Master’s degree for continuing education
Political-Historical Studies

Political-Historical Studies

Political education is a necessary element of a free and open society that, in the course of the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, has evolved into a separate policy area. Effective work in this field requires not only thorough and up-to-date knowledge of politics, contemporary history, media and economics but also a high level of competence in methodologies and didactics.

The master's degree program for continuing education in Political-Historical Studies is offered by the University of Bonn in close cooperation with political foundations, museums, media organizations and institutions of political-historical education and mediation. The program straddles the disciplines political science, history and media studies. It is aimed at university graduates with a minimum of one year of relevant work experience who wish to gain additional qualifications that are both practice-oriented and academically sound.


Possible lines of work:

Work in political-historical education and mediation, museums/historic sites, libraries/archives, (political) foundations, adult education, national authorities/ministries, international organizations (IOs), non-governmental organizations NGOs), academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

Tuition: From the start of studies in 2023 expected to €7,800€ total

Master's degree programs for continuing education are subject to tuition. The amount of tuition depends on the range of courses offered in the particular degree program and is based the program’s scale of charges.

Open admission
Master’s degree for continuing education
4 Semester
Winter semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline (at least 180 ECTS credits)

German language proficiency (DSH level 3, CEFR level C2, as per DSH exam. regulations)

English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)

A minimum of one year of relevant work experience

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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