In light of current events, the historical dimensions of the economy become increasingly important. The master's degree in “European Economic and Social History” is dedicated to this development and combines the systematic approach of economics with the historical one of history. With high theoretical and analytical demands, it aims to convey economic and social development as well as interdependencies with politics, technology and institutions on the levels of actors, structures and processes.

In addition, however, a high proportion of practical work is possible - a six-month internship can be integrated into the course plan - which not only enables students to explore future professional fields, but also brings them into contact with potential employers.


The master's degree in European economic and social history provides knowledge of the economic and social upheavals in antiquity, the Middle Ages and modern times. You will not find this cross-epoch conception anywhere else. It can be studied in a research-oriented as well as practice-oriented manner and thus prepares for academic and application-related careers. This offers the valuable opportunity to do an internship semester in business, which is favored by the good contacts in the department. The range of courses and the flexible study conditions offer numerous opportunities for individual focus.


After successfully completing your master’s degree in European Economic and Social History, you will not find a fixed professional field. Use your potential and develop fields of activity based on your acquired competencies, skills and experience, according to your ideas and interests.

Possible classic and less classic fields of activity can be:

  • Archiving
  • (historical) museums
  • Foundation and publishing
  • Libraries
  • Journalism and media
  • History Marketing
  • tourism
  • application-related IT
  • Business consulting
  • Banking
  • Heir investigator



Proof of completion of a relevant bachelor's degree in one of the following areas:

  • History
  • Social science
  • Linguistics or cultural studies
  • Jurisprudence
  • Economics
  • theology

or proof of a comparable domestic or foreign professional university degree.

The prerequisite for an underlying bachelor's degree with a scope of 180 credit points is that proof of passed module examinations or sub-module exams to the extent of at least 80% of the credit points required for the bachelor's degree is provided.

The examination board can combine the admission with the condition that additional study achievements and / or examinations of a maximum of 12 credit points are achieved. In this case, the course can be extended accordingly.


  • Knowledge of two modern foreign languages, including English and French or Italian or Spanish or
  • Knowledge of English and functional knowledge of Latin
  • Modern foreign languages ??must be proven at level B1 . The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??applies.


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