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Geschichte / History (Master of Arts)

Program: Geschichte / History
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
Start: winter and summer semester

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.

Major topics

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:

  • Archiving
  • (Historical) museums
  • Foundations and publishing
  • Libraries
  • Journalism and media
  • History marketing
  • Tourism
  • 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.

  • Admission requirements

    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 12 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

    German Skills:
    DSH 2

    Other language Skills:

    • Skills in two foreign modern languages at Level B1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages", including English and optionally French, Italien or Spanish or
    • English at Level Level B1 and Latin skills within the scope of the Latinum.

    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
  • Who can answer questions?

    Technical questions about your application


    Content-related questions about the program

    Dr. Florian Krüpe
    Departmental Coordinator for Study and Examination Organization
    Wilhelm-Röpke-Str. 6
    Room 04C03
    35032 Marburg
    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 .

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