|Course Duration / ECTS||4 semesters / 120 ECTS|
|University degree||Master of Arts (MA)|
|· 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|
|Dates and Deadlines||· The dates and deadlines change every semester.|
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
|Information on the department|
and departmental student representatives
|Department of History|
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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.
What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
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.
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.
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