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Political Science, Department

Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie at the Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Erlangen

Institut für Politische Wissenschaft

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Basic information

Teaching staff in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 16
Total number of students 500
Number of master degree students 91

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 81.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 81.3 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 4/9 points


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Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 3.1
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Job market preparation 3.1
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 3.1
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure 2.5
Overall study situation 2.6

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 0
Teacher qualification programmes no
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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
    Political science in Erlangen covers all areas of the discipline. Distinctive features of the institute in Erlangen also include the areas “human rights and human rights policy“ and “politics in non-European regions" (Middle East, Southeast Asia). The bachelor's and master's courses are concept- and theory-based and align with the current debates within the discipline. The degree course also includes an introduction to science theory, in-depth training in methodology in the social sciences and one module providing a supplementary vocational qualification.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Erlangen Political Science is involved in numerous international partnerships with renowned universities worldwide. Mobility for students and teachers exists through numerous exchange formats. Further information can be found at: https://www.pol.phil.fau.de/studium/international/
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Duke University, USA; Cairo University, Ägypten; Hebrew University, Jerusalem/Israel; Université de Rennes, Frankreich; Università di Bologna, Italien; Università di Padua, Italien
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The subject offers comprehensive advice and guidance to guarantee equal opportunity (e.g. reasonable adjustments, extended deadlines). All classrooms and teaching spaces are accessible. The FAU Gender & Diversity Office offers a wide range of advisory and support services relating to equal opportunity, gender, diversity and family (https://www.gender-und-diversity.fau.de). The department regularly offers thematically relevant events to raise awareness of the topic among students.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The department is part of the wide range of support services (e.g. mentoring programmes for female junior scientists, gender-specific courses, academic guidance and support for international students) offered by the faculty and the entire FAU (https://www.gender-und-diversity.fau.de). Head hunting is used for open or imminent appointments in order to promote diversity among members of the department.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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