M.A. Political Science

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR770 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English, German (Find a course)
University of Bern | Berne, Switzerland
The Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern is one of the leading political science departments in Switzerland and is ranked among the Excellence Group of European political science departments by the latest CHE Excellence Ranking

Description of Political Science


At the Institute of Political Science, excellence in research is combined with dedicated teaching and practice-oriented applications, all of which comprise an important part of the education of political scientists, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research and teaching at the Institute focuses on the following main areas: the Swiss political system, comparative politics, European and environmental policy, and political sociology. In line with the implementation of the Bologna Process requirements, the Institute offers a bachelorís degree in the social sciences as well as two masterís programs Ė political science and Swiss and comparative politics.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline April 30; August 31
Tuition fee
  • EUR 770 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 770 Year (EEA)
Tuition fee, semester fee and Student Union membership: CHF 805.-/per semester
Start date February  2016, September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Political Science

Requirements for Political Science


For admission to a master degree course, you must have a foreign degree from a recognised university with a course of studies of at least three years. Courses at the level of further education (Executive Master) are not recognised.

Language skills - German

We require no proof of German language skills from applicants at master level. Some master degree courses are taught in English, others mainly in German. If you want to study with us, you are responsible for ensuring that you master the language of instruction.

Work Experience for Political Science

No work experience is required.

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