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Studying History at the Freie Universität Berlin

Degrees in History

Bachelor in History

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History with or without the Educators’ Training (90 credits)

  • History as Minor (60 credits) with the Educators’ Training option

  • History as Minor (60 credits or 30 credits) without the Educators’ Training option (focus on one of the four different subject areas)

Master in Historical Studies

Research Oriented genereal Master of History, program as of the Winter Semester of 2015/16.

Master in Public History

This is an application-oriented Master of Arts (120 credits).

Master in Global History

This is a Master of Arts (120 credits) with an emphasis on research and is a joint degree with the Humboldt Universität in Berlin. Courses are in English and in German.

Master of Education - History for Teachers

This is a “Großer Lehramtsmaster" or certification to teach secondary-school level history, with 120 credits in the major and 60 credits in the minor. “Kleiner Lehramtsmaster” for school teachers with 60 credits in either the Major or the minor subject.

Guidance and advice at the institute

If you have any questions regarding your courses, the organization of your studies, or your year abroad, please contact the Advisory Service.

Administrative information is available at the main office of the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute in room A 249.


Study and Examination Regulations

The current study and examination regulations are available on the internet:

B.A. Geschichte Studienordnung/ Prüfungsordnung           

Lehramtsbezogene Berufswissenschaft (LBW)

Allgemeine Berufsvorbereitung (ABV)