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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department History
ModeFull time
Study IDD 066 803
Admission Requirements Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree (or comparable
degree) in an equivalent or related field from an
accredited Austrian or foreign institute of higher education.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

The MA degree course in History imparts specialized historic knowledge and academic competences, which qualify graduates to work within the fields of Arts and Humanities as well as Social Sciences. The combination of a history degree with additional qualifications such as foreign language skills, knowledge in economic sciences, (digital) media skills, museum education or culture management increase the possibilities for graduates in the employment market.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Historical Science (Universities, research institutes, other academic institutions, …); archiving, museums, libraries, documentation work; historic preservation; juvenile and adult education; exhibition work; PR; media work; administration on many levels; leisure industry and tourism; culture management.

Why Salzburg?

The Department of History at the University of Salzburg offers research and teaching in seven core subjects (History of the Middle Ages, Modern History, Contemporary History, Austrian History, Non-European History and Global History, History of European Regions, as well as Economic, Social and Environmental History). Courses in Ancient History are offered by the Department of Classical Studies. Due to the individual support of the department’s staff, students are able to finish their degree course on time. They study in the beautiful World Cultural Heritage site of Salzburg’s old town. Most of the lecture courses and seminars, some of which are taught in English, take place in the building of the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences at Rudolfskai. By individual agreement, students may also take exams in English. The roof terrace on top of the  building of the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences with a stunning view of the Fortress of Hohensalzburg invites students to study and relax. The University Sports Centre in Rif and local recreational areas in town offer plenty of possibilities to unwind after a busy day of studying.

How is the course structured?

History MA
Module 1: Theories and Methods18 ECTS
Module 2: Core subject 1 – Seminars12 ECTS
Module 3: Core subject 1 – other courses 12 ECTS
Module 4: Core subject 2 – seminars12 ECTS
Module 5: Core subject 2 – other courses12 ECTS
Module 6: General qualifications12 ECTS
Optional subjects12 ECTS
Master’s thesis24 ECTS
Master’s examination6 ECTS
Total120 ECTS


Ass. Prof. Dr. Alfred Stefan Weiß

Ass. Prof. Dr. Alfred Stefan Weiß
Head of the curriculum committee History

Rudolfskai 42, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-4782
Fax: +43 662 8044-0001