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Politics & Technology

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Der Masterstudiengang Politics and Technology bietet einen innovativen Ansatz in den Politikwissenschaften vor dem Hintergrund technologischer und ökonomischer Umwälzungen. Die Unterrichtssprache ist Englisch.

TUM School of Governance

Eckdaten

Art des Studiums
  • Teilzeit
  • Vollzeit
Erforderlicher Sprachnachweis Unterrichtssprache
  • Englisch
Hauptstandorte
Art der Zulassung Beginn des Studiums
  • Nur zum Wintersemester möglich
Regelstudienzeit (in Semestern)
  • 4 Semester (Vollzeit)
Credits Kosten

Infos zum Studium

Worum geht es in diesem Studiengang?

In the program, students will learn advanced methodological tool and analytical skills, diverse theoretical approaches, and normative perspectives that can be applied to understanding the governance of new and existing technologies as well as pressing political and policy questions related to democratic and global governance, climate change, energy transitions, international trade and finance. Students will examine the causes of problems and analyze different policy solutions and instruments.

For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:

In welcher Sprache wird der Studiengang unterrichtet?

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient English language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your English language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.  

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is English.

Welche Kompetenzen und Fertigkeiten erwerbe ich?

  • To combine knowledge in engineering or natural sciences with expertise in political science
  • To integrate know-how, skills, and competencies from different disciplines into the political dialog
  • To analyze and evaluate specific theories and methods of political science
  • To identify opportunities for interdisciplinary working methods and approaches in technology-related fields of action in political science
  • To implement projects independently and on their own responsibility

Welche beruflichen Möglichkeiten habe ich mit diesem Abschluss?

Our Master´s program gives students first-rate analytical and leadership skills. In this program, that cuts across disciplines, students will gain outstanding skills for careers as analysts, communicators, managers, innovators and leaders at all levels of government and public administration, in the private sector, in think tanks, the media, domestic and international non-profit and non-governmental organizations.

Bewerbung und Zulassung

Wie bewerbe ich mich? (Studienstart zum Wintersemester 2019/20)

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (a bachelor's or higher degree is required. Students from different disciplinary backgrounds - political science or comparable social science, or engineering/natural sciences - are welcome to apply) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

You must apply online using the TUMonline application portal. After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline.

In detail:

Wie bewerbe ich mich? (Studienstart zum Sommersemester 2020)

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU / EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail:

Welche Dokumente muss ich einreichen? (Studienstart zum Wintersemester 2019/20)

Welche Dokumente muss ich einreichen? (Studienstart zum Sommersemester 2020)

Welche Bewerbungsfristen muss ich beachten? (Studienstart zum Wintersemester 2019/20)

Application period for winter semester: 01.04. - 31.05.

Our online application portal TUMonline will create an application form and a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and which for enrollment

You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline

Please also submit the documents we need for your enrollmentas soon as possible. If individual documents for enrollment are not available to you yet, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received. 

Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

Welche Bewerbungsfristen muss ich beachten? (Studienstart zum Sommersemester 2020)

Application period for winter semester: 01.04. - 31.05.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.

We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.

We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.

You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.

Wie wählt die TUM die Studierenden aus?

Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.

In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admittedrejected or invited to an admissions interview

Im detail:

Wo geht's zur Onlinebewerbung?

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.

Muss ich ein Praktikum absolvieren?

This degree program does not encompass a compulsory internship nor is an internship a requirement for admission. However, it is recommendable, as a rule, to gain practical experience as soon as possible.

Wie kann es nach dem Studiengang weitergehen?

You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

If you are interested in continuing your studies,  you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.

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