Overview of the Degree Programs (Selection)

Information on requirements, deadlines, study periods, specialization and examination regulations
  • Zwei-Fach Bachelor

    Beginning of Classes

    Only in the winter term. Please click here to learn about the current application periods.

    Admission Requirements

    The Zwei-Fach Bachelor History has become a non-restricted degree program as of winter term 2020/21. Admission requirements are a higher education entrance qualification and foreign language proficiency in English and Latin (Kleines Latinum). Missing language skills can be made up at the beginning of the program. Moreover, students should be prepared to read a lot.

    Online Application

    Enrollment to Non-Restricted Subjects

    Study Period

    The study period is usually 6 semesters.

    Study Contents

    The program is divided into modules which are made up of different types of courses and relate to the time periods of Antiquity, Middle Ages and Modern Era. The order of the modules is optional. In the introductory phase of 3 semesters, students are taught basic content-related and methodical knowledge. Additional elective modules offer students the opportunity to develop an individual profile. Moreover, the program conveys specific professional, job-relevant skills. The subsequent advanced phase of 3 semesters is attributed to both compulsory and elective courses. In the area of Allgemeine Studien, which is independent from the two main subjects, students may choose from the transdisciplinary course offer of the WWU departments (Fachbereiche) and/or visit career-oriented courses and opt for an internship. Last but not least, the writing laboratory (Schreiblabor) organizes projects aiming at the improvement of writing skills.

    For an overview, please refer to our German page.

  • Bachelor HRSGe (PO 2018)

    Beginning of Classes

    Only in the winter term. Please click here to learn about the current application periods.

    Admission Requirements

    The program has become a non-restricted degree program as of winter term 2020/21.
    The requirement for admission to the program is a higher education entrance qualification. Foreign language proficiency in English and a second modern foreign language is preferable. Moreover, students should be prepared to read a lot.
    An application via the online application portal is required.

    Study Period

    The usual study period is 6 semesters.

    Study Contents

    The program is divided into modules. They are made up of different types of courses and relate to the time periods Antiquity, Middle Ages and Modern Era. The order of the modules is optional.
    During the introductory phase of 3 semesters, basic content-related and methodical knowledge is imparted. The modules of the subsequent three-term advanced phase are made up of both compulsory and elective courses: In addition to two advanced modules in the main subjects providing various options for specialization, the students’ schedule must cover a module in historical didactics.

    For an overview, please refer to our German page.

  • Master of Arts
     

    Beginning of Classes

    Possible in every semester. Please click here to learn about the current application periods.

    Admission Requirements

    Currently non-restricted. A Bachelor of Arts degree with a recognizable historical focus is required. The overall grade must be at least 2.5. Furthermore, language skills in English and Latin are required.
    Proof of the Latinum is only mandatory if the student specializes in Ancient or Medieval History.

    An application via the online application portal is required. The application process for the Master’s programs (non-teaching) in winter term 2021/22 will only be carried out digitally (application at the beginning of May 21). Please do not send application documents by post! Only if accepted, applicants need to submit the requested documents in the original or as officially authenticated copy during registration in the Student Admissions Office or send it by post.
    For further information on applying for the Master’s degree program (non-teaching), click here.

    Study Period

    The usual study period is 4 semesters.

    Study Contents

    The program is divided into modules. They are made up of different types of courses and relate to the time periods of Antiquity, Middle Ages and Modern Era. The order of the modules is optional. The Master of Arts consists of a total of 6 modules.
    The following modules have to be completed: 2 era modules (Epochenmodule), 1 module on theories of historical science (Modul zu Theorien der Geschichtswissenschaft), 1 language module, 1 specialization module (Schwerpunktmodul), as well as a practical module, which may be replaced by a second specialization module.

    For an overview, please refer to our German page.

  • Master of Education Gym./Ges. (PO 2021)

    Beginning of Classes

    Possible in every semester. Please click here to learn about the current application periods.

    Zulassungsvoraussetzungen

    A Bachelor of Arts degree (Zwei-Fach-BA) is required. Furthermore, language skills in English and Latin (Kleines Latinum) are required.

    Study Period

    The usual study period is 4 semesters.

    Study Contents

    The program is divided into modules. They are made up of different types of courses and comprise a module in didactics, a practical module and a specialization module (fachwissenschaftliches Schwerpunktmodul). The order of the modules is optional.

    For an overview, please refer to our German page.

  • Doctoral Program

    The Department of History offers doctoral degree programs in the following sub-disciplines:

    • Ancient History
    • Medieval History
    • Modern and Contemporary History
    • Eastern European History
    • Auxiliary Sciences of History
    • Byzantine Studies

    Requirements

    A university degree (Master's or equivalent). A supervision agreement signed by the applicant and the advisor of the dissertation project is required for enrollment.

    Detailed information on enrollment is available here.

    For information on the respective doctoral programs please click here.