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History and Culture (MA)

Taught in German

Overview

Overview

Overview

The Master's course "History and Culture" is a consecutive study programme, which is based on relevant historical and cultural Bachelor’s degrees. Further information about the admission can be found under "Application"

In the Master’s degree programme History and Culture, you can choose from a list of subjects a combination of one major- and one minor course, thereby you have to follow certain combination rules. These subjects form the course content of your in-depth studies.

The 4-semester multi-subject Master's course History and Culture (Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften (GuK)) is a strongly research-oriented Master's degree course. It provides the framework for a combination of a variety of historically, philologically and culturally-oriented study subjects of the faculties 03 and 04, e.g. the subjects:

  • Protestant and Catholic Theology,
  • History,
  • Eastern European History,
  • Classical Archaeology,
  • Greek and Latin Philology,
  • Art History,
  • Art Education,
  • Music,
  • Philosophy. 

It is also structured such that its individual subjects can be combined with the philological subjects of the faculty 05 (German Studies, English Language, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages) and with the subjects Sociology, Political Science and Education (faculty 03).

The subjects which have come together in the multi-subject course of studies History and Culture have configured their syllabuses in such a way so that they are able to combine not only among themselves but also to allow participation in further subjects.

Within the framework of the multi-subject Master`s course History and Culture, the students extend their historical, critical-hermeneutic and also philological and rhetorical linguistic competences, which were acquired in preceding BA studies at JLU Gießen or equivalent humanistic BA studies at other universities. Students will also deal with art education and artistic design.

With this the graduates are not only all personally and academically set for everyday life in science-, media- and information-based society, but also for the taking over of higher social responsibility.
They can recognize and understand developments in society, science and their professional area quickly and react adequately and flexibly.

Duration of studies 4 Semester 120 Credit Points (CP)

Duration of Studies

4 Semesters - 120 Credit Points (CP)

Composition of the Study Programme

Composition1

Composition of the Study Programme

Illustration der Beschreibung des Studienverlaufs

  1. The standard period of study is 4 semesters and this course of study consists of a major subject which covers 50 credit points (CP) and an ancillary subject with 40 credit points.
  2. The thesis (30 CP) can only be written in the major subject.
  3. Students can decide whether they would like to study the ancillary subject on a Bachelor's level. The subjects that are offered on Bachelor's level can be found in the study guide under "further information". Further information on the module plan can be found in the special regulations or in the study guides for the individual subjects which you can combine for one major and one ancillary subject.
Composition2

Major and minor subjects

You choose one major and one ancially subject from the range of subjects offered:

Subjectcan be studied as 
major  / minor            
Information

Protestant Theology

iwichtig | byBen Kahl/JLUcannot be combined with "Catholic Theology"

major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)

Journalism and Public History major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)
History major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)
Greek Philosophy major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)

Catholic Theology

iwichtig | byBen Kahl/JLUcannot be combined with "Protestant Theology"

major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)
Art History major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)
Art Education major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)
Classical Archaeology major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)
Latin Philolgy major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)
Music major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)
Eastern European History major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)
Philosophy major or minor

Study guide (in German)

Module plans (in German)
Education minor

Study guide (in German)

Sociology minor

Study guide (in German)

Political Science minor

Study guide (in German)

Further minor subjects

in the English Department

Minor subject

can be studied as  
major  / minor       
Information
Anglophone Literary, Culture and Medial Studies minor

Study guide (in German)

English Linguistics minor

Study guide (in German)

in the German Department

Minor subject

can be studied as  
major  / minor  
Informationen
Computerlinguistics and Text Technology minor

Study guide (in German)

German as a Foreign Language minor

Study guide (in German)

German Linguistics: Texts-Media-Language Competence minor

Study guide (in German)

German Literary Studies: German Literature - German Literatures minor

Study guide (in German)

Romance Studies

Minor subject

can be studied as  
major  / minor  
Information
French minor

please have a look at the study guide of  "Language, Literature and Culture" (same study subject) (in German)

Spanish minor pleaee have a look at the study guide of "Language, Literature and Culture" (same study subject) (in German)

in the Salvistic Department

Minor subject

can be studied as  
major  / minor  
Information
Czech minor please have a look at the study guide of "Language, Literature and Culture" (same study subject) (in German)
Polish minor please have a look at the study guide of "Language, Literature and Culture" (same study subject)" (in German)
Croation / Serbian minor please have a look at the study guide of "Language, Literature and Culture" (same study subject) (in German)
Russian minor please have a look at the study guide of "Language, Literature and Culture" (same study subject) (in German)
Slavistic Linguistics minor please have a look at the study guide of "Language, Literature and Culture" (same study subject) (in German)
Slavistic Languages and Cultures minor please have a look at the study guide of "Language, Literature and Culture" (same study subject) (in German)

Further Information

A description of the core- and specialisation modules can be found in the special regulations with module descriptions and module plans (in German)

More on this... ("Spezielle Ordnung")

 

Courses offered in the course catalogue

Application

Commencement of Studies in the Winter Semester

Commencement of studies

Only possible in the winter semester

Application: Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements

  • The requirement for acceptance into the Master`s course is to have completed a Bachelor`s degree with a relevant subject profile depending on the favoured subjects
  • Additionally, some subjects require a proof of sufficient language knowledge and/or aptitude tests.
  • For the subjects certain study and language skills are required. These are published in the Mitteilungen der Universität Gießen – MUG (official announcements of Justus Liebig University). Please also read the Studies Information (Studieninformationen) and if necessary, talk to the relevant faculty/department. Insofar as a minor subject from another Master`s course has been chosen in the MA course History and Culture, the study requirements which apply for this course of study are valid. 
    Information study requirements (in German)
Application not limited only winter

Application for admission and registration

  • The intake capacity of this degree programme is not limited internally by the university.
  • Applications must be received by the JLU Student Secretariat by 15th July. More on this...
  • Special regulations apply to foreign applicants or those who gained their university-entrance qualifications abroad. Read more...

Career Options

Career options

Career options

As graduates of the Master's programme"History and Culture", your professional opportunities are influenced by the subjects you choose. The competencies you will acquire in this Master's programme include

  • Problem identification and analysis, solution development,
  • Preparation and presentation of knowledge,
  • Coordination of work processes
  • and much more.

In general, it can be said that you are well suited for areas of

  • Communication,
  • further training and the
  • cultural sector.

Professional associations, the Employment Agency and various blogs dealing with career entry for scholars in the humanities, for example, provide interesting information on possible career prospects.

 

Doctoral Studies at JLU

Doctorate possible with a Master's degree

 

Graduate Centres

International Giessen Graduate Centre for Humanities

International

Incomings

Information about studying at Justus Liebig University Giessen (incomings)

 

Contact persons of faculty 03


International Office
General counseling of international students
Dr. Saltanat Rakhimzhanova, Patrycja Zakrzewska

Goethestr. 58, Room 38
35390 Giessen

Contact and office hours

Further Information

Further Information: Documents

PDF documents for the courses of study

Ben Kahl/JLU The study guides for the individual major and minor subjects can be found under "Composition of the Study Programme".

Examination- and study regulations

 

Courses offered in the course catalogue

Master's Degree Programmes of Faculty 04
    • Protestant Theology

    • Journalism and Public History
    • History

    • Greek Philology

    • Catholic Theology

    • Art History

    • Art Education

    • Classical Archaeology

    • Latin Philolgy

    • Music

    • Eastern European History

    • Philosophy

  • Philosophy
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Any Questions

Frage?

Any Questions?

Information- and advisory services of JLU can be found under the category “contact” on this page!

Contact

Subject Advisor

Subject Advisor

The subject advisors for the individual subjects in the Master's programme "History and Culture" can be found here:

More on this...(in German).

Central Study Advisor

Natascha Koch
Central Student Services

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