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University of Siegen


Roads to Democracies

Subjects: Roads to Democracies

M.A. | Master of Arts

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

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

Course description

The M.A. Roads to Democracies - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Politics and Culture is a research-focused, international, and interdisciplinary program. It is offered by the Department of History and the Department of Social Sciences, with additional partner universities participating in student exchanges. This program equips students with analytical tools and theoretical knowledge to understand and explain the connections between institutional structures, political processes, and the social and cultural foundations of democracy. The interdisciplinary curriculum covers political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of democratic ideas, institutions, and structures, both within and outside Europe. The aim is to provide a comprehensive understanding of how democracy functions and evolves in different contexts.

Program Information

Study Location Siegen
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 320 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

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TOEFL IBT No information

A very good command of English (equivalent to Level C1 of the CEFR) documented by internationally recognised test certificates (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge certificate). In some cases students can be exempted from submitting a formal test certificate, e.g. when students have obtained a BA degree from a university where the language of instruction was English

Qualification Requirements

Admission to the Master's program requires a proof of a study-related special qualification. A study-related special qualification is ascertained when the submitted documents, in particular the transcript of records, the letter of motivation and the exposé show that the student has the ability to conduct independent scientific work and has the relevant methodological competencies that enable him/her to successfully complete the Master's program. The assessment of the study-related special qualification is part of the application procedurAn above average first academic degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in history, political science, sociology or in a related field of study with a final grade of at least "good" (local grade 2,5).

Document Requirements

Letter of motivation (English, 750 to 1000 words with information about professional qualifications, personal motivation described from a professional-scientific perspective) Short CV in English (English) Certified copies of university degree certificates, transcripts of records and university entrance certificate Language certificates (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, see website for further information) An exposé of research ideas for the applicant's potential Master's thesis of 2000 to 2500 words in English, which must meet scientific standardsand include references to the current state of research A letter of recommendation from a university professor in English

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