The Bachelor of Arts degree program in the form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in subjects X and Y combines two equally important subject areas.

The history pillar includes ancient history, medieval history, modern / recent history, history of technology. Interdisciplinary key skills can be acquired in the optional area.

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in the form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in subjects X and Y combines two equally weighted different subject pillars, of which at least one must be chosen from the range of subjects in Faculty 02 Social and History.

Selectable subjects for the first subject pillar :

Digital philology; German Studies; History; Musical culture; Philosophy; Political science; Sociology.

Selectable subjects for the second subject pillar :

Digital philology; German Studies; History; Computer science; Musical culture; Philosophy; Political science; Sociology; Sports science; Economics.

A disciplinary specialization is only required as part of the Master of Arts




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 . It can also play a role which second sub-subject the students in the Joint Bachelor of Arts have chosen. With additional business qualifications, they can, for example, work in commercial enterprises (e.g. in sales and marketing or in human resources).

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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