Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

Labour Policies and Globalisation

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Political Sciences
English only
Winter semester:  01 Sep/01 Mar
Application Deadlines
1 Year (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
Every participant must contribute 1.500 € to the program.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Political Sciences, Social Science, Law, Education or Economics. To the extent possible within accreditation requirements and national university regulations, skills and qualifications, as well as professional experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree, may be recognized.

Required ECTS credits: 240.

Work Experience

Experience in trade union work or related fields is absolutely essential.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min 6.5
min 213
min 80
min 550
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
If you are a native speaker or if your BA was fully taught in English, then you only need to send a document that proves that.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 15 (German)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

Send a scanned and merged pdf document of your complete application package to GLU Kassel (glu.germany@uni-kassel.de).
The following documents have to be included in your application:

  1. MA LPG application form.
  2. Motivation letter: The motivation letter is the key aspect on which your application will be evaluated by the Academic Board. It should not exceed 3 pages and cover the following questions:
    1. How are your previous qualifications and your prospective professional aims and aspirations related to the Labour Policies and Globalization program?
    2. What is your experience and knowledge in the field of labor relations?
    3. Which challenges do you see for trade union work in the context of a globalized economy?
      Your motivation letter will be graded by the Academic Board of the program based on a point system. You can receive a maximum of 12 points for your motivation letter. You need a minimum of 6 points to be considered for the program. For each of your responses to the above questions, you may be awarded a maximum of 3 points, adding up to a maximum total of 9. Furthermore, 3 additional points will be awarded for: 1 point for the correct use of language (spelling, style, and fluency), and up to 2 points will be awarded in an overall assessment of the content. Well-argued and original answers as well as elaborations that demonstrate substantial practical insights in the field of labor relations may be awarded a maximum of 2 points. The motivation letter should not exceed 3 pages. Any additional pages will not be considered in the evaluation process.
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Research topic(s): Please provide a short type-written statement (2 pages) about a specific research topic you are interested in and the main questions in relation to this topic that you would like to explore in more detail during the course.
  5. Letter of recommendation from a trade union.
  6. Certificates proving the required command of the English language (see language requirements).
  7. Secondary school leaving certificate in its original language, including a listing of all subjects and grades.
  8. University entrance examination certificate listing all subjects and grades (in its original language).
  9. Certificates of studies and completion of studies listing all subjects and grades (Transcript of records).
  10. Certificates of previous professional/vocational experience, if applicable.
  11. Translation of your documents, if the language of the mentioned certificates is not German or English. You are advised to contact the embassy or consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany on this matter.
  12. Applicants from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam have to provide a successful APS test for their application to be considered.

The Academic Board of the program will hold the preliminary assessment in April and will thereafter recommend qualified candidates to proceed with the application via uni-assist.

Please note, that if you do not get a recommendation it is unlikely that you will get admitted to the program.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website