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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Fachbereich Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften at the Uni Gießen

Institut für Politikwissenschaft

  • Karl-Glöckner-Str. 21 E
  • 35394 Gießen
  • Phone: +49 641 99-23051
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 1,870

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 66.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 57.8 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment


Third party funds per academic 56.3 T€
Research reputation

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Courses offered
Study organisation
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Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation

Degree courses with details

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 758
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education, State Exam
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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About studying Political Science / Social Sciences in Germany
About the subject

Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Institute of Political Science at JLU Giessen is one of the larger political science institutes in Germany, with 9 professorships and over 40 academic and non-academic staff. It covers the entire breadth of content of the sub-areas of political science. The main topics include political theory, history of ideas, gender studies, democracy and democratisation research, politics and economics in the multi-level system, the political-social system of Germany, the comparison of political systems, international relations.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Macquarie University, Australien; Universidad de Antioquia, Kolumbien; Sichuan University, VR China; National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine; National-Dong-Hwa-University, Taiwan; Loughborough University, Vereinigtes Königreich; Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgien; North-West University, Südafrika; Panteion Panepistimio Kinonikon Kai Politikon Epistimon, Griechenland; Univerzita Hradec Králové, Tschechien
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Details on research focus and projects can be found in the yearbook in the chapter "Institute for Political Science".
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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