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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften at the Uni Mannheim

Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 560

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 83.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 78.8 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment


Third party funds per academic 123.9 T€
Research reputation

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 1.9
Research orientation 1.7
Support for stays abroad 1.5
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 1.8

Degree courses with details

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 73
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    At the Department of Political Science in Mannheim, students are trained by internationally leading scholars and benefit from a very good supervision ratio. In particular, the high quality of the internationally oriented research infrastructure and the excellent study environment should be emphasized. Seminars take place in small groups and there are additional tutorials. Furthermore, students receive excellent training in quantitative methods of social research and are advised by a professional student service.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Trinity College Dublin, Irland; Sciences Politiques Paris, Frankreich; University of Essex, Großbritannien; Université Laval, Kanada; University of Bergen, Norwegen; University of Seoul, Südkorea; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Niederlande; Universität Lund, Schweden; Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spanien; New York University, USA
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The research in Mannheim is characterised by the following main topics: Political psychology; political sociology; political communication; social media; political systems; electoral behaviour; participation and representation; theories of negotiation, choice and delegation; European politics and integration; EU decision-making; conflict studies; human rights; quantitative and qualitative methods; political economy. The research is complemented and supported by the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research and the Collaborative Research Centre 884 "Political Economy of Reforms".
  • Support for founders
    The University of Mannheim offers a very good environment for students who are interested in starting a business. The subject Business Administration is very broad and explicitly covers business start-ups. In addition, the Institute for SME Research conducts research on the topic of business start-ups and offers advice on business start-ups. In addition, there are several student initiatives that deal with the topic of business start-ups.
  • Other special features
    Particularly noteworthy are the services for students in the subject of Political Science: professional course management and subject-specific advising, international coordinators, departmental placement office (support and guidance for those seeking placements and starting a career in Germany and abroad as well as on application documents); inclusion of BA and MA students in ongoing research projects; modern infrastructure and premises
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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