The master’s program "History of International Politics (MAGIP)" is a research-oriented, four-semester course. From a historical perspective, he looks at international politics and researches actors, interactions as well as ideas and implementation of international orders. In terms of time, it covers modern history from approx. 1500 to the present.

The course teaches approaches, theories and methods of historical studies and related disciplines that are suitable for the historical analysis of international politics. In addition to the empirical content - the history of international politics - theoretical-methodological training is a core concern of the course. At the end, the academic title Master of Arts (MA) in the humanities and social sciences is awarded.


The master's degree in "History of International Politics" is divided into the study areas "Actors, Structures and Processes", "Theories and Methods", "Import Area" and "Final Area".

On the one hand, the students should be taught historical contents of international politics. On the other hand, they should learn specific analytical tools that allow them to understand the rules, mechanisms and complexities of international politics.


Graduates of the master's degree in "History of International Politics" will be suitable applicants in internationally active companies, organizations, NGOs and cultural institutions as well as in the media (public relations, journalism), in associations, in publishing, in politics and administration as well as in the traditional professional fields for historians in science (universities, research institutions), museums (exhibitions), libraries, archives and specialist editorial offices.




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.

At least 24 credit points in the field of historical disciplines and the associated basic or auxiliary sciences must be proven.

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
  • English must be proven at level B2 , the second at level B1 . The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??applies.


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