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Bachelor programme

Degree Profile

Begin of study
winter semester
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Philosophy
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Dual-subject Bachelor
major and minor subject
Teaching language
School subject
Teacher relevance
Secondary schools, Special schools

Course Details

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:

  • World History or
  • European history (with section on non-European history).

If you want to study teaching at a regular school, you must choose the variant European History.

Get to know the History Seminar

Job & Career Perspectives

Our graduates are active in these professional fields:

  • teaching history in regular schools (provided that a Master's degree programme related to a teaching profession has been completed),
  • in archives,
  • in museums,
  • in adult education and political education,
  • in publishing houses,
  • in the media sector,
  • in the economy (e.g. public relations, marketing).

History in Detail

Structure of the study programme

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)

  • Mediation of basic knowledge and skills
  • Teaching of working techniques of historical science

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • Variant of world history:
    • North American history
    • West Asian history
    • European history
  • Variant European History:
    • Ancient History
    • Medieval history
    • More recent history
    • Recent history



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

Examinations regulations minor History

Possible combinations

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.

Combination rule:

  • History can be combined with all fields of study.

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Study abroad

Study abroad

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.

Study abroad


Internships during studies

  • Interdisciplinary Internship for Vocational Field
  • optional: Internship for Vocational Field

Further internships for students with the professional goal of becoming teachers:

  • two school type-related school internships in the Bachelor's program

Study teaching profession

Information about study teaching profession

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

Relevance for teacher training

If you follow a master's degree course in teaching, you will acquire the teaching qualification for the subject History at the following schools:

  • Secondary schools

Studying to become a secondary school teacher

  • Combination of History with minor subject (relevant to the teaching profession)

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Studying to become a secondary school teacher

Studying to become a teacher for for special needs pedagogy

  • Combination of the major Special Education and Inclusive Pedagogy with the minor History

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Studying to become a teacher for for special needs pedagogy

Admissions qualification

Studying with Abitur

  • general qualification for university entrance or the subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a comparable previous education

General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):

Language requirements

Language requirements during studies

Until the end of the studies:

  • German: Upon application, international applicants must prove German language skills at level B1.
  • English: knowledge on level B1
  • Knowledge of at least one other foreign language at level B1 reading comprehension:
    • Arabic
    • French
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Turkish

Teacher training:

  • For admission to the Master of Education regular school, knowledge of Latin is mandatory.

Language Centre

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

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):

Language and Admission Requirements 

No admission limitation (without nc)

Without admission limitation (without NC)

At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.

Master Programmes

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Open Day

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

Discovery Days

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

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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.

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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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