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For First-Year Students

This page will provide you with the information you need to start your studies in Sociology at the School of Social Sciences. For further information, please go to the section for first-year students in the portal of the University of Mannheim.

Welcome to the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim!

I am delighted that you have chosen our university. You are about to enter a new stage of your life full of opportunities, but also challenges. The dean’s office of our School will provide you with services and support during your studies, from the beginning to the end. We hope you will make the most of your time here with lots of pleasant experiences to look back to.

I wish you a great start at the university and in Mannheim and all the best for your studies!

Prof. Michael Diehl, dean of the School of Social Sciences

Dear students,

Welcome to the School of Social Sciences and the bachelor's program in Sociology. I will support you throughout the entire program and advise you on topics such as structuring your program and planning a semester abroad. Please do not hesitate to approach either me, your teachers, or your departmental student representatives if you have any questions or if you encounter any problems. Make sure to contact us as early as possible! We are happy to help you. I wish you all the best for your studies, enjoy your time in Mannheim!

Kind regards,

Stefanie Thye

Stefanie Thye, program manager and academic advisor

Orientation week

The Orientation Week will take place from September 21st, 2020 to September 25th, 2020. Due to the current developments, most events of the orientation week will be offered online. Also, teaching during the fall semester will mostly be held online with the possibility of partial on-campus teaching on a voluntarily basis. Further information will follow.

We highly recommend to take part in the orientation events.

On September 28th, 2020, Prof. Dr. Michael Diehl, the Dean of the School of Social Sciences, will welcome all first semester students. To the event

We wish you a good start and all the best for your studies!

Event Registration

If you want to participate in physical events hosted by the AStA and the Student Representative Council (FBV SOPO), we ask you to please register here.

Information material

Examination regulations and module catalogs

You can find comprehensive information on your program (e.g., degree plan, examination regulations, module catalog) here:

B.A. in Sociology            M.A. in Sociology


Services for students

Do you have any more questions? We’re happy to advise you!

If you have any questions regarding your degree program (course contents, program structure, stays abroad), don’t hesitate to contact our program managers.

Stefanie Thye, M.A.

Stefanie Thye, M.A.

Program Manager Sociology
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 417
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Please note: Only online consultations are offered currently. Please make an appointment at https://www.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/en/online-consultation/stefanie-thye/