Master of Arts in International Relations & Global Politics | IRGP

Structure and 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 optional internship.
3 Elective Modules worth 18 ECTS credits can be replaced by a research project

  • Democracy & Justice in International Politics
  • International Law
  • Decisions, Games and Negotiations
  • Selected Topics: International Relations & Global Politics I + II + III
    (e.g. Pychology of International Diplomacy; The New World Order; Gender & International Institutions)

Other Elective Modules

  • Comparative Public Policy Analysis
  • Human Decisionmaking
  • Comparative Politics & Institutions
  • Political Behavior & Public Opinion
  • Modern Political Theory
  • Selected Topics: Political Norms, Institutions & Behavior I + II

(e.g. decision-making processes in the federal capital)

  • Inequality & Justice
  • Governance & Controlling of Public Sector Organizations
  • Computational Political Science
  • Applied Data Analysis

Research Project

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

Internship (optional, at least 300 hrs.)

Advanced Methods

  • Advanced Methods I
  • Advanced Methods II

Masters Thesis

4th Semester | to the extent of 24 ECTS

  • Thesis Defence
  • Masters Thesis


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

  • Entrepreneurships Basics
  • Creativity & Performance
  • TandemCoaching

Program Director

Bürgin, Alexander
Bürgin, Alexander Dr
Program Director of the study programs in the fields of Politics | Administration & International Relations I BA/MA PAIR | MA IRPG | MA PMD
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 | BA/MA PAIR | MA IRPG | MA PMD
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1431
Room:Semi 0.02
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