Courses are held in English and German.
15 July for the winter semester / academic year
15 February for the summer semester
Students who participate in the Master's programme in History at Bayreuth University acquire wide-ranging expertise with regard to states, cultures, societies and economies, allowing them to engage with the present as the product of historical processes.
The course of studies is designed to prepare our students for global research agendas. The particular focus on research, commitment to scientific excellence, and an international perspective are some of the key features of the programme.
You will gain and intensify knowledge in all eras addressed by historiography (from antiquity to the present) around the globe, with a particular emphasis on Europe, Africa, and the Americas as well as the entangled worlds of the Atlantic and the Pacific. In this context, you will reflect on local/translocal, regional/transregional, national/transnational, and global connections. You will also acquire a profound competence in the fields of historical theory, philosophy of history, methods, and foreign languages, all of which add to the heightened employability of our graduates.
You can take exams and write your thesis in German, English or French.
The great number of Bayreuth research institutes such as the Bayreuth Institute for American Studies (BIFAS) or the Bayreuth Academy for Advanced African Studies (BA) as well as a plethora of independent and composite research projects funded by eminent institutions such as the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) or the German Research Foundation (DFG) guarantee academic excellence. The Summer Academy of Atlantic History (SAAH), founded in Bayreuth, provides the opportunity to meet and engage with graduate students and scholars from to international top universities (including Harvard, Yale, UCLA, Paris, Cambridge, and Oxford). Guest talks and seminars, international workshops, and conferences provide further important academic input.