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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften

MA European History

The Joint Master Course “Master in European History (MEH)“ is based on the initiative of UNICA - Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe. It is a stimulating interdisciplinary, comparative Master' programme offered by a consortium of 9 universities situated in 8 major European capitals. The full-time programme consists of four semesters, during which students study at up to two or three of the programme's partner universities.

Graduates of the MEH will be awarded the title „Master of Arts“ (M.A.) with a common certificate by partner universities the student studied at. The awarding institutions are the first semester (home) university and the host university/ universities - only in case that both universities are full members of the consortium. It is compulsory for the students to study at least one semester (30 ECTS credits) at a partner university of the programme. The students will be awarded a Joint Degree if they have studied at least one semester at a full member partner university. If the students spend one semester at an associated member they will obtain a simple HU degree. It is additionally possible for the students admitted at Humboldt University, to spend an exchange semester at one of our many Erasmus-partner universities.

The Joint MA in European History is particularly suited for students interested in pursuing an internationally mobile career. This diverse programme focuses on comparative analysis of European history. It will help to strengthen the European mobility and the knowledge of foreign languages, and it will offer the opportunity to gain intercultural experiences.

The degree qualifies the holder in research, writing, and analytical skills that can be used for a broad range of careers, e.g. in education, journalism, finance, governance and the cultural sector. It also offers an excellent basis for students interested in going on to a PhD in History or similar disciplines.

In principle, English is the language of instruction and will be accepted at all partner universities for presentations, assignment and the Master thesis. The partner universities offer modules in English for at least 30 ECTS as a core programme per semester, complemented by courses or modules in other languages (e.g. language of the host university).


The partner universities: 

Full members

Associated members

how to apply?

Information here: LINK


Application deadline for the winter semester 2017/2018:

1st of May–31st of May 2017


online application for german applicants: Link  and for international applicants: Link

Module overview and study structure


Study and Examination Regulations:

Study and Examination Regulations 2014

Study and Examination Regulations 2012 and 1. Änderung der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung vom 10.07.2013

more information / contact:

Student Advisor

Maleen Harten

Friedrichstraße 191-193

10117 Berlin

room 5010

+4930 2093 70611

consultation hours: Tuesday 10-12 am


Please note:

the office is closed from the 13th-21st of September

--> Consultation Hours: on the 12th of September from 10-12 am + 23rd of September from 10-12 am!

--> No consultation hour on the 4th of October , but on the 5th of October from 10-12 am




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