Master of Arts in History

Goethe University Frankfurt

Program Description

Master of Arts in History

Goethe University Frankfurt

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Course content and focus areas

A one year Master’s study course at the History Seminar of Goethe University in Frankfurt follows on from a four year Bachelor degree programme and enables the student, as part of the second qualification stage, to meet the challenges of the modern knowledge society.

The programme of study is conceived as spanning vast time periods so that profound insights can be developed of the history of pre-Greek cultures through to contemporary history. During the research-oriented Master’s study course the student acquires the ability to research a complex historical topic, to explain it and to present it in various forms. Core competencies for scientific work are deepened in a programme of events and are subsequently used to undertake a concrete research project. A main area of focus of the programme of study is upon enabling self-sufficient and personally responsible work with a wide variety of bodies of knowledge in order to undertake extensive research work and to process, understand and classify a multiplicity of information.

Start of the programme

The programme starts at the beginning of the winter or summer semester.

Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree or comparable degree in a similar subject (at least 8 semesters, 210 CP) in case of a bachelor's degree in history and an at least equivalent foreign qualification in the same or related field with the normal period of at least six semesters, enrollment is granted on the condition of the provision of additional studies to the equivalence with the comprehensive eight-semester undergraduate major at Goethe-University Frankfurt if the Bachelor's degree compraised just at least six semesters and 180 CP so additional minor (not history) studies of the bachelor's degree (in the amount of 60 CP) is required. So the standard period of the Master's programme extended to four semesters

Good English language skills (niveau B2) are to be proven by:

a) high school diploma (A-levels diploma), or b) corresponding high school certificates and transcripts rated no lower than "adequate" (4.0), or certification of classes in english 5 years, or c) certification of successfully completed language courses (with at least 120 proven hours of instruction time) from a German and/or or foreign university, or d) lecturers (or other experts) report on language proficiency acquired through international residency, university language courses, or self-study; or e) other certificate recognized as equivalent by the selection committee.

very good language skills of at least another modern language (B1) (recommended are: French or Spain, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, a Scandinavian language, Dutch, Polish, Hungarian, Czech; if you choose "Ancient History" as majorsubject: Classical Greek) qualification in Latin

Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.

Provisional admission

Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current transcript of records; the Bachelor’s thesis must be finished or almost finished and a letter of recommendation from the thesis advisor must be submitted. Provisional admission is valid for 6 months.

This school offers programs in:
  • German


Last updated September 1, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2018
Duration
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2 semesters
Full time
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01.05. - 15.08. for the winter semester. 01.12. - 15.01. for the summer semester.
Locations
Germany - Frankfurt am Main, Hesse
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01.05. - 15.08. for the winter semester. 01.12. - 15.01. for the summer semester.
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Oct. 2018
Germany - Frankfurt am Main, Hesse
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01.05. - 15.08. for the winter semester. 01.12. - 15.01. for the summer semester.
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