Master of Arts in Political Theory

Goethe University Frankfurt

Program Description

Master of Arts in Political Theory

Goethe University Frankfurt

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Course content and focus areas

The Master’s programme in Political Theory, created by Goethe Universität Frankfurt and Technische Universität Darmstadt, is the first degree of its kind in Germany. Students attend lectures at, and are tutored by, both universities, which also jointly award the academic degree. The Master’s programme in Political Theory teaches the theoretical knowledge and academic skills necessary for a comprehensive analysis of the current political situation and its dynamics. Thus ideas of justice, democracy and power are confronted by the world’s current problems, which are becoming increasingly complex. The course includes:

  1. an historical perspective, i.e. an historical, conceptual and critical reconstruction of systematically relevant theoretical approaches,

  2. a philosophical perspective, i.e. an analysis of terms and normative discussion of current political questions,

  3. a theoretical perspective of institutions, i.e. an empirically-based reflection about how legitimate political relations can be developed in complex societies, Political theory is the focus of this interdisciplinary study programme. In addition to political science and its various branches, the programme includes philosophy, sociology, law and economics.

Start of the programme

The study programme starts at the beginning of the winter semester.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master’s programme requires a Bachelor’s degree in political science or a comparable degree in a related or comparable study programme.

Good English language skills (niveau B2) are to be proven by:

  • five years of English lessons at school (the grade for English on the final certificate must be “satisfactory” or higher), or
  • a level 2 UNIcert degree, or
  • a TOEFL test (online score of at least 80) or
  • a comparable certificate (niveau B2)

Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.

Provisional admission

If the university entrance qualification for the consecutive Master’s programme (namely the Bachelor’s degree) has not yet been completed, you can apply for the programme with a transcript of records on the basis of at least 80% of the required for the bachelor's degree CP (normally 144 credit points). This provisional certificate must be issued by an office authorised to award grades or issue certificates. If a student is admitted, this will be on a provisional basis.

This school offers programs in:
  • German


Last updated October 23, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2018
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4 semesters
Full time
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01.05. - 15.07.
Locations
Germany - Frankfurt am Main, Hesse
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Oct. 2018
Germany - Frankfurt am Main, Hesse
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