08; summer semester 01.08.-31.08): https://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/losverfahren Please also note the earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    15.05.2025 (Universitywide deadline)

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

Further languages

English

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