Students of history at Saarland University study in a department that offers a broad research base and an excellent student-to-staff ratio. The work of the department covers the three main periods ancient history, the Middle Ages and the history of the modern age, as well as two major applied fields: economic and social history, and cultural and media history. With the variety of course modules on offer, the university's distinctly European perspective and its location in a region characterized by shared European borders, historical study at Saarland University occupies a prominent position within Germany's higher education landscape.

By studying selected areas of specialization, students on the Master's degree programme not only acquire a deeper knowledge of history, they also develop a better understanding of the methods and techniques of historical inquiry. The content of the modules in the M.A. programme introduces students to topics of current interest in historical research, enables them to develop the skills needed for independent academic study and provides the opportunity to pursue subsequent higher level (doctoral) research.

The Master's programme can be studied either by looking at the subject from a broader and more general perspective or by taking a more specialized approach involving the analysis of specific eras or topics. The programme provides students with enough freedom to carry out interdisciplinary studies with related academic disciplines. Special modules, cross-border projects and practical training and work placements underline the programme's European outlook. The numerous contacts that the department maintains to universities throughout Europe enables students to apply their knowledge in an international context, such as the cooperative French-German courses on offer. Graduates from Saarland University's M.A. programme "History" are well qualified for a broad range of careers in the academic, business, administrative, social and cultural sectors.

Course of study History
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
 
Can be studied as Main or subsidiary subject in a dual-subject programme
Possible combinations Subject combinations (in German)
 
Language of instruction German
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Arts (M.A.)
 
Start of programme Winter semester or summer semester
Admission restriction No
 
Application deadline 28.02.2018 for summer semester 2018
For applicants without proof of German language proficiency: 15.01.2018
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
 
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page www.uni-saarland.de/geschichte