Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (GSI)




Double Master Degree with Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)


Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) are proud to launch a Double Master Degree. The Department of Political and Social Sciences at UPF and the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science at LMU have teamed up to offer a double program, combining the Master in Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism taught at UPF (60 ECTS) and the Master Program in Political Science taught at LMU (120 ECTS).

The study program at each institution will comprise one year. During the first year, all students participating in the double degree program will follow the program at UPF whilst the second year of the program will take place at LMU. Students successfully participating in the program and fulfilling all academic and administrative requirements will be awarded the following degrees:

  • LMU: Master of Arts (M.A.) Politikwissenschaft
  • UPF: Máster Universitario en Democracias Actuales: Nacionalismo, Federalismo y Multiculturalidad / Màster Universitari en Democràcies Actuals: Nacionalisme, Federalisme i Multiculturalitat

The UPF degree will be awarded after the successfully completion of the master program at LMU.

Study plan

The study plan that will lead to the Double Degree graduation in both degrees is established as follows:

During the first year, students will enroll in 60 ECTS of the Master in Current Democracies at UPF. They will have to follow the study plan as established for the students of the Master in Current Democracies, but as the master thesis will be written during the second year at LMU in Munich, they will have to take 35 ECTS (and not 15) to be chosen among the UPF electives (10 ECTS of which have to be chosen in Techniques of Statistical Analysis and 5 ECTS in The Construction of the EU and its Consequences on the Population of Europe). Completion of these requirements is deemed equivalent for being recognized for all modules of year 1 with two optional subjects of the Master Program in Political Science. Participants are therefore admitted to year 2 of the Master Program in Political Science. All students of the double degree will write their master thesis according to the LMU program, but tutors of UPF staff may also be chosen as tutors of the thesis


In order to participate in the double degree program, applicants have to satisfy the academic and admission requirements of both institutions. All students have to apply at both UPF and LMU.

Admission at UPF

For information on the admission requirements for the UPF Master, please refer to the UPF website.

Admission at LMU

Regular students have to apply at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Sciene. International students have to apply at both the Geschwister-Scholl-Instittue of Political Sciene and the International Office of LMU.

Application deadlines

Deadline for application at LMU is May 15. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. For application deadlines at UPF, please have a look here.

Tuition fees

Students participating in the double degree program pay the regular tuition fees at UPF for the Master in Current Democracies and a mandatory semester fee at LMU, consisting of a basic fee for student servies ("Grundbeitrag") and a fee for basic off-peak public transport ("Semesterticket").