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Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main

Comparative Democracy

Subjects: Comparative Democracy,Politics,Comparative

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
363 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
01.04.

Course description

Comparative politics and comparative democracy studies are essential pillars of political science. These fields have gained even more significance due to contemporary issues like the surge of populism and nationalism, the threat of extremism, political disillusionment, and various socio-economic challenges such as globalization, deindustrialization, and technological change. These topics are not only relevant but also incredibly engaging. In this context, the Master programme offers a diverse array of courses. These courses are designed to impart theoretical knowledge, analytical prowess, methodological expertise, and empirical skills. The curriculum is structured and pluralistic, ensuring a comprehensive educational experience. Students will delve into subjects that address the pressing issues of our time, equipping them with the tools needed to understand and analyze complex political phenomena. The programme fosters a deep understanding of the dynamics shaping our world, preparing graduates to tackle the challenges head-on with confidence and competence.

Program Information

Study Location Frankfurt am Main
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
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Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 363 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
01.04.

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Good knowledge of English must be demonstrated by the language level C1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe".This can be proven, for example, by: a) UNIcert level 3 diploma or b) TOEFL test (Internet based score at least 95) or c) IELTS (International English Language Testing System), min. score 7.0 or d) TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), min. score 945 points or e) another certificate recognized as equivalent by the Examination Committee.

Qualification Requirements

You should have a strong interest in the theoretical and empirical study of comparative politics and a willingness to engage in self-organized learning. The subject-related admission requirement for this degree program is a Bachelor's degree in the same subject or in the same field of study or an equivalent degree. A Bachelor's degree in the "same subject" within the meaning of the regulations for the Master's degree in Comparative Democracy is a Bachelor's degree in the (main) subject Political Science, even if the subject is named differently. Degrees in the "same subject" are those in a broader program (e.g., the social sciences or political science) in which 60 CP in political science can be demonstrated. "Equivalent degree" means, on the one hand, bachelor's degrees in which political science was studied as a minor subject or content of a different subject with at least 60 CP, On the other hand, other foreign degrees (apart from the Bachelor's degree) in the same subject, in the same or an equivalent subject (see above for definitions) with a standard period of study of at least six semesters are also considered equivalent degrees. Related courses of study are those in which political science and social science coursework and examinations (especially political science basics and subfields as well as social science methods) amounting to at least 60 credit points (CP) according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) have been acquired. Letter of motivation in English language (max. 700 words) Good knowledge of English must be demonstrated by the language level C1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe".This can be proven, for example, by: a) UNIcert level 3 diploma or b) TOEFL test (Internet based score at least 95) or c) IELTS (International English Language Testing System), min. score 7.0 or d) TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), min. score 945 points or e) another certificate recognized as equivalent by the Examination Committee. All information on the application procedure, deadlines and formal requirements, the documents to be submitted and the link to the application portal (Uni-Assist) can be found here.

Document Requirements

if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt: a university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels) Bachelor’s degree certificate if the Bachelor’s degree has not yet been completed: a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade certificate of English language skills letter of motivation original APS certificate for applicants from India, Vietnam and China (original)

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