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... looks into questions such as ...

  • Where do we derive our knowledge of historical events from?
  • Why is Caesar’s murder still of interest in the 21st century?
  • What was everyday life in a medieval city like?
  • How did economy and technology evolve?
  • Which role have women played in history?
  • Working independently is what I enjoy most in my degree programme. Being able to delve into a subject you're interested in is great!

    André Heckmann, Bachelor's degree read more ...

  • By deciphering Cicero, Caesar and Ovid, I had the feeling I was getting closer to antiquity.

    Tobias Nitschke, Master´s degree read more ...

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History, Bachelor 2 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

here in Bochum, students are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in a chosen subject as part of the Major programme, thus learning to comprehend, understand and evaluate historical contexts .

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • General historic eras: Ancient, Medieval and Modern (including subdivision into individual periods)
  • Focus on an individual region (e.g. Eastern Europe, North America, Turkey)
  • Systematic specialisation (e.g. gender, economy, environment, theory)
  • Aspects of professional practice
  • History of the Ruhrgebiet/Social movements (Institute for Social Movement, ISB)
  • Interdisciplinary and international specialisation (IDG, MMZ, CERES, Gender Studies etc.)

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • an interest in history
  • fondness for reading, including reading of historical sources and technical texts
  • basic skills of presenting specialist contents
  • an understanding of history as a whole rather than individual periods


  • getting to know historical worlds
  • developing ideas
  • argumentation strategies and research theses
  • subject-specific discussions

struggle through:

  • a plethora of specialist literature and sources pertaining to key topics to meet standard requirements
  • preparing numerous written papers and oral presentations
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in traditional history-related fields (museums, archives, memorials)
  • in the media industry (print, radio, television)
  • in libraries
  • in the education sector
  • in the PR industry

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done in the 3rd-5th semester.
Duration: min. 4 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 3rd or 4th semester.
Duration: 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Iris Kwiatkowski
Building, Room: GA 4/34
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22650
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Geschichte
Building, Room: GA 5/37
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27896
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