A one year Master’s study course at the History Seminar of Goethe University in Frankfurt follows on from a four year Bachelor degree program and enables the student, as part of the second qualification stage, to meet the challenges of the modern knowledge society.
The program 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 program of events and are subsequently used to undertake a concrete research project. The main area of focus of the program 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.
- 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 comprised 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 program 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 major subject: 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 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.
Mode of admission
Admission is not restricted.
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Last updated January 12, 2018