Roads to Democracy(ies)

University of Siegen

M.A. On Campus
24 months
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Students of the Roads to Democracy(ies) master program acquire advanced theoretical knowledge and insights into comparative research methods in history and the social sciences.


The possibility of an integrated semester abroad at a partner university as well as joint web-based seminars and an international learning environment give students the opportunity to gain experience in international working groups and to experience intercultural exchange. The partner universities of the Roads to Democracy(ies) program degree offered by the University of Siegen are currently:

  • University of Bologna (Campus Forlí) in Italy, School of Political Sciences
  • University of Coimbra in Portugal ( Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Economics )
  • Uppsala University in Sweden ( Department of History )
  • University of Palermo in Italy ( International Relations )
The Erasmus + program supports your stay. There are no tuition fees to be paid at the respective locations. The semester abroad is not mandatory. The course can also be completed at the University of Siegen.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Module
  • Empirical Research on Democracy
  • Actors and Institutions in historical and contemporary perspective,
  • Political Cultures and the Public Sphere: Past and Present,
  • Global and Transnational Processes: Past and Present,
  • Democracies in Comparative Perspective,
  • Roads to Democracies - Thematic Module Abroad (partner institution)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Short CV with photo (English)
  • Certified copies of your university entrance qualification
  • Certified copies of university certificates / university diplomas with an overview of achievements
  • Proof of language proficiency in English (if the language of instruction in your Bachelor's degree was English, proof from your university is sufficient)     
  • Letter of motivation in English
  • Development of research ideas for the potential master's project of the applicant in English ( including plagiarism declaration )
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • none (regular semester fee )


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Roads to Democracy(ies)
University of Siegen