History and the Public Sphere (Master)

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The consecutive Master's program "History and the Public Sphere" combines thematic in-depth study of historical contexts with an introduction to applied, practical and innovative ways of working in the historical sciences. In four semesters, it qualifies you for numerous professional fields at the university, in research and in science management, but also for non-university history work in museums, archives, research offices and libraries, in history marketing and editing, in adult education and monument preservation. In addition, the degree qualifies you for a variety of other jobs, such as in personnel management, corporate communications, association administration, journalism, or other areas of knowledge preparation and communicative services.

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The MA program in History and the Public Sphere is divided into two areas of study:

On the one hand, the research-oriented subject/thematic module area A deals with essential dimensions of society/culture and corresponding levels of access to history from antiquity to immediate contemporary history. Here you will acquire in-depth knowledge of the influence of ideas, ideologies and social processes, of the role of individual and structural factors in history, and of the significance of space and time for historical processes.

On the other hand, the methodological-practical module area B imparts profession-qualifying competencies of written and oral presentation and communication of historical knowledge in various media contexts and genres. For this purpose, existing cooperations with archives, museums and institutions in the city of Kassel and the region are used and further cooperations are specifically expanded. These qualification goals are supported firstly by the compulsory internship, which offers you a special insight into practice and which can be completed, for example, at one of the cooperating institutions, secondly by the possibility of completing a semester abroad, which is anchored in the study plan, as well as by the acquisition of key competencies.



At a glance

Degree: Master of Arts


Start: Summer semester and winter semester


Duration/Scope: 4 semesters


Language of instruction: German


Admission restriction (NC): No

Feature

A semester abroad is planned in the second year of study.

Admission requirements

  • Passed bachelor's examination in history or subject equivalent
  • and proof of a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters
  • and proof of foreign language skills in two languages
  • Relevance to the subject


Application and enrollment procedure for the winter semester

Application with German certificates

Application Deadline:

annually 01.06. - 01.09.

You apply for this degree program via our online application portal "eCampus".

How do I apply for this study program?

Application with foreign certificates

Application deadline

with foreign certificates:
annually 01.03. - 15.07.

If you are not yet studying at the University of Kassel or another university in Germany, but have obtained a first professional Bachelor's degree abroad, you must apply via the central assessment office in Berlin, uni-assist.

How do I apply with a foreign certificate?


Application and enrollment procedure for the summer semester

Application with German certificates

Application deadline

annually 01.12. - 01.03.
Application deadline for the summer semester 2024: December 20, 2023 - March 01, 2024

You apply for this degree program via our online application portal "eCampus".

How do I apply for this study program?

Application with foreign certificates

Application deadline

with foreign certificates:
annually 01.09. - 15.01.

If you are not yet studying at the University of Kassel or another university in Germany, but have obtained a first professional Bachelor's degree abroad, you must apply via the central assessment office in Berlin, uni-assist.

How do I apply with a foreign certificate?


Information and advice

Enquiries

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