Master’s Degree Programmes

A summary of accredited degree programmes at the University of Bamberg is available here.

Master’s degree programmes can be pursued following the successful completion of a university degree. Standard programme durations range from two to four semesters. For several master’s degree programmes, an extension of the programme duration is possible in cases where students are pursuing career-integrated studies.

Following successful completion of the master’s curriculum, students receive one of the following master’s degrees: the “Master of Arts” (M.A.), the “Master of Education” (M.Ed.) or the “Master of Science” (M.Sc.).

Please be aware that prospective students must apply for admission prior to enrolling in a master’s degree programme. The necessary online application form, including application deadlines, is available on the Office of the Academic Registrar’s Master’s Degree Application website. Additional formalities are also required for admission to certain master’s degree programmes. This particularly applies to degree programmes that conduct an aptitude evaluation process.

The University of Bamberg’s Master’s Degree Programmes at a Glance

Please note: Authoritative information concerning admissions requirements (e.g. prior knowledge, practical experience and language proficiency) is provided in each programme’s examination and study regulations.

Degree Programmesadmission requirement(s) / prerequisitesstart
Angewandte Informatik
(Applied Computer Science)
admission up to 2,7WS/SS
Arabistik (Arabic Studies)noneWS/SS
Archäologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (Medieval and Post Medieval Archaeology)admission up to 2,5 or 30 % of the best graduatesWS/SS
Archäologie der Römischen Provinzen
(Archaeology of the Roman Provinces)
admission up to 2,5 or 30 % of the best graduatesWS/SS
Berufliche Bildung/Fachrichtung Sozialpädagogik
(Vocational Education/Social Pedagogy and Social Services)
admission up to 3,0WS/SS
Betriebswirtschaftslehre
(Business Administration)
aptitude assessmentWS/SS
Computing in the Humanitiesadmission up to 2,5; aptitude assessmentWS/SS
Denkmalpflege (Heritage Conservation)noneWS
Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft
(German Linguistics)
admission up to 2,5WS/SS
Digitale Denkmaltechnologien (Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation)admission up to 2,5WS
Empirische Bildungsforschung
(Empirical Educational Research)
admission up to 2,5WS

English and American Studies
in English

noneWS/SS
Erwachsenenbildung/Weiterbildung
(Adult and Further Education)
admission up to 2,5WS/SS
Ethik im öffentlichen Raum
(Public Ethics)
admission up to 2,5WS/SS
Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft
(Educational Science)
admission up to 2,5WS/SS
Europäische Ethnologie
(European Ethnology)
admission up to 2,5WS/SS
European Economic Studiesadmission up to 2,5WS/SS
Finance & Accountingaptitude assessmentWS/SS

General Linguistics
in English

admission up to 2,5WS/SS
Germanistik
(German Language, Literatures and Cultures)
admission up to 2,5 or 50 % of the best graduatesWS/SS
Geschichte
(History)
admission up to 2,5 or 50 % of the best graduatesWS/SS
Historische Geographie
(Historical Geography)
admission up to 3,0WS/SS
Interdisziplinäre Mittelalterstudien
(Medieval Studies)
noneWS/SS
International Information Systems Managementadmission up to 2,7WS/SS
International Software Systems Science
in English
admission up to 2,7WS/SS
Internationale Betriebswirtschaftslehre

(International Business Administration)

aptitude assessmentWS/SS
Iranistik: Sprache, Geschichte, Kultur
(Iranian Studies: language, history, culture)
noneWS/SS
Islamische Kunstgeschichte und Archäologie
(Islamic Art and Archaeology)
admission up to 2,5 or 30 % of the best graduatesWS/SS
Islamwissenschaft
(Islamic Studies)
noneWS/SS
Joint Master's Degree Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit
(Joint Master's Degree Medieval and Early Modern German Studies)
noneWS/SS
Klassische Philologie
(Greek and Latin Studies)
admission up to 2,5WS/SS
Kommunikationswissenschaft
(Communication Science)
admission up to 2,2WS/SS
Kulturwissenschaften des Vorderen Orients
(Elite-Masterstudiengang)
(Cultural Studies of the Middle East)
(Elite master program)
admission up to 1,9;
2,0 - 2,5 aptitude assessment
WS/SS
Kunstgeschichte 
(Art History)
admission up to 2,5 or 30 % of the best graduatesWS/SS
Literatur und Medien
(Literary and Media Studies)
admission up to 2,5 or 50 % of the best graduatesWS/SS
Neuere deutsche Literatur: Geschichte – Gegenwart – Vermittlung
(Modern German Literature: History, Present, Mediation)
admission up to 2,5 or 50 % of the best graduatesWS/SS
Philosophie
(Philosophy)
admission up to 2,5WS/SS
Politikwissenschaft
(Political Science)
admission up to 2,5;
til 3,0 under certain conditions
WS/SS
Psychologie
(Psychology)
admission up to 1,19;
1,2 - 3,0: aptitude assessment
WS/SS
Religionen verstehen
(Religious Literacy)
noneWS/SS
Romanistik
(Romance Studies)
admission up to 2,5 or 30 % of the best graduatesWS/SS
Slavistik
(Slavic Studies)
noneWS/SS
Sozial- und Bevölkerungsgeographie
(Social and Population Geography)
admission up to 3,0WS/SS
Soziologie
(Sociology)
admission up to 2,5WS/SS
Survey-Statistikadmission up to 2,5WS/SS
Turkologie
(Turkish Studies)
noneWS/SS
Ur- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie
(Prehistoric Archaeology)
admission up to 2,5 or 30 % of the best graduatesWS/SS
Virtueller Weiterbildungsstudiengang Wirtschaftsinformatik
(Internet-based further education programme in Information Systems)
admission up to 3,0WS/SS
Weiterbildungsstudiengang "Educational Quality in Developing Countries"
englischsprachig
(Continuing Education Master: Educational Quality in Developing Countries)
in English
special admission requirementsWS
Wirtschaftsinformatik
(Information Systems)
admission up to 2,7WS/SS
Wirtschaftspädagogik
(Education in Business)
aptitude assessmentWS/SS
Wirtschaftspädagogik/Wirtschaftsinformatik
(Education in Business and Information Systems)
admission up to 2,7WS/SS