Public Economics, Law and Politics

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Course schedule (german)

Administration: Re-registration, part-time study and long-term students

Assessment: Information on assessment and examination procedures

AStA: Represents the interests of the student body (german)

Events and dates of the Graduate School

Library: Catalogues and handy hints for literature searches

Masters dissertation: Masters dissertation application and information

myStudy: Seminar timetable, Moodle and staff office hours

Student Counselling Service: Advisory service; walk-in or by appointment

Research Index FOX

The research database FOX provides access for the general public to the public content of the internal research information system, Pure. As an online archive, FOX is an autonomous service offered in addition to the University pages.

Research Index FOX

PELP Student body

The PELP Student Organisation examines the content and organisation of your degree programme. Amongst other things, the Student Organisation runs the quality circle (german) for the Masters in partnership with the major advisor and the programme administrator. The Student Organisation can also answer your questions on aspects of everyday student life. Simply e-mail

Student Initiatives

A wide range of student initiatives are run at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. The student initiative umbrella association, the "Dachverband der Studierendeninitativen" (DSi) publishes the Initiativenkompass guide which lists all current initiatives.  

One example of the wide range of student initiatives is the Policy Lab. The Policy Lab was set up by students on the PELP Masters programme in 2013, and now also has many members from other degree programmes.

Policy Lab

Semester Abroad

Students on this Masters programme have the opportunity to spend a semester of their course abroad. We recommend the third semester. The range of possible destinations to date has included Brisbane in Australia, Tartu in Estonia, Johannesburg in South Africa and many others. For any questions or to apply, please contact the International Office. The International Office will provide all further information on Erasmus+ funding, and on preparing for and organising your semester abroad.

Public Policy and Good Governance

The Masters in Political Science - Public Economics, Law and Politics is part of the Public Policy and Good Governance Programme (PPGG) run by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The programme aims to train future leaders in politics, business, law and administration in the principles of good governance, and by so doing to establish democratic economic and social structures that tackle social injustice. The relatively high proportion of international students on the Political Science - PELP programme offers a good opportunity to promote intercultural exchange, and to gain an insight into and discuss perspectives from different societies.

The PPGG programme is coordinated by the International Office.

Additional Qualifications


The MasterSkills of the Graduate School and the Writing Centre promote the interdisciplinary skills of Masters students through various workshops or coaching sessions.

Writing Center

The Leuphana Writing Center helps students to develop their individual writing skills and provides advice on writing academic papers and exam preparation support.


Programme director

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wein
Universitätsallee 1, C4.208
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2302

Student administrator

Julia Grimm
Univeristätsallee 1, C8.213
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1408

Programme Administrator

Claudia Echelmeyer, M.A.
Universitätsallee 1, C14.125
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2401


Anja Tonn-Galotta
Universitätsallee 1, C8.003
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2018