Faculty of PhilosophyHistory – Bachelor 50%
Prospective Student Information Day at Heidelberg University – 17. November 2021
Facts & Formalities
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts|
|Type of programme||Undergraduate|
|Start of programme||Winter and summer semester|
|Standard period of study||6 semesters|
|Language(s) of instruction||German, English, in exceptional cases others|
|Fees and contributions||171.80 € / Semester|
|Application procedure||Subjects with no admission restrictions|
|Application deadlines||Information about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.|
|Teaching degree option||Yes|
The Bachelor’s degree programme in History is intended to convey basic scientific qualifications and a broad basic knowledge of the subject History. The programme is designed so that students gain an undergraduate degree which qualifies them to enter a profession. At the same time, they acquire the skills necessary to approach and solve historical research questions independently. To this end, the Bachelor’s degree programme is interdisciplinary, highly relevant to practice and strongly orientated towards research and cultural studies. It is designed to combine the skills traditionally taught in an academic History course with the skills required in new, and particularly in media-based fields of culture and communication. The focus of the BA programme in History is on ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary history including comparative national history, historical methodology, social and economic history, public history, American history, East European history, South Asian history and the history of the Jewish people. As an undergraduate programme, the degree programme therefore allows students to discover the broad spectrum of disciplines and methodologies associated with the subject.
The basic modules in the first three semesters as well as the intensive and extension modules of semesters 4 to 6 enable students to place individual emphases on particular periods, regions or subject areas. The Bachelor’s degree in History does not culminate in a final examination. Instead, students with History as a major subject complete a large-scale written final paper, the Bachelor’s thesis, in the 6th academic semester.