Studying in Mannheim

Since 2015, students have also been able to take a Bachelor and Master of Education in political science in Mannheim in combination with a further course of study. It lays the foundations for political science and you also attend courses in the educational sciences in order to be optimally prepared for the potential future teaching profession. 

The B.Ed. and M.Ed. are not as comprehensive as the Bachelor of Arts: After the basic modules, one of the three focal areas at the University of Mannheim (comparative government, political sociology and international relations) can be selected for the elective module. 

The political science course at the University of Mannheim is characterised by several aspects. The University of Mannheim is a smaller university with few courses of study and small classes in political science, which enables good supervision and a pleasant learning environment in small courses. We enjoy first-class statistical training that conveys knowledge that other universities do not focus on. Since there are several social research institutes in Mannheim, there is a close link to research and teaching. On the one hand, we benefit from practical studies and, on the other hand, there are many opportunities for students to apply their knowledge as assistants or interns. If you are planning a semester abroad, you will get your money’s worth in Mannheim and have to decide between partner universities all over the world. In addition, leading international political scientists teach at the university and ensure excellent quality. This is precisely why the social sciences at the University of Mannheim lead the prestigious CHE ranking. Apart from the professional advantages, we also benefit from good supervision by the dean’s office. There you will find contact persons for your study programme, stay abroad and internship opportunities to help you with words and deeds.

Besides studying, there is no shortage of studio life in Mannheim. From a wide range of sports, culture and music to fat university parties that take place every Thursday open-air in the Schneckenhof. Would you like to volunteer in addition to your studies? Then the University of Mannheim is the right place for you: You can choose between more than 50 initiatives, the political university groups and student representatives!

All important information about the Bachelor and Master of Education in Political Science can be found on the faculty’s website!

Please be aware that the courses requires a good knowledge in German since a good amount of the lectures will be held in German!


Do you wonder if a Political Science degree with a Bachelor or Master of Education is right for you? Would you like to get to know the University of Mannheim and find out more?

Then contact Maren, our university scout for political science, who will be happy to show you around the campus and answer any open questions about your possible future course of study. 

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“Hello, I am Maren and I am studying Political Science and German in the Bachelor of Education. Since the first semester I have been involved in the student council and would now like to devote myself to the interest of future students. No matter if your questions are about political science, about the development of my teacher training, about my second subject or about the University of Mannheim in general: I am happy to help you with words and deeds and look forward to your messages.”