The master's degree in Art History at the University of Stuttgart promotes deepening and intensification of the knowledge acquired in the Bachelor's degree in European art history from the early Middle Ages to the present day and international modernity. It imparts the ability to independently acquire new topics and problem areas as well as to develop and work on one's own questions.

The intensive examination of originals in the context of excursions and exercises is of particular importance. Methodology and method criticism form the basis of a reflected approach to the objects and the specialist history. The exercises at museums and galleries as part of the specialization modules on museology pay attention to the particular density and diversity of the Stuttgart art landscape. In addition, the course enables methodical knowledge of subject-related subjects to be acquired, which not only sharpens the instruments of genuine professional skills such as description and classification, but also sharpens the ability to interpret interdisciplinary subjects.



  • Degree in a bachelor's degree program lasting at least six semesters (or an equivalent degree)
  • Degree in the respective course or a course with very similar content
  • Depending on the course, there may be additional requirements. The exact admission criteria can be found in the admission regulations

Admission with conditions

In the case of admission with conditions, you will be admitted, but you must catch up on certain examinations from the bachelor's degree before you register for the master's thesis. This can be the case, for example, if you completed your bachelor's degree at another university or a university of applied sciences and did not take seminars or modules there that you need for the master’s degree at the University of Stuttgart. The final decision as to whether your professional aptitude is recognized as sufficient is made by the admissions committee .

Graduated from a university of applied sciences

A degree from a university of applied sciences (formerly a university of applied sciences) or the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University basically entitles you to study for a master’s degree at a university, according to the State University Act.

Admission restriction (NC)

In master’s courses in which the number of study places is limited (Numerus Clausus (NC)), ranking lists are created for the allocation of study places based on the criteria that are a prerequisite for admission to the master’s course. The admission regulations for the relevant master’s degree program regulate further details.

Course-specific features

Apart from the admission with conditions, there are other variants of admission depending on the subject


Language requirements

Proof of the Latinum or university-tested knowledge of Latin



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