Within the scope of the Dual-subject Bachelor, you can take History
as a primary or secondary dual subject (60 ECTS) or
as a Minor (30 ECTS) combined with a Major
History can be studied either in connection with a non-teaching career goal or as a professional teaching qualification. If you want to become a teacher, you must follow the combinations of subjects for each teaching position.
The study of history deals with past and present political and social realities, with people, structures, processes, and events in politics and society, economics and culture. These dimensions are addressed in context and with reference to historical change. This programme at the University of Oldenburg trains students in the didactic dimension of their subject, preparing them not only to analyse the emergence of and changes in historical consciousness, but also to convey their knowledge to others, either inside or outside of a school environment. This didactic approach to history for educational or non-education career fields has a long tradition at the University of Oldenburg. Research is carried out in all areas, from ancient to modern history; research focal points include the comparative history of north-western Europe from the middle ages to the present, as well as history didactics. The history of east Europe is a structure feature of both research and teaching in Oldenburg.
In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.
German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)
English Language Proficiency see admissions regulations
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level B1 or
if applicants are native speaker or they have university entrance qualification obtained in English
The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements
Students who intend to acquire a Master of Education for teaching in the Gymnasium must provide evidence of their skills in Latin or subject-related Latinproficiency as well as proficiency in a newer foreign language (e.g. proven by the general university entrance qualification) by the time of registration of the Master's thesis at the latest.
Students who intend to acquire a Master of Education for teaching at vocational schools must provide evidence of their skills in Latin or subject-related Latin proficiency at the latest by the time they register for the Master's thesis.
It is strongly recommended that students seek to fulfill the above requirements during their studies at the bachelor's level.
This dual-subject bachelor's degree qualifies students to move on to the master's of education or to seek employment in archives, libraries, historical associations, adult education, municipal or private museums, journalism, positions in associations and parties, private firms with a historical orientation (such as tourism), and the organisation of historical exhibitions and events.