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Political Science, Department

Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften at the Uni Magdeburg

Institut für Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Bereich Politikwissenschaft

  • Zschokkestraße 32
  • 39106 Magdeburg
  • Phone: +49 391 6756572
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Basic information

Teaching staff in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 18
Total number of students 920
Number of master degree students 230

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 70.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 29.3 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 points


Research reputation 0.2 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.8
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 3.3
Exams 2.6
Research orientation 3.0
Job market preparation 3.7
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.9
Library 2.1
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.8

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 130
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
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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
    With regard to teaching, the political science department has a focus on "EU" and "European multi-level governance", "IB and peace and conflict research" and "environmental policy and sustainable development". Students also receive in-depth training in methodology and there are numerous practical contacts in Germany and abroad. All professors have been newly appointed since 2016/17, which means the teaching is currently highly dynamic. The relationship between teaching staff and students is very close, and supervision is good.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department has a very wide and intensive network of partnerships for opportunities to study abroad, focusing primarily on Central and Eastern Europe, and also in the Peace and Conflict Studies study programme on Latin America and Asia.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Staatliche Universität St. Petersburg/Russland; Linguistische Univ. Nishni Novgorod/Russland; Eurasian National Univ. Astana/Kasachstan; Universität Porto/Portugal; Schlesische Universität Krakow/Polen; Univ. Warschau/Polen; Univ. Paris 12 Val de Marne/Frankreich
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The faculty has an officer who is responsible for the following: Point of contact for students with health impairments/disabilities, facilities for creating appropriate learning, working and examination conditions and in particular reasonable adjustments, help with obtaining standard assistive devices, technology and personal assistance for students, help with equipping central scientific facilities for accessibility, cooperation with the local authorities in the higher education region
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Support programmes (e.g. parent and children room); Scholarships for students with children, disability officer, families officer; "fokus: LEHRE" project on improving the quality of teaching for a diverse student population and meeting this new student diversity effectively by incorporating university research, structural development and exchange and training in higher education didactics; family pass helps students with family; family scholarship; quiet room
  • Other special features
    The Department of Political Science has strong unique selling points with its teaching and research priorities IB/Peace and Conflict Research, Terrorism, EU Multilevel Policy and Brexit as well as Sustainable Development and the Environment, which are very attractive for students interested in these topics. Current research topics are integrated directly into teaching. As a result of the realignment since 2016 and the replacement of all professorships, there is a young, dynamic team overall.
  • 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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