FAQs Empirical Democracy Studies

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1. Can I apply for the Master Programmes if I do not yet have completed my BA degree?

If you are enrolled in a BA course of studies at a German university, it is possible to apply for our Master Programme in Empirical Democracy Studies if you have achieved a minimum of 135 ECTS cr. at the time of applying.

If you are enrolled in a course of studies at a university outside of Germany, you have to present your BA degree or an equivalent degree upon application.

2. Do I have to complete my BA degree (or equivalent) with a certain grade or better as a prerequisite of being admitted to the MA in Empirical Democracy Studies?

No, there is no fixed "Numerus clausus" restricting access to our MA in Empirical Democracy Studies. As a matter of fact, as of winter term 2015/16, there is no restriction to admission at all.

3. What is the language of instruction?

In general, all lectures and seminars are held in German. Therefore, you have to document upon application that you passed the „Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber (DSH)". If you are planning to acquire respective language skills before applying for our master programme, please take a look here. Every term, though, we also offer a number of master-level courses in English.