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For Freshmen

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 Freshman 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,

Katharina Heck

Katharina Heck, program manager and academic advisor

Orientation week

August 26, 2018 - August 30, 2019: bachelor’s program in Sociology (B.A.) and master’s program in Sociology (M.A.)

We strongly recommend you to take part in the orientation events!

We wish you a good start on September 2, 2019, and all the best for your studies!

  • Orientation week for bachelor’s students

    Event Date Time Room
    Subject-specific introduction August 26, 2019 noon - 1 p.m. A5, 6 - B 243
    Guided campus tour August 26, 2019 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. A5, 6 - Café Soleil
    Fair of minor subjects (B.A.) August 26, 2019 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Lehrbuchsammlung
    AStA freshman day August 27, 2019    
    Timetable advice by the departmental student committee August 28, 2019 noon - 4 p.m. A5, 6 - B012
    Orientation Event for international Students (english) August 28, 2019 2:30 p.m. EO 145
    Subject- introduction to all minors August 28, 2019 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
    Pub crawl organized by the departmental student committee August 28, 2019 7 p.m. meeting point: A5, 6 - Café Soleil
    Timetable advice by the departmental student committee August 29, 2019 noon - 4 p.m. A5, 6 - B012
    Orientation Event for international Students (German) August 29, 2019 2:30 p.m. EW 156
    Language test for minor subjects (French/Spanish/Italian) August 30, 2019 10:00a.m. -2:00p.m. L7,3-5 Room 157/357
    Timetable advice by the departmental student committee August 30, 2019 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. A5, 6 - B012
    Welcome Event for international Students August 30, 2019 4:00p.m. -6:30p.m. A3 - Auditorium
    Welcome Event of the School of Social Sciences September 2nd, 2019 5:30 p.m. B6, 23-25 A0.01
    Subject-specific introduction Minor (Alternative Date) September 5, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. A5, 6 - B 243
    ubject-specific introduction( Alternative Date) September 5, 2019 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. A5, 6 - B 243
    Mandatory Counseling for first semester B.A. students September 23, 2019 9 a.m.- 10 a.m. A5, 6 - B 144
    or:      
    Mandatory Counseling for first semester B.A. students September 27, 2019 9a.m.- 10a.m. A5, 6 -B144
  • Orientation week for master’s students

    Event Date Time Room
    Introduction to the program (M.A. in Sociology) August 26, 2019 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A5, 6 B 143
    Guided campus tour August 26, 2019 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meeting point: A5, 6 - Café Soleil
    Orientation event for international students (english) August 28, 2019 2:30 p.m. EO 145
    Welcome event for international students August 30, 2019 4:00 p.m. Lecture Hall A3 - Auditorium
    Bar tour August 28, 2019 7:00 p.m. - open end Meeting point: A5,6 Café Soleil
    Welcome Event for first semester students of the School of Social Sciences (in German language) September 2, 2019 5:30 p.m. B6, 23-25 - A 0.001
    Barbecue for Master Students organized by the departmental student committee September 6, 2019 6:30 p.m. A5, 6 - Café Soleil

Webinar for freshmen

As a special service to you, we offer a webinar for all admitted students that is designed to help you choose a program of study. It will provide you with information on the University of Mannheim, this program, and the orientation week. First, we will give a presentation, then you will have the opportunity to chat with us and ask us questions. You will receive the link to the webinar with your admission.

 

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.

Katharina Heck, M.A.

Katharina Heck, M.A.

Program Manager Sociology
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 416
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Mon 11 a.m – 12 p.m., Wed 2–4 p.m.
No office hours from November, 27th until December, 31st. In urgent matters, please contact Ms. Leonie Cegla.