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Global Studies – Specialization Law and Politics Master's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

The master's programme Global Studies – Specialization Law and Politics deepens and expands the skills and abilities acquired in a previous law or political science programme, always with a focus on globalization and (sustainable) development. Key topics include poverty alleviation, global hunger, education, climate and environmental protection, diversity and gender, peace and justice. In addition, students in this specialization engage in questions on international and human rights as well as international politics and international law and learn to tackle resultant current questions and problems professionally and responsibly. In a compulsory internship independently organized by the students as well as in guided interdisciplinary training, the acquired knowledge is used and further developed. In addition, courses on general aspects of globalization and development such as diversity and gender issues, international relations and international trends, including an introduction to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary ways of working, expand the interdisciplinary perspective. Diversity and gender, cultural and religious diversity, history and geography are treated as cross-sectional fields. Students learn to recognize, analyse and reflect on global contexts and to deal intensively with resultant problems on an interdisciplinary level. In addition, students acquire key competences and soft skills for the professional world, such as self-responsibility, conflict management, problem-solving skills and media literacy or intercultural competence.

Expected results

Graduates of the master's programme in Global Studies – Specialization Law and Politics have the ability to correctly classify legal problems resulting from globalization and development, to seek solutions independently and, if necessary, to implement and evaluate them professionally. They are able to address essential concepts and theoretical debates in a global context and deal correctly with current questions and problems of international law, politics and relations. In addition, graduates can analyse international legal sources and the jurisprudence of international courts and bodies and contextualize them with current issues of globalization.


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University degree
Master of Arts „MA“
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 066 594
Inter-faculty study programme
type of study programme
Qualification level
Master (2nd study cycle)


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