History/Histoire – Focus on Ancient History / Histoire ancienne (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Arts (M.A.) / Master Recherche

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

It is recommended that students begin their studies in the winter semester.

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


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

Additional application via the Dijonbüro

Applicants with foreign certificates:Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Winter semester: until March 31 at the Dijonbüro and April 1 - September 1 at the Student Office
(International applicants: Please contact the International Admission Office first)

Summer semester: until September 30 at the Dijonbüro and October 1 - March 1 at the Student Office
(International applicants: please contact the International Admission Office first)

Required Bachelor's degree:

History / Histoire (B.A.)

History (B.A.)




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

The integrated master's program History/Histoire with a focus on Ancient History/ Histoire ancienne of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Université de Bourgogne, France, aims to provide students with theoretical and methodological expertise, with knowledge of historical developments as well as with the ability to explain them. At the same time, relevant practical skills for the discipline will be acquired and applied.

The German-French curriculum offers a broad education covering different eras and historical spaces with a special focus on Europe and the Mediterranean region. The students choose ancient history as the focus of their studies. Regional and national perspectives and international and world-historical points of views are equally important.

Especially in the subject of history, the national points of views complement each other perfectly and contribute to a fruitful reflection on the respective interpretations and the development of a common perspective on history in research.

Entrance requirements

You can find information about the Master entrance requirements on the corresponding German website:
Alte Geschichte / Histoire ancienne (M.A.)


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

The Academic Advisory 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).