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History

Master

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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

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

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

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Study concept

 

The master’s program “History” looks at past and present interpretations of history as creations of meanings of the present that are widespread in public discourse. They play a major role in the way we see ourselves, shape our perception of the present, and impact on the future. The task of historians is to research the past by means of methodical analysis of all sources available, to critically examine existing understandings of history and to offer new interpretations.

 

The thematic area “History in the Public”

 

In the thematic area “History in the Public”, students undertake critical analysis of the validity and effects of past and present interpretations of history and learn to reflect on its mise-en-scéne and instrumentalization. In addition to this, they acquire practical skill sets in the presentation of research findings. The professors in the thematic area “History in the Public” belong to the Institute of History: Besides their academic qualification, they possess a broad spectrum of competences in the subject areas museum management, archaeology, exhibition concepts, writing didactics, and film analysis. The program is further supported in the frame of cooperation with a number of local institutions. These include the Research Center for East European Studies, German Shipping Museum, Focke-Museum, Dom-Museum, Landesarchäologie, Bremen State Archives, and Bremen State and University Library.


The thematic area “History of Culture(s)”


Whereas studies in the thematic area “History in the Public” are characterized by both an application and a research orientation, the master’s program “History of Culture(s)” is decidedly research oriented. (New) cultural history adopts a methodological approach which especially takes into account the representations and practices of historical actors and thus examines sense-making processes as well as the conflicts surrounding such world views. Inter- and transculturality occupy an important place in the master’s study program, as illustrated by the title “History of Culture(s)”. “History of Culture(s)” focuses on three complex problem issues: 1.) the conflicting aspects of geographic givens and cultural forms; 2.) the construction and historical inconstancy of accepted norms; 3.) the processes of transfer, translation and appropriation between cultures. The geographic regions in focus include Germany and Europe as well as non-European areas. The international orientation in the thematic area “History of Culture(s)” is underlined by a compulsory stay abroad (a minimum of 3 months at a university abroad). The examination regulations contain a hardship provision.

Course schedule

Typical course types

Students attend seminars and project-focussed seminars.

Foreign language skills

Lessons are usually held in German.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

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

Deadline for application (advanced)

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

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe and SoSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Stefanie Walther
Building: GW2
E-Mail: swalther(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67244

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

27.03.2019
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

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Study concept

 

The master’s program “History” looks at past and present interpretations of history as creations of meanings of the present that are widespread in public discourse. They play a major role in the way we see ourselves, shape our perception of the present, and impact on the future. The task of historians is to research the past by means of methodical analysis of all sources available, to critically examine existing understandings of history and to offer new interpretations.

 

The thematic area “History in the Public”

 

In the thematic area “History in the Public”, students undertake critical analysis of the validity and effects of past and present interpretations of history and learn to reflect on its mise-en-scéne and instrumentalization. In addition to this, they acquire practical skill sets in the presentation of research findings. The professors in the thematic area “History in the Public” belong to the Institute of History: Besides their academic qualification, they possess a broad spectrum of competences in the subject areas museum management, archaeology, exhibition concepts, writing didactics, and film analysis. The program is further supported in the frame of cooperation with a number of local institutions. These include the Research Center for East European Studies, German Shipping Museum, Focke-Museum, Dom-Museum, Landesarchäologie, Bremen State Archives, and Bremen State and University Library.


The thematic area “History of Culture(s)”


Whereas studies in the thematic area “History in the Public” are characterized by both an application and a research orientation, the master’s program “History of Culture(s)” is decidedly research oriented. (New) cultural history adopts a methodological approach which especially takes into account the representations and practices of historical actors and thus examines sense-making processes as well as the conflicts surrounding such world views. Inter- and transculturality occupy an important place in the master’s study program, as illustrated by the title “History of Culture(s)”. “History of Culture(s)” focuses on three complex problem issues: 1.) the conflicting aspects of geographic givens and cultural forms; 2.) the construction and historical inconstancy of accepted norms; 3.) the processes of transfer, translation and appropriation between cultures. The geographic regions in focus include Germany and Europe as well as non-European areas. The international orientation in the thematic area “History of Culture(s)” is underlined by a compulsory stay abroad (a minimum of 3 months at a university abroad). The examination regulations contain a hardship provision.

Course schedule

Typical course types

Students attend seminars and project-focussed seminars.

Foreign language skills

Lessons are usually held in German.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

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

Deadline for application (advanced)

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

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe and SoSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Stefanie Walther
Building: GW2
E-Mail: swalther(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67244

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

27.03.2019