Composition of the M.A.-Programs

The basic idea of the M.A.-programs is focussing on certain historical periods. It is possible to focus on ancient, medieval or modern history in general, alternatively on early modern history or on the history of the 19th or 20th century. It is possible as well to specify regionally or systematically. All master programs extend to 4 semesters. The last semester is reserved for writing down the master's thesis and taking oral and written exams.

Master in two disciplines

In this model where history is studied parallel to a second discipline, 4 modules in all have to be studied. They have to focus on two different historical periods lined out above.

Master in one discipline

As you don't study a second discipline in this model next to history, three historical periods have to be chosen as focusses in this model. Breadth and intensity of study surpass the 2-discipline-master by far.

Master of Education (Teacher's Training Master)

The Master of Education program combines studying history with a second discipline and further educational studies. Each amounts to about a third of the workload in this program. It is geared to the training of teachers in for higher education in German schools.

Master Programme Public History

The last decades saw a rising interest in history in the wider public. This leads to both social responsibilities and the formation of new a research and professional field of the discipline of history. The Master of Public History takes account of this development, engaging with all the multiple manifestations of history in the public sphere.

Interdisciplinary master programs

The Department of History is involved in four interdisciplinary M.A. programs:

Medieval and Renaissance Studies: MARS
European Culture and Economy: ECUE
Gender Studies
Osteuropäische Studien mit Praxisbezug

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