Tips for Students
Teaching staff at the Chair of Comparative Politics, Prof. Michael Minkenberg, Prof. Gert-Rüdiger Wegmarshaus, Dr. Anja Hennig, Dr. Artur Kopka and Dr. Jürgen Treulieb, only accept Master's theses from students who have taken and completed a course by the respective teacher and who have also taken and successfully completed a methods course at one of the faculty's professorships; preferably with a social science orientation (at the Beichelt, Minkenberg, Neyer professorships or at one of the sociology professorships).
Students with double degrees (Istanbul, Poznań, Strasbourg) are exempt from this rule; they may apply individually.
Advice for writing seminar papers and preparing presentations:
- Guidelines for seminar papers, BA, MA and PhD theses (Michael Minkenberg; in German)
- On Structuring Presentations (Michael Minkenberg; in German)
- title pages for papers, essays, presentations
- Every written paper has to contain a Eigenständigkeitserklärung (declaration of own work)
- How to write an outline proposal (Michael Minkenberg)
- The Art of Writing Proposals (Adam Przeworski and Frank Salomon)
How to Write a Paper (Stephen Van Evera)