Political Science, M.A. | University of Mannheim | Mannheim, Germany
24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The master's program in Political Science offered by the University of Mannheim provides students with the opportunity to study in an international environment at a renowned university.


Key Features

The Political Science program from University of Mannheim, with a duration of two years, is research oriented and builds on the School's strength in empirical-analytical approaches, particularly in quantitative methods and comparative research. Substantive areas of concentration include comparative politics, international politics, political economy, European societies and politics, and formal and quantitative methods. 

All classes are taught in English. Mannheim has repeatedly been rated as Germany's leading university for Political Science in Germany according to the QS World Ranking, the Times Higher Education Ranking (THE) and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Violence
  • Conflict and the Prospect for Peace
  • Democracy
  • Dictatorship and the International System
  • Exodus: Conflict, Migration and Refugees
  • Elections in Comparative Perspective
  • Comparative Government: Political Institutions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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).
  • Good level of English. 
  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • The semester fee for national/EU students is EUR 194.30.

Living costs for Mannheim

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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