The Department of History, history is first studied as a "double bachelor": that is, a second subject is studied next to history; exams in the 'optional studies' are mandatory, too. The MA degree can be accomplished through a "double" and a "single" masters. Students who want to achieve a „licence“ in France parallel to their studies in Germany are liable to take part in the Bochum-Tours program.
Next to these there are interdisciplinary MA programs in which the Department of History cooperates with other departments.
Individual courses (seminars and lectures) are combined into thematically linked modules. All the courses of the module must be successfully completed in order to pass the module.