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Academics

The School of Social Sciences offers bachelor’s and master’s programs in three subject areas: Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Numerous rankings confirm that the School of Social Sciences is excellent in research and teaching.

During the bachelor’s program, I focused on social research and sociological theories, and improved my analytical skills. I was able to personalize my degree program by spending a semester at a university abroad, studying a minor, and deciding which advanced modules to take. While studying, I worked as a student assistant, which enabled me to gain practical experience that I could link to the content learned on the program. The program of study opened up interesting and varied career options, but I decided to develop the skills I had learned through the bachelor's program, and pursue a master’s degree in Sociology.

Meike Selbach, graduate of B.A. Sociology / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

I was attracted to the University of Mannheim by its learning conditions, its close links to research, and its international orientation. Like many of my fellow students, I worked as a student assistant and went abroad during my studies. My student assistant position improved my understanding of research processes and helped me to better analyze outcomes. Studying abroad was not just a valuable academic experience, it also helped me grow as a person. Now, I'm a doctoral candidate at the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tristan Klingelhöfer, graduate of B.A. Political Science and M.A. Political Science / Private photo

Studying Psychology at the University of Mannheim was the right choice for me. From the third semester onwards, you can choose your own specializations which give you an insight into the different areas of Psychology. My personal highlight is the ability to spend a semester abroad at one of the world’s leading universities. Thanks to the numerous exchange programs, you don’t have to pay the tuition fees, which can be really expensive, and anyone can study abroad.

Lisanne Halbe, student of B.A. Psychology / Private photo
For Prospective Students

Services for students

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If you have any questions on your degree program (course contents, program structure, stays abroad), don’t hesitate to contact our program managers. For questions relating to the application process, please contact the Admissions Office.

  • Political Science

    Dr. Gledis Londo

    Dr. Gledis Londo

    Program Manager Political Science
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Bauteil A – Room A 416
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1826
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: pol(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mondays 11:00 a.m. – noon
    Additional office hours during lecture period: Wednesdays 3:00–4:30 p.m.
    No office hours April 3rd
  • Psychology

    Leonie Cegla, M.Sc.

    Leonie Cegla, M.Sc.

    Program Management Psychology (Bachelor)
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Bauteil A – Room A 419
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1974
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: psybsc(at)uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mon 11 a.m.–noon
    Wed 1:30–3 p.m.
    No office hours from March 25–April 19, 2019
    Tina Penga, Dipl.-Psych.

    Tina Penga, Dipl.-Psych.

    Program Manager Psychology (Master)
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Bauteil A – Room A 417
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-2790
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: psymsc(at)uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mon 11 a.m.–noon
  • Sociology

    Katharina Heck, M.A.

    Katharina Heck, M.A.

    Program Manager Sociology
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Bauteil A – Room A 416
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-2188
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: soc(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
    Web: sowi.uni-mannheim.de/en/
    Consultation hour(s):
    During the semester: Tue 3–4 p.m. and Wed 10–11 a.m.
    During the lecture–free period: Wed 10–11 a.m.
  • Admissions Office

    Admissions Office

    Admissions Office

    University of Mannheim
    L 1, 1 – Room 157, 158
    68161 Mannheim
  • Advising for international students

    Team International Degree-Seeking Students

    Team International Degree-Seeking Students

    University of Mannheim
    Division II - Student Affairs
    International Office
    L 1, 1 – Room 108
    68161 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1155
    E-mail: degreeseekings(at)uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mon 9 a.m.–noon and Wed 2–5 p.m.
  • Departmental student committees

    Departmental Student Committee for Sociology and Political Science

    Departmental Student Committee for Sociology and Political Science

    University of Mannheim
    Departmental Student Committee for Sociology and Political Science
    A 5, 6
    Gebäudeteil B – Room B012
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    By appointment
    Open consultation hours on Tue, 7 p.m.
    Departmental Student Committee for Psychology

    Departmental Student Committee for Psychology

    University of Mannheim
    Fachbereichsvertretung Psychologie Parkring 39
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    By appointment
  • Psychological Counseling Services (PBS)

    The Studierendenwerk Mannheim has been running the Psychological Counseling Services (PBS) for 40 years. Drawing on extensive experience gained over the years, they provide students from the Mannheim region with counseling and short-term therapy that is tailored to their individual needs. The PBS in Mannheim is one of the largest counseling services institutions run by a Studierendenwerk of a German university.

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  • Commissioner and Counselor for disabled students and students with chronic illnesses

    Stefanie Knapp

    Stefanie Knapp

    Commissioner and Counselor for disabled students and students with chronic illnesses
    University of Mannheim
    Dezernat II - Studienangelegenheiten L 1, 1 – Room 128
    68161 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1180
    E-mail: stefanie.knapp(at)verwaltung.uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Tue 2–4 p.m., Fri 9–11 a.m. (telefonische Sprechstunde)
    Doris Neubauer

    Doris Neubauer

    Head of Social Counseling Services
    Studierendenwerk Mannheim
    Advice and Services for Students
    Mensa am Schloss
    Bismarckstr. 10 | Eingang A
    68161 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 49072-530
    E-mail: sozialberatung(at)stw-ma.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Tue 1–3:30 p.m. and Thu 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and on appointment