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Doctorate and Habilitation

You can pursue a doctorate in all of the subjects available at the School of Social Sciences. It is possible to obtain your doctoral degree either through a structured doctoral program or through individual study at a chair. If you already have a doctoral degree, you can also take the next step in you academic career and pursue habilitation at our School.

Structured doctoral programs

Doctoral studies at a chair

If you are interested in pursuing a doctorate outside a structured doctoral program, please contact the respective professor of Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology who could potentially supervise your dissertation project.

Doctoral Studies in Mannheim

Have you already started your doctorate? Or, are you thinking about pursuing a doctorate? With coaching sessions, writing workshops, breakfasts for junior researchers, and much more – the University of Mannheim can advise and support you in all phases of your doctoral studies. You can find further information on the “Doctoral Studies in Mannheim” website.

Good to know

Article-based dissertation
You have already started your doctorate and would like to know what you need for an article-based dissertation? Together with the Mannheim University Library, the School’s council of doctoral candidates has compiled a presentation on this topic, which is only available in German.

Council of doctoral candidates
The council of doctoral candidates of the School of Social Sciences represents the interests of all doctoral candidates at the School.

Ombudspersons at the University of Mannheim mediate between doctoral candidates and their supervisors if disagreements arise. Find out more about good research practice at the University of Mannheim.

Doctorate-related documents

Contact for information on doctorates

Andrea Magin

Andrea Magin (she/her)

Office Clerk for doctoral procedures, Lectureships
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 408
68159 Mannheim

Contact for information on habilitation

Christiane Gerner, Dipl.-Verwaltungswirtin (FH)

Christiane Gerner, Dipl.-Verwaltungswirtin (FH) (she/her)

Dean's Office Administration; Selection procedures, Habilitations, School Council and Habilitation Committee, Professors
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
A5,6 Building A – Room A 407
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1996
Fax: +49 621 181-1997
Consultation hour(s):
Mon–Fry 08:30–13:30
Office hours:
Please contact me via e-mail currently.