Academic programmes

Studying at the Department of History and Social Sciences

Prospective students who have questions concerning study programs should contact .

Application and Admission Procedures

International Students

  • If you are a student at one of our partner universities and wish to study one or two semesters at the Department of History and Social Sciences, then you can find more information under Exchange Students (incoming).
  • If you are a international degree-seeking student, who wants to obtain a degree from TU Darmstadt, and have an international university entrance qualification, you will find further information under International Students (degree seeking).

Degree Programmes

The Department of History and Social Sciences offers the following degree programs: Joint Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Teacher Training at Grammar Schools and Master of Education:

A Joint-Bachelor's qualification is aimed at school leavers with a higher education entrance qualification or to potential students who have completed such a qualification. Studying for a Bachelor's degree typically takes six semesters.

The degree programme Joint Bachelor of Arts allows two subjects to be studied side by side with equal weighting. The Joint Bachelor of Arts is a first degree, after which students can either enter the world of work or gain a further qualification by following an appropriate Master's programme. Following subjects can be studied (German taught):

Subject 1:

Digital Philology

German Studies

History

Musical Culture

Philosophy

Political Science

Sociology

Subject 2:

Digital Philology

German Studies

History

Musical Culture

Philosophy

Political Science

Sociology

Computer Science

Sports Science

Business Administration and Economics

The Joint Bachelor of Arts is a first academic degree with professional qualification. The combination of two subjects ensures on the one hand a unique broadness and variety within the basic education, which leads into a disciplinary specialization in a following master-program. On the other hand, it provides a greater flexibility as an one-subject-program by giving graduates the opportunity, to make their subject choice for the master-program after gaining scientific knowledge in two disciplines.

In addition, the program allows students an early introduction into interdisciplinary questions. The educational objectives in this field of study are a basic introduction to rational and scientific thinking, argumentation and working on the basis of a solid scientific training in two disciplines. An optional area provides also profession-relevant key competencies and interdisciplinary insights.

Course program documents Joint Bachelor of Arts (regulations, study and examination plans, module handbook)

Studying for a Bachelor's degree provides solid training in academic/scientific principles and is a first degree qualification. After completing a Bachelor's degree, students can either enter the world of work or gain a further qualification by following an appropriate Master's programme.

The following Bachelor of Arts programmes are offered at Department of History and Social Sciences (German taught):

Digital Philology

History with a Focus on Modern History

Political Science

Sociology

Course documents Bachelor of Arts (regulations, study and examination plans, module handbook)

To be accepted onto a Master's programme, it is an admission requirement to hold a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree on the same study path at TU Darmstadt or an equivalent qualification. Providing greater academic depth, the Master's programme builds on the first stage with successful completion resulting in a second degree. A Master's programme may be research-based or applied. A Master's degree qualifies the holder to begin studying for a doctorate and is the equivalent of the (previous) Diplom and Magister Artium qualifications.

The following Master of Arts programmes are offered at Department of History and Social Sciences:

Applied Linguistics

Data and Discourse Studies (English taught)

History

Governance and Public Policy

International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research

Linguistic and Literary Computing (bilingual German/English)

Philosophy

Political Theory

Sociology

Technology and Philosophy

Course documents Master of Arts (regulations, study and examination plans, module handbook)

TU Darmstadt prepares students to teach at grammar schools up to the first state examination. The course combines two subjects, which are studied side by side with equal weighting. State examinations are conducted by state examination offices, in this case the state education authority.

The following subjects as teaching degrees are offered at Department of History and Social Sciences (German taught):

German

History

Philosophy/Ethics

Politics and Economics

Course documents Teaching Degrees (regulations, study and examination plans, module handbook)

TU Darmstadt offers two-stage Bachelor's/Master's degrees for those wishing to teach at vocational schools. The Master's programme furthers your studies from the Bachelor of Education course and is combined with a subject (teaching subject). Study concludes with the academic designation Master of Education.

The following subjects are offered at Department of History and Social Sciences (German taught):

Catholic Religion

German Studies

Ethics

History

Politics and Economics

Protestant Religion

Course documents (regulations, study and examination plans, module handbook)