Studying in mannheim

The Master in Political Science at the University of Mannheim attracts many students from all over the world as it is taught in English. But the international atmosphere isn’t the only thing that makes Mannheim unique – the Master’s programme stands out due to a multitude of other aspects as well.

Each year only small cohorts start their studies, which allows for good supervision and a pleasant learning environment in small classes. The course focuses on statistical training and is characterized thematically by a broad range of possibilities for specialization. The multiple Mannheim-based social research institutes (e.g. GESIS, MZES) provide a close link between teaching and hands-on research experience. On one hand, you will benefit from applied studies; on the other hand, there are many opportunities for students to apply their knowledge as research assistant or trainee.

If you are worried that Mannheim won’t be exciting enough and you are planning a semester abroad, you will be faced with the very hard decision of choosing from a variety of partner universities spread around the globe. And for that exact reason, courses in Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim lead the prestigious CHE rankings. Additionally, you will benefit from the dean’s office’s great supervision – key contact persons will help you quickly and efficiently if you have any questions concerning the program itself, a stay abroad or internship opportunities.

The main objectives of the Master’s programme are the students’ early independent development of empirical research and its publication. The Master in Political Science prepares its students primarily for research activities or doctoral studies.

Apart from the excellent study programme itself, Mannheim is also a great place for your studies due to its vibrant student life. You won’t have time to be bored between getting to know the wide range of fitness courses, discovering culture and music programmes, and dancing at the famous university parties that take place on Thursdays in an open-air part of the castle called Schneckenhof. You would like to do some volunteering in addition to your studies? Then the University of Mannheim is just the right place for you – you can choose between more than 50 initiatives, political university groups and, of course, the Student Representatives Council and find just the right thing for you.

All important information about the Master in Political Science can be found on the website of the faculty.


You’re wondering if the Political Science Master is right for you? Would you like to get to know the University of Mannheim and find out more?

Then get in touch with Marco, our university scout for  M.A. Political Science, who will be happy to show you around the campus and answer any open questions about your possible future course of study.