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Political Science / Social Sciences, 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 in core subjects
Total number of students 2,630

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 13/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 51.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 18.9 %

Job market- and career-orientation

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


Third party funds per academic 49.4 T€
Research reputation

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 2.9
Exams 2.1
Research orientation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 2.3

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 650
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degree: State Exam
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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
    Well-founded introduction through propaedeutics, introductions to methods, introductory lectures in the sub-fields (BA) and lecture series (MA). In addition, there are numerous specialisation options also in sociology and international guest lectures in all sub-disciplines of the subject. Research internships or business games enable the linking of theory and (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.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    New School for Social Research New York, USA; University of Toronto, Kanada; Sorbonne Université, Paris, Frankreich; École des Hautes Ètudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Frankreich; SciencesPo, Lyon, Frankreich; Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgien; Universität Wien, Österreich; University of Southhampton, UK; University of Limerick, Irland; Università di Bologna, Italien; Central European University Budapest, Ungarn; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spanien; Univerzita Karlova Prag, Tschechien
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The Frankfurter Institut für Politikwissenschaft (Frankfurt Institute for Political Science) is characterised in its research by its combination of diversity and quality, which is unique in Germany. This is made clear by the outstanding contributions to publications as well from the strength of third-party funding of the Institute. The research focuses extend across all sub-areas of the subject, with a particular weighting on the topics of "Transnational Power and Opposition", "Justice and Legitimacy in a Transnational Perspective," "Comparative Democracy Research" and "Comparative Capitalism Research".
  • Support for founders
    The Unibator is the "breeding ground for innovation" at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. It supports students, staff and alumni in the conversion of scientific findings and resulting business ideas into marketable products and services. Founders go through an 18-month start-up programme with the goal of developing a validated and scalable business model.
  • Further information on research activities
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