Double Degree Option - The University of Nottingham, Großbritannien

Exchange Option in the Master Program Politics and Public Administration

Programme Overview

In cooperation with the renowned School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham, 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.

The M.A. in Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz can be combined with any of the following programmes at The University of Nottingham:

Study option: First year Konstanz, second year Nottingham

In total you earn 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 earn 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 earn 30 ECTS.

 The course is made up of a 40 credits of core modules, and 80 credits of optional modules (2 UK credits = 1 ECTS)

In total you earn 20 ECTS.

60-credit (30 ECTS), 15,000-word dissertation

Study option: First year Nottingham, second year Konstanz

In total you gain 60 ECTS.

 This course is made up of a 40 credits of core modules, 80 credits of optional modules.

In total you gain 30 ECTS.

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

- Basic Seminar in Field of Specialization (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)


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 Nottingham in the diverse urban and scenic environment of the East Midlands, 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 € 179 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.

Tuition fees apply at The University of Nottingham. After the UK left the EU, these have increased significantly for EU citizens. However, attempts are being made to reduce the financial impact on students of the partner universities. Students nominated by the University of Konstanz receive a fee reduction of at least £ 1000. More specific information can be found on the Nottingham Finance Office website.

Scholarships and Financial Support

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

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