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Study Modern History in Germany: 6 Universities with 7 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Modern History is the academic study of significant events and developments from the late Middle Ages to the present day. This field covers a range of pivotal moments, including the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, world wars, and the Cold War. Students explore the social, political, economic, and cultural transformations that have shaped the modern world. The curriculum includes the analysis of historical documents, critical examination of historical narratives, and understanding historical context. Skills developed include critical thinking, research, and effective communication. Graduates often find careers in education, journalism, public policy, or archival work, where they apply their understanding of the past to inform contemporary issues and future challenges.

Overview

masters
7

Study Programs in English

universities
6

Universities

ranking
5

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (6 programs for EU citizens, 5 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 1,500 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between April 15 and November 15

Summer Semester

between and

View all 7 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Modern History

#351-400Times Higher Education Ranking
Justus Liebig University Giessen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 27,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #396, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #601-700

Tuition Fees

6
5
2
0
0
0

3 English Degree Programs for Modern History in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
0% local admission restriction (local NC)
71.4% no admission restriction
28.6% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

71.4% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
28.6% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Modern History in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (4 programs )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (2 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (4 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (2 programs )

1 English Degree Program for Modern History in Germany

Program Features

2-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

85.7%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

0%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Modern History

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Goethe University Frankfurt

public University · No. of Students: 43,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Justus Liebig University Giessen

public University · No. of Students: 27,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Touro University Berlin | A Campus of Touro University New York • USA

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 150

Program Fees: € 780

M.A. (Master of Arts)

University of Duisburg-Essen

public University · No. of Students: 41,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

University of Freiburg

public University · No. of Students: 24,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

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