Art History (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters

Start:

Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Deadlines: Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Art History (B.A.)

Homepage:

Department of Art History

Faculty:

Faculty 07: History and Cultural Studies

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The master’s program “Art History - Works of Art, Contexts, Discourses” at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz focuses on the scientific perspective of the subject. It reflects the different aspects of art history and equips the students with the specific methods of the subject. Depending on the individual combination of modules, students may specialize in Art History or Christian Archeology/Byzantine Art History. It is possible to complete a diploma supplement in the respective specialization.

Master entrance requirements

Admission requirement for the Master's degree program in "Art History: Works - Contexts - Discourses":
First university degree: Diploma certificate of the previous course of study

  • a Bachelor's degree program with a minimum standard period of study of six semesters at a university in Germany or abroad with at least 90 credit points in the Art History portion of the program or an equivalent degree with equivalent subject-related study and examination qualifications. If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed by the time of application, the applicant must provide proof of two third of the required subject-specific credit points by the end of the application deadline.
  • or a Bachelor's degree with a minimum standard period of study of six semesters at a university in Germany or abroad with at least 60 credit points in the Art History portion of the program or an equivalent degree with equivalent subject-related study and examination qualifications as well as passing a selection interview. In individual cases, additional achievements in art history may be required. If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed by the time of application, the applicant must provide proof of two third of the required subject-specific credit points by the end of the application deadline.

Admission requirement for the Master's degree program in "Art History: Works - Contexts - Discourses", if "Christian Archeology and Byzantine Art History" is selected as the focus are
First university degree: Diploma certificate of the previous course of study

  • a Bachelor's degree program with a minimum standard period of study of six semesters at a university in Germany or abroad with at least 50 credit points in those parts of the program dealing with "Christian Archeology and Byzantine Art History" or an equivalent diploma with equivalent subject-related study and examination qualifications. If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed by the time of application, the applicant must provide proof of two third of the required subject-specific credit points by the end of the application deadline.
  • or a Bachelor's degree with a minimum standard period of study of six semesters at a university in Germany or abroad with at least 32 credit points in those parts of the program dealing with "Christian Archeology and Byzantine Art History" or an equivalent diploma with equivalent subject-related study and examination qualifications as well as passing a selection interview. If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed by the time of application, the applicant must provide proof of two third of the required subject-specific credit points by the end of the application deadline. In individual cases, additional achievements in "Christian Archeology and Byzantine Art History" may be required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)" is required for foreign applicants from non-German-speaking countries.

Students must have basic passive knowledge of Ancient Greek for focus studies in 'Christian Archeology and Byzantine Art History'. Proof is not required for application. Proof of knowledge of Greek within the scope of the Graecum qualification either by a higher education entrance qualification certificate, state supplementary examination in accordance with the applicable version of the State Ordinance on Supplementary Examinations in Latin and Greek of July 13, 1993 (Law and Official Gazette, p. 191) or comparable achievement must be provided until registration for the examination module.

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).