In the major and minor subject of study History you will explore the history of world regions such as Europe, West Asia or North America. In an increasingly globalised world, you will orient yourself towards world regions and cultural areas. This orientation is combined with current cultural studies and social history perspectives in Erfurt to form a course of study that is unique in this form in Germany.
The course of study takes a world-historical perspective and focuses on the world regions represented at the University of Erfurt and European history.
The course of study can be taken in two variants:
If you want to study teaching at a regular school, you must choose the variant European History.
Our graduates are active in these professional fields:
The bachelor's degree course at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.
Orientation Phase (First Year)
Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)
The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.
Examinations regulations major History
At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's program. You may have to observe combination rules.
The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!
A semester abroad in an English speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.
Further internships for students with the professional goal of becoming teachers:
Teacher training takes place in the Bachelor-Master study system. The degree is equivalent to the 1st state examination. Following the Master's program, you will complete the preparatory service, which concludes with the 2nd state examination.
study teaching at the University of Erfurt
If you follow a master's degree course in teaching, you will acquire the teaching qualification for the subject History at the following schools:
Download Flyer "Studying to become a secondary school teacher" (in German)
Download Flyer "Studying to become a teacher for for special needs pedagogy" (in German)
General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):
Until the end of the studies:
The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.
International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.
Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):
At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.
Master programme Collections-Based History of Knowledge and Culture
Master programme History transcultural
Master programme Middle Eastern Sociology/Anthropology and History
Master of Education Secondary Schools
Numerous information and advisory services offer you the opportunity to see the study and living conditions in Erfurt for yourself at the open day. Get to know the green campus and the beautiful old town centre on guided tours. Information on the program: Open Day
The discovery days at the University of Erfurt mean experiencing "studying up close". Within a week (on as many days as you like) you can attend selected courses (lectures or seminars) and get a taste of campus life. Information and program: Discovery Days
Would you like to hold the study program flyer in your hands? Then request our free information material without obligation. In a few days you will receive mail directly to your home.
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The major and minor field in History is admission-free (without NC).
Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree:
If you wisht to combine History with an admission-free program (without NC), you can enrol directly from May 1 to September 15.
For the combination of History with an admissions-restricted field of study (with NC), please apply from May 1 to July 15 via the following link.
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