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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Fachbereich 06 - Erziehungswissenschaft und Sozialwissenschaften at the Uni Münster

Institut für Politikwissenschaft

  • Scharnhorststraße 100
  • 48151 Münster
  • Phone: +49 251 832-4370
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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 1,570

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 85.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 51.4 %

Job market- and career-orientation

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


Third party funds per academic 42.2 T€
Research reputation

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.2
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.2
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 2.0

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 214
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Two-Subject-Bachelor, 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
    With approximately 1,600 students, IfPol is one of the most important university training facilities in the subject of Political Science in Germany. Successful research is combined with a comprehensive and internationally oriented course offering. Five Bachelor's and four Master's programmes ensure the complete coverage of the discipline (Political Systems, Political Theory, Comparative Political Science, International Relations) within teaching and open up numerous opportunities for specialisation and choice.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Nottingham Trent University, Großbritannien; I.E.P. Bordeaux, Frankreich; Universita degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italien; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spanien; Universidad Rey Carlos, Madrid, Spanien; Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lissabon, Portugal; Linnaeus University, Växjö, Schweden; University of Agder, Agder/Kristiansand, Norwegen; University of Warsaw, Warschau, Polen; Hastings College, Nebraska, USA
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research at the Institute for Political Science (IfPol) is divided into three blocks: Governance, Civil Society, and Global and Regional Governance. In addition, the IfPol is discussing a renewal of its profile under the heading "Authority and Plurality". The Institute participates in the Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics and is involved in several interdisciplinary centres dealing, among other things, with sustainability research, European gender studies, the role of religion in modern societies, municipal financial policy and Internet research.
  • Other special features
    The IfPol is an institutional member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). The scientists at the IfPol are mostly members of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW). The IfPol was also the host of the 23rd DVPW congress as well as the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops. In the summer of 2014 there was also the 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research in Münster, which was organised by academics from the IfPol. The IfPol also has a very active support association with a wide range of activities.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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