Full time October, April MA 4 semesters (2 years)
History & Archaeology (19)

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Are you fascinated by history and eager to delve into the past with scientific rigour? Look no further than our M.A. in Historical Sciences. This research-led programme equips you with the skills to analyse historical topics and reconstruct historical processes. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, you'll gain valuable soft skills like problem-solving, research, and presentation abilities. Tailor your studies by choosing two focus modules that align with your interests and career goals. With a wide range of module options, including Ancient History, Art History, and Digital History, you'll have the opportunity to create a unique specialisation. Join us and unlock exciting career prospects in academia, research, journalism, and more.

About the course

Studying this research-led master's programme in historical sciences, you will learn to examine historical topics with scientific rigour. You will learn to reconstruct and cross-reference historical processes and developments from the source material. Furthermore, in addition to gaining discipline-specific knowledge, you will acquire soft skills such as the ability to tackle complex issues and carry out research projects as well as team organisation skills and presentation skills. The programme gives you the opportunity to actively shape your academic training by selecting two focus modules to suit your personal interests and career plans.

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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.


104 euros per semester (student services contribution)

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Where is University of Passau
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