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Master of Arts in History

As a student of the master’s program in History, you will get a deep insight into history – from ancient times to the present day. On the one hand, you will learn everything about research in the field of history and focus on specific topics or periods. On the other hand, you will learn how to structure the acquired knowledge and communicate your findings to others. The core modules of the program of study are a module focusing on theories and methods and a two-semester project module giving you the opportunity to choose your own research area. In addition to that, you will take modules in similar fields of study, such as Law, Philosophy or Economics. You can choose these additional modules depending on your subject-specific focus. Small classes, personal support as well as close links with local and regional institutions make for an ideal learning environment and allow students to apply their theoretical knowledge in practice.

At a glance

Start of the program and period of study

4 semesters (full-time); each semester

Application period

15 March – 31 May and 1 October – 15 November (Apply now)

Language of instruction


Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree in History or a similar field of study with a final grade of at least 2.5

Further selection criteria

Practical experience, international experience, voluntary work, essay

International orientation

Optional semester and/or internship abroad

Required coursework and course contents

120 ECTS credits, approximately 100 ECTS credits of these in History and approximately 20 ECTS credits in an additional elective module

Program descriptionDownload here


Semester fee: EUR 204.30 (more information)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: EUR 1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: EUR 650

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The main goal of the master's program in History is to prepare students for a career in science and research – and, consequently, at universities. As they will be experts in working with literature, archiving, and preserving documents as well as working with texts, graduates of the master’s program in History will have numerous career options in the fields of history mediation, business consulting, history marketing, politics, libraries, book trade and publishing, museums, adult education or public relations.

Advising and contact

Madeline Dahl

Madeline Dahl (she/her)

Program Manager Master of Arts
University of Mannheim
School of Humanities
Schloss – Room EO 287
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Tue und Wed 10–12 a.m.
Open consultation hours in room EO 287