Double Degree Option - University of Warwick

Exchange Option in the Master Program Politics and Public Administration

Programme Overview 

In cooperation with the renowned Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, 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 at each university who are interested in having an internationally orientated and interdisciplinary course of studies will be given the possibly of spending a year in the UK and a year in Germany. Students obtain a master’s title from each university.

Through the programme, students will be able to profit from the high level of academic expertise found in each department. They will also be able to choose for themselves their exact course of study.

Study Option: First year Konstanz, second year Warwick

In total you gain 30 ECTS

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

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

- Basic Seminar in other area or Seminar in Field of Specialization (Study Area 2/Study Area 3 7ECTS)

- Elective Seminar (Study Area 4 7 ECTS)

In total you gain 30 ECTS

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

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

- Basic Seminar in other area or Seminar in Field of Specialization (Study Area 2/Study Area 3 7ECTS)

- Elective Seminar (Study Area 4 7 ECTS)

In total you gain 20 ECTS (40 CATS).

- Core Study Area (Study Area 3 20 ECTS), the core Study Area runs in both Term 1 and Term 2.

In total you gain 20 ECTS (40 CATS).

- Core Study Area (Study Area 3 20 ECTS), the core Study Area runs in both Term 1 and Term 2.

- Optional PAIS modules (Study Area 2/3/4)

Please note that 40 CATS options run in both terms, but 20 CATS options run for only one term. Therefore a student may take two 40 CATS options, one 40 and two 20 CATS options, or four 20 CATS options.

In total you gain 30 ECTS (60 CATS).

MA-Dissertation (joint supervision, 18000 words)

Study option: First year Warwick, second year Konstanz

In total you gain 20 ECTS (40 CATS)

- Core Study Area (M3 10ECTS), the core Study Area runs in both Term 1 and Term 2. 

In total you gain 20 ECTS (40 CATS)

- Core Study Area (Study Area 3 10 ECTS), the core Study Area runs in both Term 1 and Term 2.

- Optional PAIS modules (Study Area 2/3/4)

Please note that 40 CATS options run in both terms, but 20 CATS options run for only one term. Therefore a student may take two 40 CATS options, one 40 and two 20 CATS options, or four 20 CATS options.

Internship

There are no courses in Coventry in the third trimester. It is a good possibility to do an internship. 

In total you gain 20 ECTS (40 CATS)

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

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

- Basic Seminar in other area or Seminar in Field of Specialization (Study Area 2/Study Area 3, 7ECTS)

- Elective Seminar (Study Area 4, 7 ECTS)

In total you gain 43 ECTS

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

- Kolloquium (Study Area 1, 4 ECTS)

+ MA Thesis (joint supervision, 15.000 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 Warwick in the diverse urban and scenic environment of the English Midlands.

Study Conditions

Fields of Specialization

At the University of Konstanz, students can choose between the fields of specialization ‘International Relations and European Integration (IREI)’, ‘Policy Analysis and Comparative Political Science (CPPA)’ and ‘International Administration and Conflict Management (IACM)'. The focus of this part of the degree programme is to provide a grounding in quantitative and / or qualitative methods.

Thanks to its diverse and international orientation, the University of Warwick offers students the possibility of focusing on one area of study. The following MA programmes and their various fields of specialisation are offered:

  • International Politics & Europe
  • International Politics & East Asia
  • International Security
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations
  • Public Policy
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Globalisation & Development

Language of Instruction

Mainly English, it is possible to choose elective courses in German

Language of Master’s Thesis

English

Length of Degree Programme

4 Semesters

Number of Places Available

Five places for students at the University of Konstanz and five for students at the University of Warwick.

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 Warwick, students have to pay tuition fees of approx. £ 9.320 (including already a reduction of £ 1.000 for students nominated by Konstanz). For detailed tuition fee information, visit the Warwick Finance Office website.

Scholarships and Financial Support

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

The University of Warwick 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.