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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: 6.1%
  • EU: 4%
  • International relations: 17.2%
  • Comparison of political systems: 16.2%
  • Methods/statistics: 21.2%
  • Theory/intellectual history: 14.1%
  • Other fields/didactics: 21.2%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

8/14 points


Third party funds per academic

117,600 €

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

Tutorials for first-year students; German-French courses of study; contact with exchange students within the framework of the courses; opportunity to study abroad through many partner universities both within the framework of the Erasmus programme and worldwide in direct exchange.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, Frankreich; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; University of British Columbia, Kanada; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexiko; Staatliche Universität Sankt Petersburg, Russland; Columbia University, USA; University of California, USA; University of Chicago, USA; Yale University (FOX Fellowship), USA; Princeton University, USA

Special features regarding research activities

Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU); Cluster of Excellence Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS); participation in Collaborative Research Centre 1171 "Affective Societies: Dynamics of Coexistence in Changing Worlds", Centre for Peace and Conflict Research (under construction).

Support for founders

Profund Innovation is the service facility for the promotion of start-ups and innovations in the Research Department of Freie Universität. We support students, scientists and alumni in developing application ideas for their research, in founding start-ups or spin-offs and in exploiting research results together with established companies.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase




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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements


Value in percent

Value in points


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