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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Fachbereich 02: Sozialwissenschaften, Medien und Sport at the Uni Mainz

Institut für Politikwissenschaft

  • Jakob-Welder-Weg 12
  • 55128 Mainz
  • Phone: +49 6131 392-2150
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 840

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 68.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 11.8 %

Job market- and career-orientation

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


Third party funds per academic 10.9 T€
Research reputation

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.8
Courses offered 2.8
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.8
Research orientation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.1
Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 2.5
Overall study situation 2.4

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 144
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Courses on all central areas of modern political science; teaching closely related to research; internationality (including teaching in English, foreign guest speakers, numerous foreign partner universities); comprehensive and application-oriented training in statistics and methods of empirical political research (e.g. survey and election research); interactive and innovative teaching methods, including e-learning, various teaching/learning platforms; practical seminars with lecturers from the field (e.g. political journalism, market and opinion research).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Lincoln, UK; Universität von Umea, Schweden; Agder University Kristiansand, Norwegen, Latvias Universität Riga, Lettland; Prague University of Economics and Business, Tschechien; IEP der Universität Strasbourg, Frankreich; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spanien; Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Türkei; Universitá degli Studi die Milano, Italien; Universität von Warschau, Polen
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Several research projects, some of them large-scale, such as a study on the Radical Right in Europe, involving political scientists from France, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Mainz; studies at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, based at the University of Mainz and the Technical University of Darmstadt; projects on election decision research, on experimental methods, and many more. The extensive research activities are reflected in teaching, especially in the two Master's degree courses "Empirical Democracy Research" and "Political Economy and International Relations".
  • Other special features
    We cover the subject broadly with professorships for all "classic" areas plus "Politics and Economics" and empirical methods. Our dual-subject Bachelor's course (core/complimentary subject) enables numerous combinations, according to individual interests. We are strong in research and internationally oriented, maintain exchange programmes with almost 30 foreign partner universities, and offer a proportion of our lectures and seminars in English. The Media City of Mainz and the European metropolitan Rhine-Main area offer very diverse attractive opportunities for industrial placements.
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