Double Degree-Option - Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona

Exchange Option in the Master Program Politics and Public Administration

Supported by the DAAD and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research


The Department of Politics and Public Administration of the University of Konstanz, Germany and the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain are offering a double degree programme European Master of Government. Students will be studying one year at each institution and will receive a Master's degree from each institution.

Every year up to 20 students are admitted to the programme. Students benefit from:

  • Studying at two of the most distinguished Departments of Political Science in Europe
  • Highly qualified professors and teaching staff
  • Small seminars
  • Preparation for an academic career or additional studies
  • Learning the skills to work in either the public or private sector

Study Plan - Start at University of Konstanz

In total you gain 30 ECTS

Winter term

1 x Research Design 1, 9 ECTS

1 x PPCP/PB/IREI, 7 ECTS

1 x elective course out of offer political science, 7 ECTS

1 x elective course (pol. science or related disciplines), 7 ECTS

In total you gain 30 ECTS

Summer term

1 x Research Design II, 9 ECTS

2 x PPCP/PB/IREI, 14 ECTS

1 x elective course (pol. science or related disciplines), 7 ECTS

In total you gain 20 ECTS

1st trimester

1 x Methods, 5 ECTS

2 x PPCP/PB/IREI, 10 ECTS

1 x elective course (pol.science or related disciplines), 5 ECTS

In total you gain 20 ECTS

2nd trimester

1 x Methods, 5 ECTS

1 x PPCP/PB/IREI, 5 ECTS

In total you gain 20 ECTS

3rd trimester

MA thesis. 30 ECTS

Study Plan - Start at UPF Barcelona

In total you gain 20 ECTS

- Seminar in Methods (Study Area 4, 5 ECTS)

- Seminar in PB/PPCP/IREI (Study Area 3, 5 ECTS)

- Elective course (pol. science or related disciplines) (Study Area 4, 5 ECTS)

- Elective course (pol. science or related disciplines) (Study Area 4, 5 ECTS)

In total you gain 20 ECTS

- Seminar in Methods (Study Area 4, 5 ECTS)

- Seminar in PB/PPCP/IREI (Study Area 3, 5 ECTS)

- Elective course (pol. science or related disciplines) (Study Area  4, 5 ECTS)

- Elective course (pol. science or related disciplines) (Study Area 4, 5 ECTS)

In total you gain 20 ECTS

- Seminar in Methods (Study Area 4, 5 ECTS)

- Seminar in PB/PPCP/IREI (Study Area 3, 5 ECTS)

- Elective course (pol. science or related disciplines) (Study Area 4, 5 ECTS)

- Elective course (pol. science or related disciplines) (Study Area 4, 5 ECTS

In total you gain 30 ECTS

- Lecture Research Design I (Study Area 1, 9 ECTS)

- Basicseminar in PPCP/PB/IREI (Study Area 2, 7 ECTS)

- Seminar in PPCP/PB/IREI (Study Area 3, 7 ECTS)

- Seminar in elective course out of offer political science (Study Area 3, 7 ECTS)

In total you gain 43 ECTS

- Lecture Research Design II (Study Area 1, 9 ECTS)

- Kolloquium (Study Area 1, 4 ECTS)

+ MA Thesis (30 ECTS)

Perspectives

Students of the MA programme "European Master of Government" achieve excellent education from two institutions known for outstanding research and teaching. They profit from conditions which make a successful and enriching course of studies possible: personal support, good infrastructure, small classes and a combination of research and teaching, including excellent libraries. And, of course, from the locations of their unique settings on the Lake Constance and the Mediterranean Sea.

In this way, the graduates of the programme "European Master of Government" are prepared to do academic work as well as finish their thesis.

At the same time, the opportunity for working in international organizations, national administrations or even in private industry is open to them. Many personal contacts on all levels and through the Alumni support in both institutions can be very helpful at the start of their career.

Study Conditions

One year of study at the University of Konstanz, one year of study at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Studies can be started at either one of participating universities.
Degree: Master of Arts 'European Master in Government' (University of Konstanz) and 'Master of Research in Political Sciences' (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).


There are three fields of specialisation. You will chose one field of specialisation.

  1. Political Behaviour (PB)
  2. International Relations and European Integration (IREI)
  3. Public Policy and Comparative Politics (PPCP)

Language: English

Tuition fees

All students are enrolled at the University of Konstanz for the whole duration of their studies. Enrolled students pay an administrative fee of € 150 per semester at the University of Konstanz during the entire study time. Students that do not hold the citizenship of an EU or EEU member state have to pay an additional tuition fee of € 1500 per semester. The most relevant information about these fees have been collected on the website of the Student Service Centre at the University of Konstanz.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra: approximately 3079,80Euro per year for EEU students; approximately 4092,00 Euro for non-EEU students, plus fees for issuing the degree certificate (approx. 218,15 €). More information can be found here.

Scholarships and Financial Support

Students admitted by the University of Konstanz are eligible for a monthly DAAD-scholarship during the study period abroad. In addition, they can apply for financial aid from the German state, 'Ausland-Bafög'.