The subject of history in the Master of Education course is devoted to the methodical research of historical events, people, objects, structures and processes and familiarizes with questions, methods, theories and approaches of historical research. On the one hand, the students acquire specialist knowledge about central aspects of the three great historical epochs of antiquity, the Middle Ages and the modern age and, on the other hand, they learn methodological and theoretical skills in dealing with the relics of the past. The focus is on dealing with historical sources, which are checked for authenticity and whose significance the students analyze and interpret.

While the focus of the Bachelor’s program is on the two specialist subjects, the Master of Education’s focus is more on educational sciences and subject didactics. The modules of subject didactics convey the ability to transform subject-specific questions and research results into objects of historical learning in a way that is appropriate for the target group. The starting point are characteristic topics of school lesson series, on the basis of which the students get to know the overarching principles of dealing with historical objects. On this basis, approaches and methods of historical learning and teaching as well as their practical implementation in history lessons are discussed.

Two subjects are studied in the teaching post for grammar schools and comprehensive schools. In addition to history, the students also take a second subject and educational sciences. The practical semester is a central component of the course.

Entry Requirement

  • Examination regulations (legally binding information)
  • University degree (domestic or foreign) in a relevant subject
  • German language skills (language level GeR C2)
  • Other language skills: Two foreign languages ??(modern foreign languages ??at language level GeR A2 or Latinum or Graecum) Latin skills at the level of the small Latinum compulsory
  • Specific modules: 67 ECTS each in the scientific / subject didactic modules of the chosen subjects (including 3 ECTS each in subject didactics) | 24 ECTS in educational sciences (including 3 ECTS on the subject of inclusion; aptitude and orientation internship as well as professional field internship) | Bachelor thesis 7 ECTS
  • 9 weeks internship, 25 days of which at school

Career Prospects


  • Teaching in schools
  • You can find further possible occupational fields under the History course (MA) 


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