Part-time students attend the same courses as the full-time students do, but their programme is spread over two years instead of one. In the first semester of the first year part-time students take courses 'Cities, States, and Citizenship', 'Challenges of the Welfare State', an elective and the lecture seminar. In the second semester they do an internship or a skills lab. In the first semester of the second year they take the courses 'Toolbox for Comparative Historical Research', 'Themes in the History of Politics and Society', and a second elective. In the second semester they complete the programme by writing their thesis.