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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni Düsseldorf

Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Abteilung Politikwissenschaft

  • Universitätsstr. 1
  • 40225 Düsseldorf
  • Phone: +49 211 811-2399
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 1,350

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 73.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 32.4 %

Job market- and career-orientation

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


Third party funds per academic 56.5 T€
Research reputation

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.4
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 2.8
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 3.0
Library 2.1
IT-infrastructure 2.7
Overall study situation 2.6

Degree courses without details

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

  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Université libre de Bruexelles, Belgien; University of Tampere, Finnland; University of the West of Scotland, Großbritannien; Università degli Studi di Milano, Italien; Radbound University Nijmegen, Niederlande; University of Oslo, Norwegen; Universidad de Granada, Spanien; Ankara University, Türkei; Charles University, Tschechien; University of Wroclaw, Polen
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Parliamentarism research; international comparative party research: Political Party Database project (47 countries) and Political System Research; European Integration Research and the EU, Europe and North Rhine-Westphalia; Peace and Conflict Research; Election Research; Online Participation; Voting Advice Applications; Political Communication and Election Campaigns; Financial Policy; History of Democracy; Political economy; artificial intelligence and political decision making.
  • Other special features
    The subject of Political Science is integrated into the inter-disciplinary degree course "Social Sciences", which is unique in Germany in that it combines the subjects of Political Science, Sociology, Communication and Media Sciences. It is characterised by an empirical orientation, sound methodological training, strong international networking in research and teaching, as well as a focus on parliaments, parties, voting and Europe.
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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