General Questions, Terms & Documents
Studienleistungen are requirements that have to be fulfilled in order to successfully pass a course.They can be ungraded or graded. But even if Studienleistungen are graded, the grade will not form part of the overall grade.
Prüfungsleistungen are also requirements that have to be fulfilled in order to successfully pass a course. They are always graded and are included in the overall grade.
Leistungspunkte (Credit Points)
Credit points reflect the workload that is necessary to pass a course.1 credit point corresponds to a workload of approx.30 hours. Credit points are only credited when the respective module has been completed in full.
2. How do I register for History courses?
Registration is not required.
Registration is carried out through a distribution procedure which takes place via HISLSF. Please note that you must select three seminars from the same era. You will definitely be assigned a place in one of the three chosen seminars. After the results have been announced, participation must be confirmed via the SESAM portal. The link to the SESAM portal will be announced on the homepage in time. There are two election rounds for the winter semester: The first one always takes place at the end of the lecture period of the summer semester (end of June to mid-July) and the second round takes place at the end of the lecture-free period of the summer semester (end of September to mid-October). There is only one election date for the summer semester, which is at the end of the lecture period in the winter semester (mid-January to the end of January).The exact dates can be looked up in HISLSF for each Proseminar under "Bemerkungen".
The registration periods can be looked up in HISLSF for each exercise under "Bemerkungen". Registration for the exercises in the advanced modules (Vertiefungsmodule) on Medieval History, the Early Modern Period and the 19th/20thcentury is only necessary if registration is expressly asked for in the comments section in HISLSF. Otherwise registration is not required. Übungen in Ancient History are assigned to students via HISLSF. The dates of the individual exercises can be looked up under “Bemerkungen” (comments).
Hauptseminare (Advanced Seminars)
The registration periods can be looked up in HISLSF for each Hauptseminar under "Bemerkungen" (comments). Registration takes place in HISLSF. Students need to select three preferred courses to obtain one seminar. After the results have been announced, the course offer must be accepted via the SESAM online portal.
Seminars in the Master’s program:
The registration periods can be looked up in HISLSF for each seminar under "Bemerkungen" (comments). Registration takes place in HISLSF. After the results have been announced, the course offer must be accepted via the SESAM online portal.
In the case of a research colloquium, everyone is invited to participate without prior registration. For colloquia given by examination candidates and doctoral students, the course organizer is in charge of invitations and registrations.
Questions about the Bachelor's Programs
Is it necessary to register for the oral Modulabschlussprüfung (final exam of a module) at the Examination Office?
No. You need to register in QISPOS. Make sure to select the correct exam numbers. For the Bachelor's program within the framework of the 2011 Examination Regulations (start of studies between winter semester 2011/12 and winter semester 2017/18), compulsory requirements are final written examinations (term papers) in two advanced modules (Epochenvertiefungsmodul) and a 30-minute final oral examination in one of the advanced modules. In the case of the Bachelor's programs within the framework of the 2018/19 Examination Regulations (start of studies in the winter semester of 2018/19 or later) , it should be noted that for the introductory modules, both participation in the Proseminar (the five-digit examination number ends with 02) and the term paper (the five-digit examination number ends with 30) are to be registered. Please be advised: If you start a module before the 2019/20 winter term (i.e. at least one of the courses has been registered in QISPOS before the winter term 2019/20 ), participation in the Proseminar (the five-digit examination number ends with 02), the Klausur (the five-digit exam number ends with 10) AND the term paper (the five-digit exam number ends with 20 [!]) must be registered.
For the Hauptseminare (advanced seminars) in the Bachelor's programs of the 2018 Examination Regulations, both participation in the seminar (the five-digit examination number ends in 02) and either the oral examination (the five-digit examination number ends in 10) OR the term paper (the five-digit examination number ends in 20) must be registered. Furthermore, in the 2-Fach-Bachelor , two advanced modules (Vertiefungsmodule) must be completed with a term paper, and one advanced module requires a final oral examination. In the Bachelor's program HRSGe, one advanced module is to be completed with a term paper, the other one with an oral examination.
In which order do the examinations of the advanced modules have to be taken?
It is recommended that you first complete the two advanced modules that you plan to complete with a term paper, since this will prepare you for the Bachelor's thesis. Ideally, you take the oral exam in the last advanced module that you study for your Bachelor's degree, as the grade can be entered directly in QISPOS and thus the degree certificate for enrollment in a Master’s course can be applied for more quickly.
Do I have to complete a module in one semester?
No, you can stretch a module over two consecutive semesters.
How do I know whether the courses I have selected belong to one and the same module?
You can find a list of the courses belonging to the individual modules in the annotated course catalog (KVV).
Must the lecture (Vorlesung) for the introductory modules (Epocheneinführungsmodule) be completed with a written exam (Klausur)?
In the Bachelor's program within the framework of the exam regulations from 2011/12, there will be NO written exam (Klausur) in the respective introductory lecture.
When can I study one of the advanced modules (Epochenvertiefungsmodule)?
As soon as you have successfully completed the corresponding introductory module.
When do I study the didactics module?
The introductory lecture to historical didactics is only offered in summer term! The module, however, may be stretched over two semesters. Proseminare on didactics are offered in every term.
How do I register for my Bachelor's thesis?
Registration takes place in the Examination Office (further information on https://www.uni-muenster.de/Pruefungsamt1/pruefungen_uebergaenge/bachelor/index.html).
When do I take the final oral exam of the module (Modulabschlussprüfung)?
Ideally, the final oral exam of a module is taken in the last semester, as the grade can be recorded in QISPOS immediately after the examination and thus your degree certificate can be issued on schedule. The final oral exam is scheduled within a time period that always takes place at the end of the lecture period of the semester.
Can the final oral exam of the module (mündliche Modulabschlussprüfung) be taken in the same era in which the Bachelor's thesis is written?
How does the final oral exam of the module (Modulabschlussprüfung) go off?
The exam may cover the contents of the whole advanced module in which you take the exam. Details about the relevant topics are to be discussed with the first examiner. The first examiner is the lecturer of the advanced seminar (Hauptseminar).The exam takes half an hour.
Questions about the Master's Programs
1.How and where do I register for the final oral exam of the module (mündliche Modulabschlussprüfung)?
The final oral exam of the module of the programs MEd Gym/Ges and MEd HRGe must be registered in Qispos with a specific examination number in addition to the registration of the corresponding advanced seminar (Hauptseminar/Oberseminar). Examination number Ancient History:12002 & 12010 Examination number Medieval History:13002 & 13010 Examination number Modern and Recent History:14002 & 14010.
2. Which era module do I have to study in the Master of Education?
In the M.Ed.Gym/Ges in line with the exam regulations from 2014 you can choose freely. Students enrolled in the M.Ed.HRGe and M.Ed.Gym/Ges in line with the old exam regulations 2005/06 must study the advanced module of the era that they did not cover in their Bachelor studies.
3. In which module do I write the Master's thesis?
The Master's thesis is not part of a module, which is why it can be written about any era or in history didactics as well. The Master's thesis may also cover the same era/discipline as the Bachelor's thesis.
4. Can I combine the Master of Education with the Master of Arts?
Yes. The era module in the Master of Education is recognized as a module for the Master of Arts. According to the old exam regulations from 2005/06, the Master's thesis is written in the M.Ed. and recognized for the M.A. According to the new exam regulations from 2014/15, the Master's thesis is written in the M.A. and recognized for the M.Ed., i.e. exactly the other way around!
5. Do I need language certificates for the Master of Education?
You need language proficiency in English and the "Kleines Latinum" in order to be admitted to the M.Ed. Gym/Ges.
6. May I attend a Hauptseminar instead of an Oberseminar?
You may replace a Master’s seminar with a Bachelor’s Hauptseminar in order to sharpen your individual academic profile.
7. Do I have to attend two exercises (Übungen) in the module "Geschichtsbilder/Geschichtstheorie"?
If you study in line with the exam regulations from 2014, you only have to attend one exercise.
8. How do I register for the oral Master's examination (in the Master of Arts in History)?
The grade of the final oral examination in the Master of Arts program (examination regulations 2015), must be entered in QISPOS. This is taken care of by the Examination Office. For registration, you simply let the examiner/lecturer know that you wish to participate in the exam, and he or she will set a date. The minutes of the exam are then sent to the Examination Office. For all students in the Master of Arts program whose grades are still recorded in the study book (start of studies until summer semester 2015), the existing practice will remain.