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History B.A.


Bachelor of Arts

Program structure

Combinatory degree programs: These programs combine either a bachelor's subject with a second major subject, or a bachelor's subject with two minor subjects.
You can choose (almost) all the subjects offered by the three philosophical faculties. In addition, second majors and minors can be chosen in business administration, economics, business information systems (only as a second major), and it may be possible to apply for a second major or minor in further subjects.

Subject are put together in the following combinations:

  • either: 1 bachelor's subject (including the thesis) + 1 second major
  •  or: 1 bachelor's subject (including the thesis) + 2 minor subjects

List of subjects involved

Special features

No special features.


Acquisition of historical knowledge in the sub-disciplines of antiquity, the Middle Ages, modern times and regional history as well as on subject-related scientific work; in addition, a set of tools necessary for scientific work and a systematic orientation are acquired; acquisition of knowledge from various practical areas and interdisciplinary cultural studies competence; in-depth historical factual and methodological knowledge with inclusion of current research controversies; ability to analyze and interpret sources and representations as well as to place special questions in the overall historical context; acquisition of sound knowledge of political history, constitutional, economic and social history, the history of ideas and culture in antiquity, the Middle Ages and modern times as well as the ability to work independently according to scientific principles.

Professional prospects / competencies

Further education and adult education, publishing and press, radio, television and new media, museums and exhibitions, management consulting, management and marketing, politics and consulting, public relations and cultural management etc.

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

We recommend all students develop specializations aiding their future careers by arranging suitable internships.

Disciplines involved

Not specified

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 6 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

180 ECTS credits overall;
comprising 90 ECTS credits in the bachelor's subject, 60 ECTS credits in the second subject and 30 ECTS credits in each minor subject

Language of instruction


Program can be started

In the winter and summer semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Sound general education; linguistic confidence (oral and written); enjoyment in dealing with texts; interest in political-historical issues.

Restricted admittance

No, this program is does not have restricted admission based on grades

Legal requirements for admission

General university entrance qualification, subject-related university entrance qualification or vocational qualification

Application deadline(s)

An application is not necessary, as the program is not admission restricted.

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office

Language skills needed

Latin and one modern foreign language if history is studied as a first or second major.
One modern foreign language and Latin or two modern foreign languages if history is studied as a minor.

Information on German language certificates for international applicants

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Information on the application documents for international applicants.

Contact within the faculty


Karsten Barf-Fleischmann 
Phone +49941 943-5657
E-Mail karsten.barf@geschichte.uni-regensburg.de


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