Faculty of PhilosophyHistory – Master

Historical science captures, analyses and interprets human livingworlds in their temporal change and asks about the causes and conditions of historical development.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Arts
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions151.05 € / Semester
Application procedureConsecutive master’s programmes with access restriction
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes
May be studied as a minor subjectYes

Course Content

The Master’s degree programme in History enhances and consolidates the methodological and subject-specific knowledge and skills acquired during the BA programme. This degree programme emphasizes research-oriented study and a broad interdisciplinary approach and combines traditional competencies in History studies with skills in new cultural and instructional techniques. Students learn how to conduct scientific-historical research on their own based on critical assessment of information and also learn how to work independently in areas that require skills in information science or cultural science. 

Course Structure

The Master’s degree programme in History requires students to choose two fields, of which one shall be the specialisation, from all periods, regions and subject areas covered in the BA programme. Further, they are expected to gain in-depth knowledge of the fields in intensive, methodological and research modules. The programme culminates in the completion of the Master's thesis in the 4th academic semester.