Geschichte der internationalen Politik / History of International Relations (Master of Arts)
Program: Geschichte der internationalen Politik / History of International Relations
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
The Geschichte der internationalen Politik / History of International Relations master's program is a research-oriented, four-semester program. It examines international politics from a historical science perspective and explores actors, interactions and ideas and implementations of international systems. With respect to period, it deals with modern history, from approx. 1500 to the present.
The program conveys approaches, theories and methods of historical science and related disciplines, which appertain to the historical analysis of international politics. In addition to empirical content – the history of international politics – theoretical-methodological training forms a core focus of the program. The academic title of Master of Arts (M.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences is awarded upon completion.
The Geschichte der internationalen Politik / History of International Relations master's program is divided into the study areas of "Actors, Structures and Processes," "Theories and Methods," "Import Area" and "Degree Area."
Students learn historical content from international politics, on the one hand. On the other, they learn about specific analytical instruments that enable them to understand the rules, mechanisms and complexities of international politics.
Successful graduates of the “Geschichte der internationalen Politik / History of International Relations" master's program become suitable applicants for internationally operating companies, organizations, NGOs and cultural institutions, as well as in the media (public relations, journalism), in associations, in publishing, in politics and administration and in the traditional professional fields for historians in academia (universities, research institutes), museums, (exhibitions), libraries, archives and editorial staffs.
Required university degree
Degree from a subject-relevant bachelor's program in one of the following fields:
- Historical Sciences
- Political Science
- Legal Studies
- Social Sciences
- Comparative Cultural and Religious Studies
- Economic Sciences
or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university diploma.
At least 24 credit points in the area of historical disciplines and the related fundamental and ancillary studies must be certified. In this case, the program can be extended accordingly.
The Examination Board may combine the admission with the requirement that additional study achievements and / or examinations of at most to 30 CP. In this case, the program can be extended accordingly.
Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission German Skills:
Other language Skills:
- English at Level B2 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe" and
- an additional foreign language at Level B1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages."
Latin skills within the scope of the Latinum can be considered an additional foreign language.
Admission Mode Direct admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements.
Please note that due to the current health situation related to the corona virus, all personal consultation hours are unfortunately cancelled until further notice.
Technical questions about your application
Content-related questions about the program
Dr. Florian Krüpe
Departmental Coordinator for Study and Examination Organization
Phone: +49 6421/28 24903
Fax: +49 6421/28 24904
Office hours: Tuesdays 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central European Time) and by arrangement
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