University of Bamberg

Double MA Degree in Political Science

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Political Sciences
English only
Winter semester:  30 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
€1777 / €4428
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
The University of Bamberg doesn't charge tuition fees. The University of Essex charges the amount of £ 6,200 for UK/EU and £ 15,450 for non-EU students.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in political science or another congenial program in the social sciences with:

  • A minimum of 70 ECTS credits accumulated in classes with a political science background or empirical methods (methods component maximal 20 of the 70 ECTS) and at least an average mark of 2.5 for their degree classification, or
  • A minimum of 90 ECTS credits in classes with a political science background or empirical methods (methods component maximal 20 of the 90 ECTS) and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for their overall degree classification (according to the regulations of Bamberg’s MA in Political Science).

If you are unsure, whether your ECTS credits can be counted as being acquired in classes with a political science background, you should nevertheless apply. Courses in sociology, philosophy, economics or similar disciplines may also be included, if relevant to political science.

GPA Rate 3.00
GPA Comment

At least an average mark of 3.0 for their degree classification.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: 176 overall, with at least 162 in each area.
min 6.5
Specification: With at least 5.5 in each area.
min 88
Specification: With minimum component scores of: 17 (Listening), 18 (Reading), 17 (Writing) and 20 (Speaking).
PTE Academic
min 60
Specification: With at least 51 in each area.
min ISE Level III: Pass
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Candidates wishing to enter the double master's program will be expected to submit specific documents, among others these include:

  1. A letter of motivation written in English.
  2. A CV written in English.
  3. For candidates whose first language is not English, evidence of their English speaking and writing abilities (see language requirements).
  4. Two references, typically from professors with personal knowledge of the applicant.

Further Information

For more information please check the

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