Universität Innsbruck

Bachelor's Programme History

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The students of the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in History acquire basic knowledge of historical periods, key dates and connections and their diverse historical expressions.

In this programme students learn to understand different cultures of the past and present and to approach contemporary issues in an impartial, objective and analytical way by considering different research perpectives (e.g. political, social, economic).

Please note: the language of instruction for this programme is German.


Faculty of Philosophy and History

Level of Qualification
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0222 History and Archaeology

Study code
UC 033 603

Supplemental Examination
Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the bachelor's degree programme if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.

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Graduates are able to elaborate, evaluate and implement scientific issues in the fields of the humanities and to apply them in interdisciplinary contexts. They possess scientifically well-founded theoretical and methodical problem-solving skills and multidisciplinary competences such as presentation skills, information and self-management.

The Bachelor’s Programme History offers basic education in human sciences and prepares for a master’s programme in the humanities. It conveys basic knowledge of historical categories, key data and connections in temporal and spatial diversity, which is to be presented from different research perspectives (e.g. cultural, political, social, economic) promoting the understanding of different cultures in the past and present and allowing a possibly unprejudiced, factual-analytical access to current problems of the present time. 

Students learn to question assured knowledge and receive instructions how to recognize the historicity of gender constructions, ideologies and religious concepts. Aparf from these expert skills, the study programme also imparts general skills such as independent research of information and knowledge, identifying and analysing complex connections and their verbal and oral presentation as well as working in a team. The examination with foreign teaching and learning environments is to be facilitated with a semester abroad.

The Bachelor’s Programme History offers comprehensive basic education in the humanities and prepares for occupational activities in public service, the cultural and social field, media, economy, politics and political counseling. Additonal personal qualifications according to individual inclinations (e.g. languages) complement the study programme.

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