University of Göttingen

History of Global Markets

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: History, Ancient Studies, Business Administration, Global & European Studies
English & German
Winter semester: 15 Jun
Summer semester: 15 Nov
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the courses "Economic and social history", "Modern and recent history", "Economics", "Business administration", "Sociology" or "Political science" or in a technically closely related subject.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

Provisional access is granted to anyone who has not yet completed a course of study at the time of application, but who has acquired at least 150 credits in a relevant Bachelor's degree program or an equivalent degree program.

The prerequisite for the professional relevance of the preliminary study is proof of at least the following achievements:

  1. Achievements in economic and social history, modern and modern history, economics, business administration, sociology, or political science to the extent of at least 60 credits, including.
  2. Services in the areas of corporate history, history of industrialization, global history, consumer history, economic and social or general history of the 19th and 20th centuries, newer concepts and methods of historical science, history of economic thinking, organizational theory and management, institutional economics, evolutionary economics, foreign trade theory, development economics, economic policy, economic and growth theory, price and market theory, quantitative methods, economic sociology, migration sociology, cultural studies, political economy or globalization studies totaling at least 30 credit points, including at least 18 credit points from modules with a medium or high academic level.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min C1
min 6
min 80
min 550
min III
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least B.
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: At least C.
min DSH 2
min TDN 4
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Applicants whose mother tongue is not German and who do not have a German university entrance qualification or have a bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree from a German university must have sufficient knowledge of the German language. The proof of the English language is not necessary for applicants whose native language is English or who have sufficient knowledge of the English language. The English language knowledge can also be proven by proof of performance in at least one business English course at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(GER) in the course, on the basis of which the application is made, a certificate of completion of a successfully completed, at least two-year, exclusively English-language study program. Proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language must be given by November 15th in the case of enrollment in the winter semester and by May 15th in the case of enrollment in the summer semester.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 01 (German)May 01 (EU)May 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:October 01 (German)October 01 (EU)October 01 (Non EU)
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The following documents must be enclosed with the application for authorization, which must be signed by hand:

  1. The applicant's diploma in the form of certified copies or certified German or English translations if the originals are not in English or German; if a certificate of completion is not yet available, a certificate (with a verification key or certificate from the issuing institution) must be submitted stating the work performed, the credits and the average grade.
  2. A tabular curriculum vitae in German or English with a meaningful description of the educational path.
  3. Proof of sufficient English and German language skills (see language requirements).
  4. A statement as to whether the applicant has successfully, unsuccessfully, or not yet completed a closely related master's degree.
  5. A written description in German or English, which shows the motivation of the applicant for the inclusion of this course or the research interest.
  6. Extracts from the module handbook or other documents that can be used to check the performance.

Applications that are not received in full, in due form, or on time are excluded from the further procedure. The submitted documents remain with the university.

If a student makes it believable that he or she is at a disadvantage compared to other applicants due to disability due to the selection process, a suitable disadvantage compensation must be granted by the selection committee upon request.

Further Information

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Course Website