Geschichte / History (Master of Arts)
Program: Geschichte / History
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
The objective of the modularized, four semester Geschichte / History Master's program is to expand historical knowledge in various fields of historical studies, non-exclusive, major topic immersion in a historical epoch and to perfect the application of scientific methods and discipline-specific working methods.
Your personal, epoch-based major topic can be in:
- Ancient history
- Medieval history,
- Recent and modern history or
- Economic and social history.
You are not limited to any one professional field following successful completion of your Geschichte / History Master's program. Utilize your potential and open up employment opportunities with the competencies, skills and experiences you have acquired.
A selection of (classical) fields of employment:
- (Historical) museums
- Foundations and publishing
- Journalism and media
- History marketing
- Application-based IT
The Marburg Geschichte / History Master's program has a decidedly research-oriented focus and also prepares you for a scholarly career path. Such an academic career path requires a doctorate following the master's degree.
Required university degree
Degree from a subject-relevant bachelor's program in the field of Historical, Social, Linguistic, Cultural, Legal or Economic Studies, Theology 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.
The examination board can make admission contingent on additional academic performances and/or examination performances of 30 CP at maximum being produced. In this case, the program can be extended accordingly.
Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission
Other language Skills:
Skills in two foreign languages at Level B1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages." Latin skills within the scope of the Latinum and Greek skills within the scope of the Graecum can be considered foreign languages.
Functional Latin skills are defined as module prerequisites in some modules. Functional Latin skills enable the understanding of Latin texts using a dictionary, the verification of existing translations and subsequent interpretation of texts and content. They are certified by a corresponding endorsement of Latin skills within the scope of the so-called "Minor Latinum" or "(Major) Latinum" in the final grade certificate, a successfully passed examination following a source exercise of the Department of History and Cultural Studies which is explicitly identified for this purpose, or by a successfully passed examination carried out by the Department of Classical Philology following the Latin courses I and II. Comparable certification is acknowledged upon request.
Admission Mode Eligibility assessment process
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
Formal questions about your application
In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at firstname.lastname@example.org.