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Art History Master's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

The master’s programme Art History intends to enhance the students’ scientific research profile, and enhance, deepen and specialise their specialised skills. Besides broadening their knowledge of landmarks of Art History, the master’s programme intends to convey knowledge about typical content-related and theoretical literature. This course also provides specific knowledge and scientific skills for working with traditional (books, journals, etc.) and new media (CD-ROM, internet, etc.) to collect information. These studies aim to enable students to address scientific problems using subject-related methods and theories. Since it is crucial for Art History specialists to be able to present their scientific findings in an appropriate written and oral form, this programme places great emphasis on this aspect. In this sense, the master’s thesis should comply with scientific standards of this discipline. Since Art History represents an interface between art and the public realm, students also acquire general skills.  These include skills in knowledge transfer, social and personal competences, as well as communication and teamwork skills.

Expected results

Graduates of the master’s programme Art History possess highly specialised competences enabling them to develop their scientific scope independently. They will be able to critically and objectively present their independently elaborated scientific results. They will be able to prepare scientific content both for specialist and lay target groups.  Moreover, they will have acquired soft skills such as theory and method-based troubleshooting competences, interdisciplinary analysis strategies and publishing competences.


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University degree
Master of Arts „MA“
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 066 835
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
type of study programme
Qualification level
Master (2nd study cycle)
Appropriate bachelor’s degree or equivalent


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