Double Degree Option - University of Essex, Großbritannien

Exchange Option in the Master Program Politics and Public Administration

Programme Overview

In cooperation with the renowned Department of Government at The University of Essex, the Department of Politics and Public Administration offers a double degree programme for masters students of Politics and Public Administration.

Through the programme, five students of each university interested in an internationally orientated and interdisciplinary course of studies are given the possibly of spending a year in the UK and a year in Germany. At the end of their studies, students obtain a master’s title from each university.

Students have a high degree of flexibility in deciding which subject areas they will focus during their course of studies. The additional focus of this programme is to provide a solid base in quantitative and qualitative methods.


Study option: First year Konstanz, second year Essex

In total you gain 30 ECTS

- Research Design I Study Area 1 (9 ECTS)

- Basic Seminar in Field of Specialization Study Area 2 (5 ECTS)

- Basic Seminar in other area Study Area 2 (7 ECTS)

- Seminar in Field of Specialization Study Area 3 (7 ECTS)

In total you gain 30 ECTS

- Research Design II Study Area 1 (9 ECTS)

- Seminar in Field of Specialization Study Area 3 (7 ECTS)

- Seminar in other area Study Area 3 (7 ECTS)

- Seminar in other area Study Area 4 (7 ECTS)

In total you gain 20 ECTS.

Taught Study Areas, varying from 5 to 20 ECTS, in sum 60cr (30 ECTS)

Research-based dissertation or other project-based work

In total you gain 20 ECTS.

Taught Study Areas, varying from 5 to 20 ECTS, in sum 60cr (30 ECTS)

Research-based dissertation or other project-based work

In total you gain 20 ECTS

MA-Dissertation (joint supervision, 20000 words)

Study option: First year Essex, second year Konstanz

In total you gain 20 ECTS.

Taught Study Areas, varying from 5 to 20 ECTS, in sum 60cr (30 ECTS)

Research-based dissertation or other project-based work

In total you gain 20 ECTS.

Taught Study Areas, varying from 5 to 20 ECTS, in sum 60cr (30 ECTS)

Research-based dissertation or other project-based work

Internship

There are no courses in Colchester. It is a good possibility to do an internship. 

In total you gain 30 ECTS.

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

- Basic Seminar in Field of Specialization M2(Study Area 2, 7 ECTS)

- Seminar in Field of Specialization (Study Area 3, 7 ECTS)

- Seminar in other Area (Study Area 3, 7 ECTS)

In total you gain 43 ECTS.

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

- MA-Kolloquium (Study Area 1, 4 ECTS)

MA-Dissertation (joint supervision, 20000 words)

Perspectives

Internationally renowned teaching and research, small seminars and a direct contact with teaching staff offered by each department serve as an ideal preparation for the job market as well as the continuation studies in form of a PhD. The possibility of participating in research projects during the completion of the degree programme, moreover, is a stepping stone for a possible career in academia.

Through the internationally orientated and high quality education provided through the degree programme, students will be well prepared for a national or international career in the private or public sector.

Moreover, the alumni network of the University of Konstanz will make entering a career in the private sector or with an international organisation, national government, civil service or non-governmental organisation much easier.

Students will not be short of recreational activities over the course of this degree programme, moreover, the University of Konstanz being located near a lake and mountains and the University of Essex in the diverse urban and scenic environment of Essex and East Anglia, not far from London.

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.

For the study year at the University of Essex, students have to pay tuition fees of approx. £ 6.950 (including already a reduction of £ 1.000 for students nominated by Konstanz). More specific information can be found on the Essex Finance Office website.

Scholarships and Financial Support

Students can apply for financial aid from the German state, 'Ausland-Bafög'.

The University of Essex has a scholarship programme which includes a fee-reduction scheme for excellent students.

Students can in addition apply for Erasmus study loans offered by the European Commission and the British Council.