Doctrine and studies
Core of historical studies at the Humboldt University Istein Bachelor of Arts, which can be studied with a teaching option, and for the subsequent Master of Arts or Master of Education qualified. Here one is introduced to the methods, theories and main contents of the various eras, with great content, there is freedom. The events on the individual modules can be largely put together the students themselves. In the depression phase, the focus is on two periods. The bachelor program is its emphasis on imparting knowledge of history and historiography, and also here is already great value placed on independent work. Participatory teaching methods such as seminars, tutorials, exercises and project are in the foreground. In addition are shown in internships and job-oriented events possible future connections to professional fields.
At the bachelor's followed by an optional master's program. In contrast to BA, it is decidedly research-oriented. Here, students learn to focus on a key era history as a research science. You train the research as a methodological activity and combining their own substantive priorities. In essays, term papers and final thesis they are looking for based on the analysis of contemporary sources to come to our own results and to see themselves as part of an international research community.
Many graduates of the master, then create a PhD thesis and. You can do this with grants and research projects that exist at the institute in large numbers do, for example during an activity as a student assistant. Many of the students are involved in a graduate program in a structured doctoral training and experience here is a regular training supervision and self-organized framework.
With a bachelor's or master's degree in history, but you can be far more than professional historians. The greater part of our graduates will work in the media, politics and policy advice, educational institutions, foundations or from companies. With the help of internships and personal contacts we make the transition. With the skills learned during their studies, graduates of the Institute of History have good career prospects. Unemployment among humanities scholars has dropped steadily in recent years. Historians have, moreover, the best opportunities because education is expected of them, independent thinking, rapid incorporation into other subject areas, to writing and language skills as well as great flexibility.