History with a Focus on Modern History (Bachelor of Arts)
(Geschichte mit Schwerpunkt Moderne, B.A.)
|Degree: Bachelor of Arts|
|Duration: 6 semesters|
|Internship: An internship is integrated into the degree programme.|
Requirements for Admission: |
1. general university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information.
2. English language skills at a B2 level (CEF). Proof may be submitted in the form of report cards or equivalents.
|Admission Procedure: unrestricted|
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
Application Deadline: |
|Application: Online application|
|Special Features: –|
The B.A. History with a Focus on Modern History combines a fundamental education in the subject of History (mandatory fields of study: Recent History and History of Technology, elective fields of study: Ancient History and Medieval History) with a focus on courses of Modern History (1800 and after).
Mentor System: All students are assigned a mentor at the beginning of the programme with whom they are required to have meetings throughout the first two semesters of the programme.
The module handbook helps you gather detailed information on the content of the programme.
Further information on the institute may be found at: www.geschichte.tu-darmstadt.de.
How to Prepare for the Programme
The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.
Advice for Prospective B.A Students
The B.A. History with a Focus on Modern History is directed at those who are interested in the subject of History but would like to put a significant focus on the History of the 19th and 20th century.
The fundamental education is modeled after the usual standards of the subject of History and thus creates a basis for continuing with a consecutive Master’s programme. Furthermore, the study programme contains detailed practice parts (language courses, internship semesters, scientific research) that facilitate professional orientation.
Related Degree Programmes
General Information: With the Bachelor of Arts, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Arts is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|History (M.A.) (Geschichte, M.A.)|
The job market for historians is generally broad and varied. Graduates are especially sought after for positions at universities and institutes or in teaching history and historical research. Jobs in archives or in the cultural fields, for example in exhibition planning or in art and culture management, are obvious choices, as well.
Other career opportunities can be found in schoolbook and textbook editing, in publishing houses (e.g. in editing), in radio, TV and newspaper editorial teams, in PR and advertisement agencies, in libraries and archives, in international organisations as well as in the cultural sector. Here, it may also play a role which second component the students have chosen within the Joint Bachelor of Arts. With additional business qualifications, they can find employment in business enterprises (e.g. in marketing and distribution or in human resources). Under “Studying History – and afterwards?”, the Department (Institute) of History at the TU Darmstadt provides further information and presents examples for successful career starts of Historians.
It is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. This way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands e.V. (German Association of Historians)