Public History, Master 1 subject


Master of Arts
Winter semester
4 semesters
Classroom language
Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Application information for international applicants

Application information for international applicants

What's it all about?
This degree programme is unique, because ...
because Public History focuses on the representation and communication of history in all its variations in and for the public. The task of Public Historians is to help shape these processes in an active and well thought-out manner and to research and describe them scientifically in all their dimensions.
It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields ...
  • Communication and representation of history in public contexts
  • Historical representation and communication media
  • Specialist knowledge of individual epochs
  • Theory and practise of the culture of history and remembrance
  • Practise of Public History
Who is suited?
Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • a B.A. degree in history
  • enthusiasm for history in all its representation forms
  • innovative thinking and creative ideas
  • language skills


  • the representation and communication of history outside school and university
  • collaboration with institutions that teach history
  • developing projects pertaining to history and remembrance culture
  • a practise and application-oriented study concept

struggles through:

  • the vast landscape of highly diverse and fascinating forms of historical representation in and for the public
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • History (B.A.)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
in all fields of historical representation and communication outside the school and university sector, those including:
  • museums and memorials
  • archives
  • in media management and creative industries
  • in historical and political education etc.
And else?
An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 1 semester

Studying abroad ... can be covered voluntarily.
Where do I find help?
Academic advisory office

Studienberatung Public History
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Geschichte
Building, Room: GA 5/37
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27896
Website Fachschaft


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