Frequently, empirical studies in this Sociology programme from the Graduate School of Economics and Social Science (GESS) at the University of Mannheim, are also complemented with international comparisons and longitudinal studies. Extensive surveys, administrative data, experimental designs, and historical sources form the basis of empirical research.
Empirical-analytical research with a quantitative focus, methodological diversity as well as interdisciplinarity are the linchpins of research conducted within the department and the School of Social Sciences.
The School of Social Sciences closely collaborates with GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW).
- Research at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)
- Welfare state research, sociological theory, and economic and organizational sociology
- Research on methods of empirical social research
- Sociopsychological research
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Letter of motivation
- Writing sample
- Certificates and transcripts of grade
- TOEFL scores
- Any supplementary information you like to provide
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
- Doctoral candidates pay no tuition fees.
- Semester fees currently amount to €174
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