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Geschichte

History

Bachelor

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History is concerned with historical change in society, the economy, politics and culture. As historical change took place in the past and hence cannot be experienced directly, studies in history approach their topics via the methodical and theoretically reflected analysis of available sources. The objective of historical research is to arrive at "true" statements concerning past events and to inquire into the determinants which govern such statements.

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Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

History is concerned with historical change in society, the economy, politics and culture. As historical change took place in the past and hence cannot be experienced directly, studies in history approach their topics via the methodical and theoretically reflected analysis of available sources. The objective of historical research is to arrive at "true" statements concerning past events and to inquire into the determinants which govern such statements.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The degree course qualifies students for occupations in libraries and archives, in museums, journalism and publishing, as well as in school teaching and research. Students also receive the necessary grounding for a wide range of occupations in politics, public administration, culture and the economy.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen

More information on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The concept behind the bachelor’s degree in History at the University of Bremen encompasses four core elements: In the initial stages, students are made familiar with time periods and areas of historical scholarship, specific working techniques, and methods. In a second phase, they focus on methods, language competences, regions, and epoch-transcending foundation knowledge. Their specialist academic training is rounded off by profile building in the area of compulsory electives, in which they focus on central aspects of historical processes of change oriented towards four thematic fields of cultural history. Parallel to these three study phases, students can study more career-relevant elements by choosing from courses in the areas of complementary studies/ General Studies.

Students pursuing a career in teaching at state schools are taught competencies and skills in teaching history as a school subject, including didactics, and a subsidiary subject, as well as special courses for teachers (studies in education, didactics, placements and key qualifications).

 

Course schedule

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

Practical

Regulations pertaining to placements not yet available.

Study abroad

Students are encouraged to undertake periods of study abroad. Stay abroad are usually for one semester and undertaken in the third or fourth semester of the programme.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + specialty + complementary subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Gymnasien und Oberschulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Practice office

Birgit Ennen
Building: GW2
E-Mail: bennen(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67309

Faculty secretariat

Fairouz Fokke
Building: GW2, Office: B2812
E-Mail: sfokke(at)uni-bremen.de

Department secretariat

Nadine Banse
Building: GW2
E-Mail: banse(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67011

Status

27.03.2020
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

History is concerned with historical change in society, the economy, politics and culture. As historical change took place in the past and hence cannot be experienced directly, studies in history approach their topics via the methodical and theoretically reflected analysis of available sources. The objective of historical research is to arrive at "true" statements concerning past events and to inquire into the determinants which govern such statements.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The degree course qualifies students for occupations in libraries and archives, in museums, journalism and publishing, as well as in school teaching and research. Students also receive the necessary grounding for a wide range of occupations in politics, public administration, culture and the economy.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen

More information on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The concept behind the bachelor’s degree in History at the University of Bremen encompasses four core elements: In the initial stages, students are made familiar with time periods and areas of historical scholarship, specific working techniques, and methods. In a second phase, they focus on methods, language competences, regions, and epoch-transcending foundation knowledge. Their specialist academic training is rounded off by profile building in the area of compulsory electives, in which they focus on central aspects of historical processes of change oriented towards four thematic fields of cultural history. Parallel to these three study phases, students can study more career-relevant elements by choosing from courses in the areas of complementary studies/ General Studies.

Students pursuing a career in teaching at state schools are taught competencies and skills in teaching history as a school subject, including didactics, and a subsidiary subject, as well as special courses for teachers (studies in education, didactics, placements and key qualifications).

 

Course schedule

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

Practical

Regulations pertaining to placements not yet available.

Study abroad

Students are encouraged to undertake periods of study abroad. Stay abroad are usually for one semester and undertaken in the third or fourth semester of the programme.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + specialty + complementary subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Gymnasien und Oberschulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Practice office

Birgit Ennen
Building: GW2
E-Mail: bennen(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67309

Faculty secretariat

Fairouz Fokke
Building: GW2, Office: B2812
E-Mail: sfokke(at)uni-bremen.de

Department secretariat

Nadine Banse
Building: GW2
E-Mail: banse(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67011

Status

27.03.2020