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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Philosophische Fakultät

Technische Universität Chemnitz

Philosophische Fakultät
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Thüringer Weg 9
D-09126 Chemnitz
Telephone: +49 371 531-27770

TU Chemnitz
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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: 16.7%
  • EU: 17.9%
  • International relations: 16.7%
  • Comparison of political systems: 16.7%
  • Methods/statistics: 15.4%
  • Theory/intellectual history: 16.7%
  • Other fields/didactics: 0%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

7/14 points


Third party funds per academic

4,600 €

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

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Courses offered

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Support for stays abroad

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Return rate of the questionnaires

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Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

In the Bachelor's degree course: a wide range of interdisciplinary courses and courses from neighbouring disciplines; in the Master's degree course: Four-pillar structure: Intellectual History, Political Systems in History and the Present, Shifts in Power and Security Challenges, and Political Consulting, respectively.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Universiteit Gent; Université de Bourgogne; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Università di Roma Sapienza; University of Bergen; Uniwersitet Warszawski; Universidad de Granada; Universidad de Santiago de Compostela; Jan Amos Komensky University Prague Ltd.; Sakarya Üniversitesi

Special features regarding research activities

Intellectual History, History of Ideas of the FRG, Theory of Democracy, System of the FRG, Electoral Behaviour & Systems, Parties, Coalition Theories, Interest Groups, Game Theory, Methods, Autocracy Research, European Integration, German Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy of Great Britain, Theories of Foreign Policy Research, Transatlantic Relations, Security Policy, Nuclear Proliferation, Resource Security,Peace & Conflict Research, Intelligence Services, Political Analysis, Political Economy, Transformation Research, Democratisation, EU, Globalisation, Extremism.

Support for founders

Consultations within the scope of the university career services as well as the start-up network SAXEED at the Chemnitz University of Technology.

Other special features

The Institute of Political Science at the TU Chemnitz is part of the Faculty of Philosophy. There are four chairs belonging to the institute: Political Theory and History of Ideas / Political Systems, Political Institutions / International Politics / Comparing European Systems of Government as well as the junior professorship in Political Science Research Methods. In this way, Political Science at Chemnitz enables practice and research-related training in professionally qualifying degree courses, which also demonstrate a highly inter-disciplinary approach.

Further information on research activities




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