You can pursue a doctorate in all of the subjects available at the University of Mannheim. You can obtain your doctoral degree either through individual doctoral studies at a chair or through participation in a structured doctoral program. On average, 130 doctoral candidates from all over the world successfully complete their doctorates at the University of Mannheim each year.
Research colloquiums or doctoral seminars
Individual doctoral studies are the more traditional path to a doctorate in Germany. In this format, early-stage researchers are supervised directly at a chair. Ideas are exchanged with other doctoral candidates during research colloquiums or doctoral seminars.
Structured doctoral programs
Structured doctoral programs are available at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), which was formerly funded by the Excellence Initiative, as well as within the context of the two research training groups “Statistical Modeling of Complex Systems and Processes” and “Statistical Modeling in Psychology”. Doctoral students at the School of Humanities can become members of the Research and Study Centre (RSC) and thus participate in teaching, research, and practice-related events specifically aimed at doctoral students.