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Study Political Philosophy in Germany: 5 Universities with 6 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Political Philosophy is an insightful field that examines the ideas and principles underlying political theories and practices. It explores fundamental questions about government, justice, rights, liberty, and the role of the state and individuals in society. Students delve into the works of influential political philosophers, from ancient thinkers like Plato and Aristotle to modern theorists like Locke, Marx, and Rawls. The curriculum includes analysis of concepts such as democracy, authority, and social justice, offering a deeper understanding of political ideologies and systems. Skills developed include critical reasoning, ethical analysis, and theoretical argumentation. Graduates often pursue careers in academia, law, public policy, or journalism, applying their understanding of political ethics and theory to real-world issues.

Overview

masters
6

Study Programs in English

universities
5

Universities

ranking
3

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (2 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 5,874 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 31 and September 15

Summer Semester

between and

View all 6 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Political Philosophy

#132Times Higher Education Ranking
Universität Hamburg

public University

No. of Students: approx. 43,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #201-300, QS World University Rankings #214
#201-250Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Konstanz

public University

No. of Students: approx. 11,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #501-600, QS World University Rankings #501-510

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Political Philosophy in Germany

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
16.7% local admission restriction (local NC)
16.7% no admission restriction
66.6% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

66.7% directly at University
16.7% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
16.7% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Political Philosophy in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

80 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

6.5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

6.5 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

80 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

1 English Degree Program for Political Philosophy in Germany

Program Features

4-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

83.3%

Summer intake

16.7%

Winter & Summer intake

0%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Political Philosophy

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Karlshochschule International University

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 500

Program Fees: € 4,740

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

University of Bayreuth

public University · No. of Students: 13,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

University of Konstanz

public University · No. of Students: 11,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Universität Hamburg

public University · No. of Students: 43,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Witten/Herdecke University

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 3,300

Program Fees: € 5,874

M.A. (Master of Arts)