M.A. On Campus

Political Science

University of Cologne

24 months
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The Master in Political Science at University of Cologne offers a research-oriented study programme with course offerings across a range of political science areas.


This programme provides you with:

  • training in a comprehensive range of political science subfields and the freedom to choose, which offers a lot of flexibility
  • in pursuing your thematic interests.
  • a strong emphasis on empirical-analytical training including research design and logic, qualitative methods, and quantitative
  • and computational methods with the statistical software R.
  • advanced research projects in which you apply advanced empirical research methods to current research questions in
  • politics, e.g. including training in quantitative text analysis, social media analysis, experiments and causal inference,
  • process tracing, and qualitative comparative analysis.
  • an international study environment and the opportunity to complete your degree fully in English


Our Master in Political Science at University of Cologne opens the door to start your professional career in many areas of politics, including:

  • Political Consulting
  • Public Administration
  • International Organisations
  • European Union Institutions
  • Political Parties
  • Interest Groups
  • Data Science Companies
  • Private Media Enterprises

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Comporative Political Institutions Research Design
  • Comporative Political Economy
  • Democratic Theory and Practice Quantitative Methods
  • Qualitative Methods
  • International Relations
  • European Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent in the respective field (worth at least 180 ECTS credits) and an overall grade point average of
  • at least 2.7 (German grade). Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • At least 36 ECTS credits in Political Science
  • At least 9 further ECTS credits in in Methodology and Empirical Social Research
  • English language skills level B2 CEFR

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

The University of Cologne does not charge any tuition fees.

Each semester, all enrolled students of the University of Cologne have to pay a social fee ("Semesterbeitrag").

Living costs for Köln

831 - 1291 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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