Courses & Study Plan

Students of the IDS Master’s Degree are studying under a “C-ID” study plan and need to obtain 120 credits (ECTS) to earn their degree:

  1. 47 credits  in compulsory courses (hP)

  2. 15 credits in elective courses (hV1) – more info below

  3. 18 credits in elective courses (hV)

  4. 30 credits in Minor Specialization (sP + sV)

  5. 3 credits by taking the Minor Field Comprehensive Exam

  6. 6 credits by writing and defending the Master’s Thesis (ODP)

  7. 6 credits by taking the Final State Exam in International and Diplomatic Studies (MDS)

Elective courses hV1 – choice and schedule

Available in Winter semesters:

  • 2SM450 Global South in International Relations
  • 2SM451 Diplomacy of Non-State Actors in Contemporary International Relations

Available in Summer semesters:

  • 2SM452 Current Issues and Trends in Diplomacy
  • 2SM453 EU and the World
  • 2SM455 Comparative Politics

What you will study

Course Credits
Global Power Politics 6
International Economic Relations 9
International Law in International
Elective Courses (hV1) 5
Optional Courses 6
Course Credits
Foreign Policy Making and Analysis 6
Comparative Politics 6
Globalization in International Relations 6
Elective Courses (hV1) 5
Minor Specialization courses 6
Course Credits
Master’s Thesis Seminar 6
Minor Specialization courses 24
Course Credits
Elective Course (hV1) 5
Optional Courses 12
State Exam 12
Minor Field Comprehensive Exam 3

State Exam

A complete list of courses is in the Study Plan below. Course syllabi can be searched in the InSIS.