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Political Science, Department

Sektion Politik - Recht - Wirtschaft

Fachbereich für Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaft

  • Universitätsstraße 10
  • D-78464  Konstanz
  • Phone: +49 7531 88 2614
Further degree courses (if existing)
Further degree courses of the department none
Basic information
Total main subject students 1220
Teaching-qualification students at the faculty 150
Study entry phase
Offers before studies - Score 5/8 points
Offers at start of studies - Score 9/13 points
Offers in the first year of studies - Score 8/14 points
Study entry phase - total
Results of study
Graduations in appropriate time 98,4 %
Graduations in appropriate time Master 100,0 %
International orientation
International orientation 5/10 points
International orientation master 10/10 Points
Job market- and career-orientation
Contact to work experience 5/7 Points
Contact to professional practice Master 5/7 Points
Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)
Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses
Support during initial phase of studies 1,8
Teacher support 2,2
Teachers 2,0
Contact to students 2,0
Courses offered 1,9
Study organisation 2,1
Research orientation 2,0
Support for stays abroad 1,4
Rooms 2,3
Library 1,4
IT-infrastructure 1,7
Overall study situation 1,7

Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Combination of Political Science with Management Science and Management Studies; strong method orientation; practice oriented (six-month compulsory work placement); international (numerous exchange options, many international guests); research oriented; seminars in small groups (five to 15 participants); regular excursions to Bonn, Berlin, Geneva and Kosovo
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Conflict and Conflict Cause Research; Comparative Welfare State Research; Comparative Political Economy; Decision-Making Processes on a National and International Level; European Integration; Network Analysis; Educational Policy; Financial Federalism; Diversity Research; Information and Communication Policy; Survey Research, Comparative Administration Research
  • Further information on the research activities of the faculty
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Tutoring and mentoring system for international students and for students with physical disabilities; own contact person for students with examination anxiety, writer's block and other psychological problems; support for students with children ("Studierendenelternpass", a pass for parents who are studying); financial support of academic staff with children for trips and support; doctoral access grant specifically for women; flexible working hours for parents and carers.
  • Other special features
    Early involvement of students in research projects; intensive supervision by three academic advisers; 70-80% of students spend at least one semester abroad; 200 partner universities; Erasmus coordinators network; network with employers (placement database, placement archive, placement newsletter); cooperations with UN organisations (UN, UNEP, Geneva, Brussels) as well as with Goethe institutes in Boston and Washington; intensive involvement of student representatives in the development of teaching
  • Website for online-applications
  • web adress of the student council
Legend: (S)=Students judgements; (F)=Facts; (P)=Professors judgements
Last update 2015: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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