Course Content

Structure of the Master's Program Politics & Technology

Introduction to Politics & Technology

First insight into unique teaching and research fields

The introduction gives first-year students a first insight into the fields of teaching and research represented at the HfP. It is also the only compulsory event in which all students from the same cohort come together. This provides the first opportunity to get to know each other and to exchange experiences.

Method cluster

Using the right tools to reach the goal faster

Through a solid method training adapted to the individual profile, we provide students of different disciplines with the appropriate tools to open up foreign fields of knowledge more quickly. Depending on individual prior knowledge, introductory or more advanced modules can be taken here.

Political science specialization modules and interdisciplinary study component

Individual focus and transdisciplinary study content.

Our M.Sc. program explores the multifaceted interactions between politics and technology. An extensive range of four specializations - "Data & Society", "Sustainability" "Governance" and "Political Economy" - allows students to choose an individual focus if they wish. If no specialization is chosen, modules can be selected individually.

In addition to the political science specialization modules, an extensive range of elective modules from the entire catalog of the Technische Universität München complements the program with an engineering/scientific perspective on the dynamics shaping our time.

Practice Project and Master's Thesis

Insight into work environment and possible stay abroad.

A scientifically accompanied, practical project as part of the curriculum provides insights into national and international institutions and companies. 

The high proportion of elective modules also makes it easier for students to spend part of their studies at one of our numerous partner universities abroad. 

At the end of the program is the final thesis, the Master's Thesis.

Course of study

The english degree program "Politics & Technology" can be studied full-time or part-time (66%).

The figures show the ideal course of study for full-time and part-time study.

Course of studies: Full-time

Course of studies: Part-time

The degree program can be studied part-time, i.e. alongside part-time work. The recommended study plan for the part-time model has been stretched to 6 semesters with the same study content. 

A change between the full- and part-time model is possible each winter semester and is connected with an application (for full-time or part-time model) in TUMonline during the application period (01 April - 31 May).

On the TU Munich website you will find further general information on part-time studies.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact the student advisor to plan your individual course of study.

Ivana Jurik
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