2 years
Aug Feb
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 3,004
CHF 3,000
Foreign students
USD 3,004
CHF 3,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Master program in History at the Institute of History at the University of Bern is designed to expand students' knowledge of methodology and empirical research and results, whereby the major courses of study focus on the ability to independently produce scholarly work. Students can either focus on one or two subjects that they choose themselves. The institute's goal is to expand students' knowledge of the historical dimension of human existence in the context of the interdependence between politics, society, the economy, the environment and culture.

Further aims are to get students to critically question handed-down concepts and memories, to highlight long-neglected interconnections and to counteract opinions that are commonly held to be true. These aspects, as well as an individual focus on specific topics and methods of historical research, will enable students to complete tasks that generally cannot be conceptualized or conducted in such form in other disciplines both within and outside the humanities and social sciences.

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized Swiss university with a major in History. Additional coursework for history may be required.
  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a major in a different branch of study, provided additional coursework for a maximum of 60 ECTS credits is completed as one of the requirements for successfully completing the Master program.

*All requirements must be met before a student can be admitted to the Master program. All additional requirements must be met in order to complete the Master program.