BA History

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
3 years
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Entry Requirements

  • Higher-education entrance qualification
  • Good German-language knowledge.
    • The “Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH)” is the German language proficiency examination required for admission to universities


  • Ancient History: political anthropology, religions of Antiquity and Greek cultural history
  • Medieval History: comparative history of Europe in the Middle Ages, figurations of order, perception and identity formation, forms and representations of rule
  • Early Modern History: comparative history of Europe in the early modern age, perception of self and others, identity formation, forms and representations of rule, political theory, media history, historical imagology.
  • Late Modern History: general history of the 19th and 20th centuries, global history, globalisation processes and transnational networks, history of European expansion and colonialism
  • Contemporary History: comparative history of Europe, overcoming of dictatorships and rise of civil societies in the 20th century, historical peace and conflict research, and memorial cultures
  • American History: history of racial relations and Afro-American civil rights, the USA in international relations, constitutional history, cultural history.
  • East European History: history of Russia, Ukraine and the Soviet Union in the 19th and 20th centuries, dictatorship comparison – Stalinism/National Socialism and Second World War
  • Regional History: history of political/social orders in medieval Europe, comparative regional history in European contexts and history of the Kurpfalz (Heidelberg and environs)
  • Historical Methodology: emphasis on palaeography/codicology and documentology in close conjunction with the Department of Medieval and Early Modern Latin Studies
  • Economic and Social History: linkage of perspectives and methods in economic, social and cultural history, European economic and social history from the 18th to the 21st century
  • Public History: interrelations between historical studies and the public domain, applied history, audio-visual aspects of historical studies and historical exhibitions

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