Master of Arts

Geschichte, M.A.


The Master of Arts in History programme consists primarily of elective courses with a focus on research. It enables students to specialise in a specific area, to participate in up-to-date research projects, and it offers the opportunity to acquire teaching skills as student tutors. The compulsory internship in a relevant field gives the student practical experience to lay the groundwork for a post-university career.

A mentoring system is in place to guide and advise the student over the four semesters. A semester abroad is not mandatory but nevertheless strongly recommended and is ideally integrated into the third semester.

To broaden career perspectives, an internship of at least six weeks' duration is an integral part of the programme.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Institute for History

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Degree Master of Arts
Duration 4 Semesters
Language: German
Programme Start .winter semester or summer semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme are comprised of a Bachelor of Arts degree from the same programme or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description.
Internship a 6-week internship in a relevant career field (see semester course schedule); further information
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features The focal area of Pre-Modern History requires students to provide evidence of knowledge of Latin (Latinum or successful completion of courses Latin I & II offered by the TU Darmstadt Language Resource Center (Sprachenzentrum), or equivalent).

While a Bachelor’s degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master’s degree serves to upgrade the qualifications of graduates. The Master’s degree focuses more than the Bachelor’s degree on enabling and requiring students to adopt their own major focus and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Arts degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

The job market for sociologists is generally broad and varied. Graduates from the TU Darmstadt’s Institute for Sociology are especially sought for positions in company personnel departments, departmental counselling offices, in marketing and survey research and in school and public administration. Additional possible fields include school book and textbook publishing, proof-reading/editing at publishing companies, radio, television and newspaper editorial work, PR and advertising agencies, libraries and archives, with international organisations, in cultural fields or in press and publicity work.

Other obvious career choices for sociologists include working in research and teaching at universities. In addition, potential career opportunities may be found with statistical, marketing, and opinion poll research institutes, or political parties, unions, international organisations and public administration.

For this reason it is important to start early in the degree program to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In 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.

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.