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Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte / European Economic and Social History (Master of Arts)

Program: Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte / European Economic and Social History
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)

In consideration of current events, the historical dimensions of the economy are gaining ever-increasing importance. The Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte / European Economic and Social History master's program is dedicated to this development and connects the systematic approach to the economic sciences with the historical approach of historical studies. With a highly theoretical-analytical claim, it has the goal of imparting the economic and social development and interdependencies with politics, technology and institutions on the levels of actors, structures and processes.

Furthermore, however, a high level of practical content is also possible – a six-month internship can be integrated into the study program's plan – which enables students not only to explore future professional fields, but to also have contact with potential employers.

Major topics

The Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte / European Economic and Social History master's program imparts knowledge of economic and societal revolutions in antiquity, the Middle Ages and the modern period. You will not find this epoch-spanning concept anywhere else. It can be studied with both a research and practical orientation, thereby preparing you for both scholarly as well as application-based careers. There is the valuable option to perform an internship semester in the economy, which is supported by the department's excellent contacts. The range of courses and the flexible study conditions offer numerous possibilities for setting individual major topics.


Following successful completion of your Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte / European Economic and Social History master's program, you are not limited to any one professional field. Utilize your potential and open up employment opportunities that meet your expectations and interest using the competencies, skills and experiences you have acquired.

Possible classical and less classical professional fields can be:

  • Archiving
  • (Historical) museums
  • Foundations and publishing
  • Libraries
  • Journalism and media
  • History marketing
  • Tourism
  • Application-based IT
  • Management consulting
  • Banking
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    Required university degree

    Degree from a subject-relevant bachelor's program in the field of Historical, Social, Linguistic, Cultural, Legal or Economic Studies, 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.

    Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission German skills:
    DSH 2

    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 procedure and program-specific documents to be submitted Eligibility assessment process
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    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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