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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften
Institut für Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Bereich Politikwissenschaft
Zschokkestraße 32
D-39106 Magdeburg
Telephone: +49 391 6756572

Uni Magdeburg
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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: 16.4%
  • EU: 20%
  • International relations: 21.8%
  • Comparison of political systems: 1.8%
  • Methods/statistics: 21.8%
  • Theory/intellectual history: 8.2%
  • Other fields/didactics: 10%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

11/14 points


Third party funds per academic

11,900 €

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The Department of Political Science is characterised by thematic priorities in teaching with regard to EU and European Multilevel Governance, IB and Peace and Conflict Studies as well as Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development. In addition, there is a well-founded training in methods as well as numerous practical contacts at home and abroad. All professorships have been filled since 2016/17, so there is currently a lot of momentum in teaching here. There is a very close teacher/student relationship in teaching, and the supervision situation is good.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine; Staatliche Universität St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russische Föderation; Linguistische Universität Nishnij Novgoroad, Nizhni Novgorod, Russische Föderation; L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Nur-Sultan, Kasachstan; Charles University, Prag, Tschechien; Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spanien; Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal; Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Polen; Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, Frankreich, Universität Karlstad, Karlstad, Schweden

Special features regarding research activities

The faculty is involved in numerous research projects funded by various donors. There are national and international networks in research projects, e.g. on mistakes in international politics, the EU-Brexit or the German and European bioeconomy policy. The faculty is active in national and international scientific associations, including ECPR, DVPW, ISA, IPPA, EGPA, IPSA, RSA, IUFRO and others. Since 2018 the editorial office of the "Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung" is located at the FB.

Other special features

With its teaching/research focus on IB/peace and conflict studies, terrorism, EU multi-level politics and Brexit, as well as sustainable development and environmental policy, the Department of Political Science has strong unique selling points that are very attractive to students interested in specific topics. Current research topics are directly integrated into the teaching. Due to the reorientation since 2016 and new appointments to all professorships, there is a young, dynamic team overall.

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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