Master of Arts; tuition language: German

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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 nine weeks' duration is an integral part of the programme.

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Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Institute for History

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Semesters 4
Language German. Individual courses can be offered in English. Please be aware that scientific literature is be read and edited also in English or other foreign languages.
Start of studies Winter semester, summer semester
Internship 9-week internship in a relevant career field
Admission requirements 1. A degree B.A. Geschichte mit Schwerpunkt Moderne or J.B.A. Geschichte of TU Darmstadt (reference programme) or an equivalent degree.

2. additional requirements:
Study regulations
Competences description.

3. Formal and language requirements for applicants with international qualifications.

See also: General information on applying to a master's degree programme .

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 Technical University of Darmstadt Language Resource Center (Sprachenzentrum), or equivalent).
Admission procedure Provided that the admission requirements (entrance examination) are met, there are no numerical admission restrictions.
Application Application deadlines and online application

Early application deadline for international applicants: The application portal TUCaN is already open for international applicants from 1st March 2024 to 31st August 2024 for an application for the winter semester 2024/25. This serves, for example, for the application for a visa or for submission to the Foreigners' Registration Office. More information can be found on our website.
Good to Know Costs and budget
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Preparatory courses for international students
Study Abroad
Part-time studies
Doctoral Studies

The job market for historians is generally broad and varied. Graduates are especially sought after for positions at universities and institutes or in teaching and research of history. 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. In this context 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).

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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.

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