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Political Science

Heidelberg University

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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Students of the degree programme in Political Science at the University of Heidelberg primarily study the organisation and functioning of political institutions, the agencies and processes operating between state and society, the complexion of governance as a function of state policy, and international relations.


The Master’s degree programme in Political Science at the University of Heidelberg is intended for graduates of a Bachelor’s degree programme in Political Science who wish to pursue more advanced studies within a strongly research-oriented environment. 

Occupational Areas

Political scientists find employment in the following areas:  
  • editorial departments of newspapers and publishing companies 
  • radio and television broadcasting 
  • public administration 
  • political institutions like the Federal German Parliament and the regional parliaments 
  • political parties, political foundations, labour unions and associations 
  • institutions for adult education 
  • market and opinion research institutes 
  • public relations agencies 
  • organisations for development cooperation 
  • universities and research institutes

Programme Structure

The degree programme is divided into:
  • Compulsory elective modules that provide an in-depth study of political science (four of the six modules must be chosen)
  • A research seminar, followed by a one-semester research internship that is held during the course of study and is intended to broaden theoretical and methodical knowledge as well as to involve students in ongoing research projects  
  • final oral examination
  • Master’s colloquium

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in 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

  • Application for enrollment (available in the service portal )
  • acceptance letter
  • the originals of school certificates relevant for admission and, where applicable, university certificates
  • 1 passport photo 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 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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