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Mannheim Master in Social Data Science

Extension of deadlines

  • In which cases can I request a deadline extension?

    The examination committee may decide to extend certain deadlines, provided there is a valid reason why you are unable to meet the deadline in question. This might include deadlines for

    • the preparation period for your final thesis
    • the limit to the maximum period of study

    As a rule, extensions will only be granted if you cannot be held accountable for missing the deadline in question. Valid reasons for missing a deadline might include:

    • a long period of illness
    • a permanent disability
    • family obligations

    For further details, please see the examination regulations for the Mannheim Master in Social Data Science program.

  • How can I request a deadline extension?

    Extension requests must be submitted to the examination committee in writing. Please make sure to indicate your address, student ID number and e-mail address in case we need to contact you for follow-up questions. We also ask you to state the semester in which you started your master's program so that we know straight away which examination regulations apply to you.

    The examination regulations stipulate that students need to resit any examinations they fail or did not take due to illness at the earliest opportunity. If this is the case, you will be automatically registered by Student Services (mandatory registration). Further information is provided by Student Services.

    Your request must include a detailed justification explaining why you should be granted an extension of the applicable deadline.

    Please make sure to attach any documents justifying your claim (if applicable to the individual case). Documents of this kind may include:

    • medical certificates
    • (birth) certificates
    • official letters from public authorities / agencies / institutions

    The examination committee will then consider your request and either grant or deny you the extension. You will receive an official notification outlining the reasons for the decision.


  • Degree plans and course schedules

    Note: More information will be uploaded during this semester.

    Students learn to collect, organize, and analyze large amounts of data using the appropriate tools and methods to answer questions related to Social Sciences. The master’s program comprises five major areas:

    • Fundamentals of Data Science (27 ECTS credits)
    • Data Science Methods (27 ECTS credits)
    • Advanced Data Science Methods (18–23 ECTS credits)
    • Data Science Applications (18–23 ECTS credits)
    • Master's Thesis (30 ECTS credits)

    This program of study is taught completely in English.

  • Examination regulations and module catalog

    TBA

    The module catalog 2024/2025 (and Appendix) gives an overview of the course and contents of the program.

    Please read the examination regulations of your program carefully.

  • Examination committee

    Student representative: 

    You can contact the examination committee via pruefungsausschuss.wimmail-uni-mannheim.de           

    Tasks of the central examination committee

    We are responsible for the following topics:

    • Advice on examination regulations
    • Advice on module changes
    • Advice in individual cases (such as extension of deadlines)
    • Approval of reasons for withdrawal or delay
    • Extension of examination deadlines
    • Serious cases of cheating and breaches of regulations
    • Determination of definitive failure with no option to re-sit
    • Identification of missed deadlines
    • Invalidity of examinations
    • Appeal procedure
    • Recognition of coursework and examinations
    • Semester recognition certificates for BAföG, form 5 according to § 48 BAföG (also for LAG WPO)
    Birgit Czanderle, M.A.

    Birgit Czanderle, M.A.

    Studien­erfolgskoordinatorin, Studien­coaching Wirtschafts­informatik und MMDS, Kontaktstelle zum Prüfungs­ausschuss
    Universität Mannheim
    Fakultät für Wirtschafts­informatik und Wirtschafts­mathematik
    B 6, 26
    Gebäudeteil B – Raum B 0.05
    68159 Mannheim
    Sprechstunde:
    nach Vereinbarung
  • Advisory service

    The student advisory (run by the study coach and program manager) is a combined offer for the Mannheim Master in Data Science program.  

     You can consult us in questions regarding:

    • the study program
    • the module catalog
    • the examination regulations
    • cases of hardship
    • questions about module changes
    • course contents
    • your degree plan (modules, tracks, thesis)

    You can contact the advisory service via studienberatung.wimmail-uni-mannheim.de.

    Birgit Czanderle, M.A.

    Birgit Czanderle, M.A.

    Studien­erfolgskoordinatorin, Studien­coaching Wirtschafts­informatik und MMDS, Kontaktstelle zum Prüfungs­ausschuss
    Universität Mannheim
    Fakultät für Wirtschafts­informatik und Wirtschafts­mathematik
    B 6, 26
    Gebäudeteil B – Raum B 0.05
    68159 Mannheim
    Sprechstunde:
    nach Vereinbarung
    Lisa Wessa, M.A.

    Lisa Wessa, M.A.

    Studien­gangs­management B.Sc. Wirtschafts­informatik, M.Sc.Wirtschafts­informatik und Mannheim Master in Data Science
    Universität Mannheim
    Fakultät für Wirtschafts­informatik und Wirtschafts­mathematik
    B 6, 26
    Gebäudeteil B – Raum B1.04
    68159 Mannheim
    Sprechstunde:
    Sie erreichen mich während meiner telefonischen Sprechstunde montags von 11:00 – 12:00 Uhr oder per E-Mail. Auch Online-Sprechstundentermine sind nach Vereinbarung möglich.
    Sanja Juric, M.A.

    Sanja Juric, M.A.

    Studien­gangs­management Lehr­amt Gymnasien, B.Sc. und M.Sc. Wirtschafts­mathematik, M.Sc. Mathematik
    Universität Mannheim
    Fakultät für Wirtschafts­informatik und Wirtschafts­mathematik
    B 6, 26
    Gebäudeteil B – Raum B 1.04
    68159 Mannheim
    Tel.: +49 621 181-2640
    Fax: + 49 621 181-2423
    E-Mail: juricmail-uni-mannheim.de
    Sprechstunde:
    nach Vereinbarung
    Kontakt zur Fakultät WIM

    Kontakt zur Fakultät WIM

    Universität Mannheim
    Fakultät für Wirtschafts­informatik und Wirtschafts­mathematik
    B 6,26
    68159 Mannheim
    Sprechstunde:
    nach Vereinbarung via E-Mail
  • Master's thesis

    Finding a supervisor and a topic for your master’s thesis requires early planning and initiative on your part. It is primarily your responsibility as a student to contact a chair that fits your study profile. This means that you need to contact several chairs or professors on your own initiative in order to find someone who will agree to supervise your master's thesis. It is the norm that students contact the chairs personally, and something we expect from students at our school. 

    Who can supervise my master's thesis?

    TBA