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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie
Institut für Politische Wissenschaft
Kochstr. 4
D-91054 Erlangen
Telephone: +49 9131 85-22370

Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Erlangen
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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Teaching in core subjects

  • Germany: 5%
  • EU: 5%
  • International relations: 15%
  • Comparison of political systems: 10%
  • Methods/statistics: 5%
  • Theory/intellectual history: 20%
  • Other fields/didactics: 40%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

8/14 points


Third party funds per academic

21,300 €

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Research orientation
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Erlangen Political Science covers all sub-areas of the discipline. Other unique features of the Erlangen Institute are the areas of "Human Rights and Human Rights Policy" and "Politics in Non-European Regions" (Middle East, Southeast Asia). The courses offered in the Bachelor's and Master's degrees are concept- and theory-based and oriented towards current debates in the discipline. The course also includes a propaedeutic in the theory of science, a sound training in social science methodology and a module on additional professional qualifications.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Duke University, USA; Cairo University, Ägypten; Hebrew University, Jerusalem/Israel; Université de Rennes, Frankreich; Università di Bologna, Italien; Università di Padua, Italien; Högskolan Dalarna, Schweden

Special features regarding research activities

Numerous research projects at the institute, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and other funding organisations.

Further information on research activities




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(P) = Professors' judgements


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Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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