Geschichte mit Schwerpunkt Moderne

Bachelor of Arts; tuition language: German

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The B.A. Geschichte mit Schwerpunkt Moderne 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.

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Semesters 6
Language German . Please be aware that scientific literature is be read and edited in English or other foreign languages.
Start of studies Winter semester
Internship mandatory career-oriented internship
Admission requirements Applying with international qualifications:
Language requirements, required documents
Application Application deadlines and online application
Good to know Costs and budget
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Preparatory courses for international students
Minimum requirements by the end of the second semester
Study Abroad
Part-time studies
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Master's Programmes

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.

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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).

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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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