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In the process of internationalization, political and economic aspects are closely intermeshed. For example, in connection with European integration, economic interdependence, political cooperation and legal protection (communitization) of regulatory areas are often directly related to each other. Beyond that, however, there are also many other forms of political, economic and legal integration processes in the global space. The course of study therefore focuses on the mutual references and forms of mediation between economic, political and legal aspects of international integration and disintegration, as well as other forms of thematically relevant political, economic and legal processes in the global space. Students should acquire the following competencies:

  • Acquisition of discipline-specific knowledge of the process of international integration/disintegration and other forms of political, economic and legal processes in the global space from interdisciplinary perspectives;
  • Development of analytical skills in order to be able to systematically and illustratively identify the touch points and intersections of economic, political and legal integration forms;
  • Analysis and evaluation of the – partially contradictory, partially complementary – course of international integration/disintegration and the economic, political and legal aspects of globalization.

The Master program in Political Integration and Economic Globalization is research oriented. It opens up the opportunity to be involved with central scientific controversies – about the suitable theories, methods and empirical data for analysis of specific subject matter. Through the imparting of specialized knowledge and the international internship, students will be qualified for specific professional fields (e.g. work in ministries and public administrations, international and European organizations, political parties and associations, NGOs, media). Furthermore, the program will qualify students for independent research and/or a doctorate program following the Master's thesis.


Jobs corresponding to the education (research, planning and organization, political consulting, etc.) are possible in the following professional fields, for example:

European institutions (e.g. European Commission, European Parliament),
International organizations,
National authorities,
Associations, political parties and trade unions,
European and international public/civil society (e.g. media, think tanks),
International commercial enterprises,
Science (e.g. university, research institutions).

Your qualifications can be matched to these professional fields through selective profile formation, the selection of elective modules, the international internship and particularly the Master's thesis. Intensive advisement and support from the professors of the involved subjects ensure a highly specialized and profession-oriented education.