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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 programme at LMU.


Students spend the first year of the double degree programme in Barcelona. During this time, students follow the study plan as established for the students of the Master in Current Democracies. However, as the master thesis will be written during the second year at LMU, students have to take 35 ECTS to be chosen among the UPF electives. "Techniques of Statistical Analysis" and "The Construction of the EU and its Consequences on the Population of Europe" must be chosen among the UPF electives. In the second year of the programme, students then come to Munich to complete the remaining ECTS and write their Master's thesis at LMU. The master's thesis is written according to the specifications of LMU, but it is possible to have the thesis supervised by a member of academic staff at UPF.


In order to participate in the double degree programme, 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 Master in Current Democracies at UPF, please refer to their website.

Admission at LMU

German 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 Deadline

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 programme have to pay a semester fee at LMU, consisting of a basic fee for student services ("Grundbeitrag") and a fee for basic off-peak public transportation ("Semesterticket"), as well as the tuition fee at UPF.