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Political Science, Department

Fachbereich 03: Gesellschaftswissenschaften at the Uni Frankfurt a.M.

Institut für Politikwissenschaft

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Teaching staff in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 40
Total number of students 1,760
Number of master degree students 613

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 62.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 25.4 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 6/9 points
International orientation, master's 5/9 points


Research reputation 3.1 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 2.9
Exams 2.6
Research orientation 2.6
Job market preparation 2.8
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 2.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 730
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
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
    In-depth introduction including preparation course, introduction to methodology, introductory lectures in sub-fields (BA) and lecture series (MA). There are also numerous specialization options, including in sociology, and international guest lectures in all sub-disciplines. Research practicals and simulation games allow students to link theory with (research) practice. The aim of the teaching is the communication of content-based and methodological skills as well as the ability to work independently in accordance with scientific principles and to reflect critically on social contexts.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    With a network of 73 international partner universities for student exchange and research projects with around 35 foreign partners, the department promotes diverse exchange opportunities in research and teaching. In addition to ERASMUS+ for exchange in Europe, there are partnerships with well-known universities in the USA and Canada. With regard to professional orientation, the department supports students to a great extent in preparing for work in international organisations, for example, through work placements, business games, workshops or meetings with alumni.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    École des Hautes Ètudes en Sciences Sociales Paris (Frankreich), New School for Social Research New York (USA), University of Toronto (Kanada), Universität Wien (Österreich), University of Southhampton (UK), Università di Bologna (Italien), University of Maynooth (Irland), Central European University Budapest (Ungarn), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spanien), Univerzita Karlova Prag (Tschechien), Université de Lausanne (Schweiz)
  • Support for founders
    The Unibator is the innovation incubator at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. It supports students, staff and alumni in implementing scientific knowledge and turning the resulting business ideas into marketable products and services. Founders complete an 18-month start-up programme, during which they aim to develop a validated and scaleable business model.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Where mental health conditions are concerned, the student advice and counselling service works closely with the psychosocial counselling and “Accessible Study” offices. The student advice and counselling service in the department works with students who have health impairments to create individual curricula and development plans. Options are also made available for part-time study to assist students with organisation of their studies.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The Institute for Political Science is highly committed to diversity in a particular way. This is reflected in the appointments policy and the measures taken to promote diversity among the students. In 2017 the proportion of female professors was 37%. At student level, around 55% of all graduates in 2017 were women. The range of courses and information offered in English is being extended on an ongoing basis. International scientific exchange is encouraged and promoted, for example through invitations for visiting lecturers and scientists. Goethe University strengthens diversity through its initiative “Goethe-UniversitätChancen=”
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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