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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Political Science, Department

Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften

Institut für Politikwissenschaft

  • Bibliothekstraße 1
  • 28359 Bremen
  • Phone: +49 421 218-67039
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Basic information

Teaching staff in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 32
Total number of students 700
Number of master degree students 201

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 72.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 23.7 %

International orientation

International orientation 3/9 points
International orientation master's 7/9 Points


Research reputation 3.6 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support response rate too low
Support in studies response rate too low
Courses offered response rate too low
Study organisation response rate too low
Exams response rate too low
Research orientation response rate too low
Job market preparation response rate too low
Support for stays abroad response rate too low
Rooms response rate too low
Library response rate too low
IT-infrastructure response rate too low
Overall study situation response rate too low

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 240
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    High value of research-based learning: separate module for the introduction to academic work, research seminars in the mandatory elective area; Solid basic training: Lectures providing an overview of all major fields within political science, wide range of advanced seminars; in the single-subject bachelor's degree mobility window and wide scope for organising studies due to large General Studies section which can be used for subject specialisation, inter-disciplinary focus and practical orientation.
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Based on a comparison of universities, a relatively large number of undergraduate students participate in the annual Erasmus exchange every year (about 20-30 students), although a stay abroad is not compulsory. The proportion of students who complete a work placement abroad is also comparatively high. In the Master of International Relations, about two-thirds of the students come from abroad. At the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), a large proportion of doctoral students (>45%) come from abroad.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Dänemark: Universität Aarhus, Niederlande: VU Amsterdam, Frankreich: Universität Bordeaux | Science Po, Italien: Universität Roma La Sapienza, Spanien: UA Barcelona, Türkei: Bogazici Universität Istanbul, UK: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), USA: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Südkorea: Chung Ang University, China: Shanghai Jiao Tong Universität
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    BRIDGE and Unitransfer operate throughout the university to qualify students for and/or support them with setting up their own business. They offer training and qualification components and network meetings for graduates who would like to become self-employed. The Career Center, the ProUB doctoral centre and the BYRD centre for postdocs provide information on relevant options and opportunities.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The University of Bremen has a Contact and Information Office for Students with a Disability or Chronic Illness (KIS) and an Officer for Inclusive Study (BIS) to support students, and it has a diversity officer and a diversity strategy. Student interests are organised in IG Handicap. Among the many provisions are a centrally located quiet room, an accessibility site map, special equipment for people with hearing impairment, services for students with a mental health condition, reasonable adjustments for examinations, and guidelines for teaching staff.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    At the University of Bremen, diversity management is closely connected with anti-discrimination and equal opportunity efforts, and with internationalisation and interculturalism; 2009, “Diversity Charter” signed; 2010 to 2012, University of Bremen took part in two major nationwide projects on diversity in higher education; 2012, “Diversity University” audit, the Vice President International and Diversity developed a diversity strategy in a framework document; services for students with disabilities, children or migrant background.
  • Other special features
    The strength of research and third-party funding of the Bremen Political Science Department contributed substantially to the gaining of the "Excellence" title of the University of Bremen in 2012. Due to the high level of third-party funding and the systematic support of young researchers, many junior researchers can be employed, allowing for a wide range of political science courses to be provided.
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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