Welcome to the homepage of the Department of History at Münster University
Why study history? How does a degree in history benefit me in the job market? These are frequently asked questions of many future historians, and you have probably also dealt with them yourself. In a nutshell: A degree in history offers you a variety of opportunities for your professional life. Both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills gained are of high value.
But what exactly does it mean to study history? In scientific discourse, political and economic systems and contexts have long since ceased to be the sole focus of investigation. Rather, today’s historians also deal with historical changes of bodies, feelings, and social standards. A lot of the things we consider completely natural today turn out to have undergone constant change if you look at them more closely. A history student therefore learns among other things that everything surrounding us has once been subject to historic change and can further develop in the future. Moreover, the studies of history convey practical skills like critical thinking, methodical research, concise reasoning and academic writing, i.e., much-sought-after abilities in and outside the field of history.
The Department of History at the University of Münster, given its size and the diversity of its fields of research, offers (prospective) students a wide range of courses covering all eras and continents, thus providing students with opportunities far above average for their individual development and possible specialties.
If you are interested in studying at the Department of History, you have the choice between the Bachelor’s and Master’s teacher training program (Hauptschule, Realschule and Gesamtschule and Gymnasium/Gesamtschule) and the Bachelor and Master of Arts program. All programs offer you the freedom to discover your own individual specialty. Here is an overview of our study offer.
We appreciate your interest in our study programs and hope to welcome you very soon!