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Full time October, April MA 4 semesters (2 years)

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About the programme

The research-focused Master's programme in History imparts theory and research methods, enabling you to apply scientific principles to historical topics.
You will learn to tackle complex issues and reconstruct historical developments and events by cross-referencing source material.
Most history programmes tend to focus on the major historical periods; the M.A. History at the University of Passau additionally includes subjects from closely related disciplines.
The programme is designed to allow you to actively shape your study path by selecting two focus modules to suit your personal interests and career plans.


– A combination of conventional history course content and a choice of major epochs, subjects and regional disciplines, with the possibility to include

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Entry Requirements

A first history degree with a result of 2.5 or better according to the German marking system or ranked among the best 25% of your cohort. A minimum of four weeks' documented work experience in an occupational area in which historians are typically employed, e.g. in archives, libraries, museums, adult education, the mass media, the tourism industry or in political organisations. Language requirements (CEFR): German (C1), English (B2/C1), Latin (B2) or an East-European language (B2), another European language (B2). Please see course description for more details on the language requirements.


84.50 euros per semester (student services contribution and bus pass fee)

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