Admission requirements and selection process

Admission to the Master’s degree programme in Global History Markets is competitive. Admission into the programme is based on proof of relevance of previous studies.

Proof of relevance of previous studies

  • A minimum of six semesters of study culminating in a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent course of study with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in one of the four study programmes "Economic and Social History", "Contemporary History", "Economics", "Business Administration", "Sociology" or "Political Science" or a closely related subject.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 150 of the 180 ECTS credits at the time of application. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications that do not meet this requirement.
  • Completed 60 ECTS credits and course work in Economic and Social History, Contemporary History, Business Administration, Economics, Sociology or Political Science including 30 ECTS credits in History of Companies, History of Industrialization, History of Globalization, History of Consumerism, Economic and Social- or General History of the 19th and 20th centuries, Contemporary Concepts and Methods of History, History of Economic Thought, Organizational Theory and Management, Institutional Economics, Evolutionary Econmics, International Trade Theory, Development Economics, Economic Policy, Economic Activity and Growth Theory, Price and Market Theory, Quantitative Methods, Economic Sociology, Economic Migration, Cultural Sciences, Political Economics or Globalization Studies. A minimum of 18 ECTS credits from these modules must be from coursework that is of intermediate or advanced levels.

Proof of relevant language skills

  • You can study the Master's degree programme in History of Global Markets either completely in German or completely in English. A combination of modules of both languages is also possible.
  • If German is not your native language, you will need to submit proof of your German language skills (for a list of accepted documents, see: "Required application documents").
  • Applicants whose mother tongue is English or who can submit proof of sufficient English language skills do not have to submit proof of German language skills. Language proficiency certificates must be presented at the moment of application and successful completion of the tests may not be older than three years at the moment of application (for a list of accepted documents, see: "Required application documents").

Please note

  • If you have not completed your degree at the time of application, the current average score will be calculated.
  • For courses to be considered intermediate or advanced, the course content must clearly go beyond introductory or basic concepts.
  • Determining the relevance of previous studies for the Master's degree programme in Economic and Social History will be based on the documents enclosed in the application (see: "Required application documents").

The selection process is a two-stage process. The initial selection round will evaluate candidates based on their written application. The second round will evaluate candidates based on personal interviews. Further information on the application process and eligibility requirements can be found in the admission regulations ("Ordnung über die Zugangsvoraussetzungen und über die Zulassung") for the Master’s degree in Economic and Social History (see: "Admission regulations").