The focus of this programme is in-depth work on specific historical topics from antiquity to the present age on the basis of modern research findings and independent work with historical sources. For example, parameters that enable us to interpret the vestiges and repercussions of historical events in our immediate and wider environment and to place occurrences and facts within a wider historical context are examined. These parameters include politics, society, the economy, culture, ideas and mentalities.

The master’s degree programme in History is usually the continuation of a bachelor’s degree in the field of history or cultural studies/the humanities, but it is also open to other applicants.
Requirements and application



Programme abstract

Final Examination

Master’s Examination (accompanying the programme)


Master of Arts

ECTS Points


Standard Programme Duration

4 semesters

Programme Start

Winter or summer semester


Application required

Type of Studies

Full time and part-time possible