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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Fachbereich Gesellschaftwissenschaften at the Uni Duisburg-Essen/Duisb.

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 1,700

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 69.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 66.5 %

Job market- and career-orientation

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


Third party funds per academic 93.0 T€
Research reputation

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.4
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.3
Research orientation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.6
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure 2.6
Overall study situation 2.5

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    For the Political Science degree at the Uni Duisburg-Essen, the motto is "the bigger the better". At one of the largest Political Science institutes in Germany, students have the rare chance to take part in programmes covering the full breadth of Political Science topics in small seminars and thus follow their specific interests. In the Bachelor's degree course, this freedom of choice is the main focus in combination with an application-oriented training in the methods of empirical social research. The Master's programmes link subject specialisation with a relation to particular professional fields.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Western Washington, USA; University of Ghana, Ghana; Chung-An University, Korea; Cardiff University, UK; University of Limerick, Irland; Hacettepe University, Türkei; Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spanien; University of Oslo, Norwegen; Science Po Lille, Frankreich; Radboud University, Niederlande
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Global cooperation research (with Käte Hamburger Kolleg), German political system with special regard to parties and elections, migration and integration research, research data infrastructure on text evaluation, political cohesion and solidarity, East Asia research (IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies: Innovation Research (Political Innovations in East Asia), Research Training Group: Risk Shift in East Asia), digitalisation, social science didactics and teacher training, political regional studies (including EU cooperation with Central Asia).
  • Other special features
    The institute has an integrated mentoring system which is intended to ensure an easier start to the course of studies or ensure that the course runs smoothly. The system uses professional course management and guidance, orientation and project weeks, preparatory courses, cross-semester lectures and tutorials.
  • Further information on research activities
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