History with a Focus on Modern History

Bachelor of Arts

Geschichte mit Schwerpunkt Moderne, B.A.


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.

Module Handbbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Institute for History

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Degree Bachelor of Arts
Duration 6 semesters
Language: German
Programme Start winter semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Internship mandatory career-oriented internship
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
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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.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

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 Technical University of 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.)

Data and Discourse Studies (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).

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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.