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57076 Siegen

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History (minor subject)


Master of Arts

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Overview of dates and deadlines


The degree program

History can only be studied as a minor subject in the major-minor combination. Possible majors are the Master's courses in "International culture-historical studies", "literary studies: literature, culture, media", "media culture", "philosophy", "social sciences" and "linguistics: German, English, Romance languages".

Students of History acquire exemplary subject knowledge based on the current international research status in History. The studies convey additional specialist knowledge and expanded method competences and key qualifications.

The following modules are available in the subject of history:

  • M1 epoch module: Ancient history
  • M2 epoch module: Medieval history and early modern ̈period
  • M3 epoch module: Modern and contemporary history
  • M4 epoch module: European contemporary history after 1945
  • M5 epoch module: Sectoral history

The subject qualifies directly for many kinds of work, in particular form the following professions, due to the options of forming individual focuses and subject combinations:
Publicity and culture work at international and national, public and private institutions, e.g. private-economic consultancy agencies, parties and associations, museums, libraries and archives, institutes for applied social research and education, press, radio and publishing houses, institutions of the IT-area.

Additionally, the studies teach interdisciplinary key qualifications that are of outstanding importance for professional work in science, business and society. The degree program is to lead to more general possibilities of use and higher activities in the professions named.


Studienmodelle Fakultät I Master Study structure

In the major-minor combination History can be combined with the following major subjects:


Admission requirements

1) Bachelor of Arts degree in history
2) Bachelor of Education
3) Bachelor of Arts in equivalent courses of study of the humanities, cultural and social sciences. Students from equivalent study programs should coordinate with the module-managers and document the respective basic module from the introduction phase of the B.A.-degree program in history depending on their epochal focus (basic epoch module: Ancient history or medieval and early modern history or modern and contemporary history).
The examination regulations relevant at the time shall apply.


Wichtige Informationen


Skills in English and another foreign language (modern or classical) are assumed. Proof of sufficient language skills is usually rendered with the university entrance qualification or the successful completion of university language courses. The skills in the modern language should at least correspond to the language level B1 of the common European reference framework. Knowledge of the classical languages should correspond to the level of the reading classes at the University of Siegen to prepare for the Latin examination or the level of the course in Ancient Greek II. (For more detailed information, see the website of the degree program).



Eight-week internship possible (alternatively: one module in interfaculty lectures on general subjects)


Study organization

Examination regulations/degree plan/module manuals/internship rules

Examination regulations (POs) specify the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). Students are automatically subject to the current version of their PO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the PO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the PO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a PO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the module manually (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules/events, ...).
The internship rules define the conditions under which the required or optional internships must be completed.

We recommend at least looking at the study schedule for your degree program before the lecture time starts, to ensure that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.