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Course Structure

If you study at Konstanz first:

  • Apply online using the University of Konstanz online application system; however, expressions of interest should be directed to Werner Palz at Konstanz in the first instance; the application deadline is 15 May, so enquiries should be made well in advance of this date.
  • If you are not a German student, you are strongly encouraged to attend the 4-week Konstanz International Office orientation in September as it provides a good introduction to the language, culture, city of Konstanz, and of course the university.
  • Follow Year 1 of the MA in Politics and Public Administration, which includes 4 core courses and at least 2 other courses. Students should be aware that one of the core courses is a rigorous Quantitative Methods course and should prepare appropriately.
  • In the Spring of Year 1, submit an application to PAIS using the University of Warwick application system. Mr Palz will help with this process.
  • You may complete an internship in the gap between Years 1 and 2.
  • If you are not a British student, you are encouraged to attend the 1-week Warwick International Office welcome programme as it provides a good introduction to life in the UK and the university.
  • If English is not your native language, you may also wish to attend the pre-sessional English course to increase your confidence and get a jump start on settling into life in Coventry.
  • In Year 2, you will follow the MA programme in PAIS of your choice (excluding Research in Politics and International Studies), which includes a 40 CATS (credits) core module and 80 CATS of optional modules.
  • You will complete a joint 15,000 word dissertation at Warwick with an advisor from PAIS and an advisor from Konstanz.

If you study at Warwick first:

  • Apply online using the University of Warwick online application system. Expressions of interest are encouraged and should be directed to Melissa Venables.
  • If you are not a British student, you are encouraged to attend the 1-week Warwick International Office welcome programme as it provides a good introduction to life in the UK and the university.
  • If English is not your native language, you may also wish to attend the pre-sessional English course to increase your confidence and get a jump start on settling into life in Coventry.
  • Follow the PAIS MA programme of your choice (excluding Research in Politics and International Studies) as Year 1, which includes a 40 CATS (credit) core module and 80 CATS of optional modules.
  • In the Spring of Year 1, submit an application to Konstanz. The PAIS office will help with this process.
  • You will submit a provisional dissertation topic at Warwick but you will not begin writing the dissertation yet.
  • You may complete an internship in the gap between Years 1 and 2.
  • If you are not a German student, you are strongly encouraged to attend the 4-week Konstanz International Office orientation in September as it provides a good introduction to the language, culture, city of Konstanz, and of course the university.
  • In Year 2, you will follow the 4 core courses and at least 2 other courses for the MA in Politics and Public Administration. Students should be aware that one of the core courses is a rigorous Quantitative Methods course and should prepare appropriately.
  • You will complete a joint 15,000 word dissertation at Konstanz with an advisor from Konstanz and an advisor from PAIS.