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The programme is taught in German. For enrolment and successful studies, you need knowledge of German at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for most undergraduate study programmes, and at least level C1 for some undergraduate study programmes. If you have any questions concerning your intended Bachelor study programme, the Student Advisory Service and Subject Advisory Service are available to you.

Please clarify the entry and residence regulations that apply to your nationality in advance with the authorities in charge (e.g. German embassies or consulates).

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Subject Advisory Service

Roland Schnabel
Room KR10/01.04
Am Kranen 10
D-96047 Bamberg
Phone: +49 951 863-2457
E-Mail: fachstudienberatung.hist[at]

Studying History in Bamberg

Have you always wanted to know how our modern societies have developed?

The Bachelor's degree programme in History offers you the history from antiquity to the present day in a variety of ways. The chairs of Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary History, Modern and Contemporary History. The History of Economics and History of Innovation, Didactics of History and Basic and the basic historical sciences set thematic focal points. Spatial orientation is provided by regional history, which is a cross-sectional task of the chairs and the Institute for Franconian Regional History in Thurnau.

Cross-epochal, comparative and interdisciplinary work links the individual interdisciplinary work links the individual fields of and builds bridges to neighbouring disciplines. Cooperations with institutions abroad and in the region complement the offers.

Structure of the Bachelor's Degree

In the introductory module, you practise basic skills for independent academic work. The basic modules in the four epochal sub-subjects introduce the subject-specific working methods and topics, the advanced modules deepen the acquired overview knowledge.

In addition to the individual composition of the modules, the compulsory elective area offers the possibility of interest-based specialisation. Excursions and internships in the supplementary area make what has been learned in a clear and practical way.

History can be studied in Bamberg as a core subject (150 ECTS points), major subject (75 ECTS points) or as a minor subject (30/45 ECTS points).

Good Reasons to Study with Us

The world heritage city of Bamberg is an ideal place for a stimulating study of history. The evidence of a history of the city as well as three archives with rich offer students numerous incentives to deepen their students numerous incentives to deepen their historical knowledge. International excursions and stays abroad complement the the strengths on site.

Interdisciplinary cooperation such as the Centre for interdisciplinary thinking and research.

The excellent relationship between students and lecturers allows for individual support during studies and in the transition to professional life.

Your Career Prospects

Academically trained historians have a good eye for analysing individual cases and at the same time a sound understanding of complex contexts. A degree in history opens up a variety of career paths.

Classic occupational fields can be found at universities, in archives, museums, in library services or in publishing. Additional qualifications acquired through internships and/or stays abroad broaden the spectrum of career paths. The Bachelor's degree programme in History is designed to be compatible with the teacher training programme. A change between the two courses and the acquisition of the Bachelor's degree in addition to the state examination are therefore in addition to the state examination are therefore possible.

The University of Bamberg also offers the possibility of completing a master's degree in history.

Your Qualifications

In addition to the necessary general university entrance qualification, you should also have a secure knowledge of English and another modern language or knowledge of Latin for successful studies. You also have ...

  • interest in detailed detective work
  • enjoy analytical thinking
  • interest in learning foreign languages (Latin, modern foreign languages)
  • curiosity about dealing with a wide range of historical sources
  • willingness to get to know possible fields of work through internships, ...

then we would like to welcome you to the Bachelor's degree programme in History at the University of Bamberg.

Prospective students who have a foreign nationality and a foreign university entrance qualification must apply to the International Office for a Bachelor's degree programme at the University of Bamberg. There, it is checked whether the required higher education entrance qualification and the required German language skills are available.

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