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The BA History course with a focus on modernity combines basic training in history (compulsory subjects Modern History and History of Technology, elective subjects Ancient History and Medieval History) with a focus on events on the history of modernity (from around 1800).

Mentor system: All students are assigned a mentor at the start of their studies, with whom mandatory interviews are to be held in the first two semesters.




The professional fields of activity for graduates of history are widely spread. There are mainly employment opportunities at universities and institutes or in historical teaching and research. Activities in archives or in the cultural sector, for example in exhibition planning or in art and culture management, are also obvious.

There may also be jobs in school or specialist book editorial offices, in publishing houses (e.g. editing), in radio, television and newspaper editorial offices, in PR and advertising agencies, in libraries and archives, in international organizations and in the cultural sector .

You can find some examples of professional careers for historians here .

In addition to studying, it is important to gain your own practical experience in relevant institutions at an early stage, to prove your general suitability for practice and to establish contacts. The prospect of a good position is increased by the willingness to move professionally, also abroad. A good command of the English language is particularly recommended if you have an international focus.

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