History (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


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


Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

History (B.A.)

History / Histoire (B.A.)


Department of History


Faculty 07: History and Cultural Studies


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

Subject Matter

History deals with the past of mankind, distinguishing between "prehistory" and "history" proper, i.e. the time for which written sources are available. On the basis of studies on individuals or social groups in their political, social, cultural, religious, geographical and economic spheres, historians strive to understand the basic patterns of human action. By investigating the past, they hope to derive criteria for assessing the present. Every generation poses its own questions to history and, accordingly, gets different answers.

Master entrance requirements

You can find information about the entrance requirements on the corresponding German website:
Geschichte (M.A.)



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