Master of Arts in International Relations & Global Politics | IRGP

Structure & Content

Mandatory Modules

1st - 2nd Semester | to the extent of 36 ECTS

Research methods

  • Research Design & Methods I
  • Research Design & Methods II

Core Area Modules International Relations & Global Politics

  • International Relations
  • Global Governance
  • War & Peace
  • European Institutions


Elective Modules

2nd - 4th Semester | to the extent of 60 ECTS
2 Elective Modules worth 12 ECTS credits can be replaced by an internship.
3 Elective Modules worth 18 ECTS credits can be replaced by a research project

  • Democracy & Justice in International Politics
  • International Law
  • Selected Topics: International Relations & Global Politics I + II
  • Decisions, Games and Negotiations



Other Elective Modules


  • Comparative Public Policy Analyis
  • Human Decisionmaking
  • Comparative Politics & Institutions
  • Political Behavior & Public Opinion
  • Modern Political Theory
  • Selected Topics: Political Norms, Institutions & Behavior I + II
  • Inequality & Justice
  • Governance & Controlling of Public Sector Organizations
  • Computational Political Science
  • Applied Data Analysis


Research Project

  • Forschungskolloquium
  • Forschungsprojekt (Elinor-Ostrom-Projekt)
  • Advanced Methods


Internship (at least 6 weeks)


Advanced Methods

  • Advanced Methods I
  • Advanced Methods II

Masters Thesis

4th Semester | to the extent of 24 ECTS


  • Thesis Defence
  • Masters Thesis

ZU|plus

1st - 4th Semester | to the extent of 4 ECTS


  • Entrepreneurships Basics
  • Creativity & Performance
  • TandemCoaching


Program Director

Bürgin, Alexander
Bürgin, Alexander Dr
Executive Program Director Politics, Administration & International Relations | PAIR
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1405
Room:FAB 3 | 0.71
Behnke, Joachim
Behnke, Joachim Prof Dr rer pol
Academic Program Director Politics, Administration & International Relations | PAIR
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1431
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:Semi 0.02
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