The aim of this program (exclusively taught in English) is to enable students to recognize and analyze complex social, political, cultural and economic phenomena of the present in their global and historical contexts. A global historical reflection of present challenges and problems (e.g. migration, conflicts about resources, rising nationalism, financial market crises etc.) is a promising tool to develop solutions for such issues.
In addition to a general introduction to the theories and methods of global history, you will learn how to analyze complex transnational phenomena, and how to re-evaluate them historically. You will be able to specialize in one of three world regions and expand your language skills accordingly: You can choose between Africa, Europe or the Atlantic World and the Americas; but you may also choose transnational/-regional history. Our Program consists of four main pillars: Foundations, Area Expertise and Language Courses, and Specialization. The fourth pillar consists of a Masterclass and your Master’s thesis – with a topic of your own choice.
The successful completion of your Master's degree opens up a wide range of occupational fields. You will be able to pursue a career in academia, to support international NGOs, or to join research institutions and associations. In addition, your cultural knowledge and skills will be in demand in policy consulting and internationally operating companies. Global historical questions are also becoming increasingly important in museum and exhibition work, as well as in journalism. The Master’s Program Global History at the University of Bayreuth will, of course, also enable you to do a doctorate as it is above all committed to the education of qualified future historians.
More information on the program is to be found on our website: https://www.global-history.uni-bayreuth.de/en/index.html
We are happy to receive your application at any time. The deadline for submitting your application is always 15 July – to enable you starting your studies in the following winter semester. Applications are only possible via this website (with further information):