Registration for courses usually takes place prior to the semester start via Portal². Master's students can freely choose from all compulsory lectures and exercise courses as well as all elective seminars. Participation in each of the courses offered as part of the master's program in Sociology is guaranteed.
Each semester, you need to register online for those examinations you would like to take at the end of the lecture period. You will need to do so within a period defined by Student Services.
Please note: The exam registration period falls within the lecture period, which means that you cannot register for your examinations via the Student Services’ campus management system before the lecture period starts. Each semester, the periods during which you can register for exams will be published on the Student Services’ website.
Online registration is done via Portal².
A research internship is an integral part of the master's program. To obtain the required 6 ECTS credits, you must either:
In case you work as a research assistant for one of the professors at the Department of Sociology or in a related field, your work may be recognized as an internship as well.
Every student in the master's program in Sociology must write a report: guidelines for the internship report.
For more information on this topic or if you have general questions about the internship or the summer school, please contact our Internship Office.
It is possible to spend a semester abroad and still complete your degree program within the standard period of study. In fact, we encourage you to go abroad during your studies.
If you would like to have the courses and examinations you take at a university abroad recognized, please contact the program managers/
You can apply for leave of absence during your studies citing a valid reason (section 61 subsection 1 of the Act on Higher Education of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (LHG)). A valid reason for being granted an academic leave of absence is for example:
The application must be filed before the semester it corresponds to begins. Further information can be obtained from Student Services.
If you have any questions on disenrollment, please contact the Student Services team.
Disenrollment either happens
Please be aware that it may be favorable for you to remain enrolled until the semester ends, since this entitles you to a low-priced student health insurance plan, and your parents may continue to receive child benefit.
The University of Mannheim wants to support you in preparing and planning your career. As part of the pilot project STEP by STEP, we offer workshops and information events to prepare you for your entry into the German labor market.
Any questions? We're happy to help you!
The Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) administers doctoral programs in Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology in close collaboration with the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim.
For doctoral studies at a chair of the School of Social Sciences (outside a structured program), please contact: