Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

MA Research Training Program

Welcome to the webpage of the MA Research Training Program in Social Sciences (MA RTP) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

The MA RTP is a one-year program particularly suited for research-focused students who are interested in subsequently completing a PhD in Germany. It is taught at the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. During the two semesters, the MA RTP offers a deeper understanding of theory, contemporary research methods and debates within the social and political sciences. Students have the possibility to select courses most suitable to their own academic needs and objectives and will receive intensive supervision and counselling during the process of developing their individual profile. In addition, the program aims to help students to adjust easily to academic life in Germany, and provides help in getting access to language classes.

For more detailed information about the program please visit the following sections:

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
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Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
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10117 Berlin