The research-related Master of Arts in History predominantly consists of a compulsory elective area. It enables you to set specialization priorities, participate in current research projects and gain your own teaching experience through tutoring. The compulsory internship in a subject-relevant area also lays the foundation for a professional future after graduation through practical experience.

As part of a mentoring system , the students are personally accompanied and advised throughout their studies. Studying abroad is not mandatory, but is still recommended and can ideally be completed in the third semester.

An internship of at least six weeks for professional orientation is integrated into the course.



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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