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University of Mannheim


Political Science

Subjects: Political Science,Politics

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
169 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
6,750 EUR
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The master's program in Political Science at the School of Social Sciences offers a unique chance to study in an international setting at a top-tier university. This two-year, research-focused program leverages the School's expertise in empirical-analytical approaches, with a strong emphasis on quantitative methods and comparative research. Students can delve into areas like comparative politics, international politics, political economy, European societies and politics, and formal and quantitative methods. All courses are conducted in English. Mannheim consistently ranks as Germany's leading university for Political Science, according to the QS World Ranking, the Times Higher Education Ranking (THE), and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking).

Program Information

Study Location Mannheim
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester 6,750 EUR
Cost per Semester 169 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Start Winter

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Application Requirements

Language Requirements

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Cambridge (CAE) No information

Good level of English. The following proof of language proficiency is accepted: a university entrance qualification from a school with English as the language of instruction, completion of a degree in a program of study taught to at least 90 ECTS in English, test results, such as TOEFL iBT (90 points) and PBT (577 points) or IELTS (6.5 points). Please find more specific information in the guide to applying for admission to a master's program.

Qualification Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Political Science or a degree in a related field, which was completed with a grade of at least “good” (German grade equivalent: 2.5 or better).Proof of good performance in the area of methods of empirical social research, data analysis and statistics as indicated through previous course grades of classes in this area (German grade equivalent of 2.5 or better). Basic working knowledge in data analysis software (e.g., R, Stata, SPSS) is an asset. Good performance in previous courses in this area is a prerequisite and will be assessed in the following way: The admissions committee looks at each transcript of records individually and evaluates a student's performance on the basis of graded courses taken in this area. If the average grade of all courses in this area corresponds to a German grade of 2.5 or better, you fulfil this requirement. You may submit also for each course in this area a syllabus or an official course description such as a course catalog that documents that the content of this class actually fits the area of methods of empirical social research, data analysis and statistics.

Document Requirements

University Entrance Qualification (not mandatory for applicants to Master's Programs) We strongly advise international applicants with international university entrance qualifications to obtain further relevant information here. Bachelor (Master – if applicable) Certificate of enrollment (only for German Universities) Bachelor and Master Curriculum Vitae / CV Please upload a most recent Curriculum Vitae / CVin tabular form Bachelor and Master Motivation letter International applicants (non EU/EWR) who wish to apply for a Bachelor’s Program are required to submit a Motivation letter Bachelor Transcript of Records (including grading system and current grade), Degree Certificates if available APS Certificate (only if you have acquired your qualification in China, India or Vietnam) Master (Bachelor – if applicable) In addition Transcript of Records of former master's program Master (especially in an application for an advanced semester) Transcript of Records of former bachelor's program Bachelor (especially in an application for an advanced semester) Certificate of Non-Objection Only required if you are enrolled at a German Higher Education Institution Bachelor and Master Language Certificates/Proof of semester abroad Depending on the study program language proficiency is required (see Selection Statues). Bachelor and Master Hardship Exemptions Connected to a location in the public’s interest Provided that you would like to submit an application. Bachelor and Master Proof of extracurricular activities Bachelor and Master Module Catalog

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Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Restricted
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