Bachelor's Programme History

As of winter semester 2015/2016 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. For information on the succeeding bachelor’s programme please consult this page »

Faculty Faculty of Humanities 1
Duration/ ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Qualification Level Bachelor (First Cycle )
Mode of Study Full-Time
Study Code C 033 603
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2009W) *
Admission Requirements Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
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.


* Information on the Curriculum (2009W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies

  available at: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

 

Austrian grading
 scheme
 Definition
 %-age
      
 1  EXCELLENT:
 Outstanding performance
29.4
= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
32.6
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
23.4
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
14.6
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Source: Academic year 2016/2017


Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subjects.

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the following course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:

  1. VO Methods and History of the Historical Sciences (PM 2 lit. a/2 hours/3.75 ECTS-Credits)
  2. VO Sources and Methods of the Historical Sciences (PM 2 lit. b/2 hours/3.75 ECTS-Credits)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Introduction and Orientation Phase for Students (STEOP) and to write a bachelor's thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

First Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to the Study of History I: Working Methods
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to the Study of History II:
                             Theories, Methods and History of  the Historical Sciences
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Ancient History
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Economic and Social History

Second Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of the History of Modern Times
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of the History of the Middle Ages
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Scientific Research in Ancient History
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Economic and Social History

Third Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Austrian History
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Contemporary History
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Scientific Research in Modern History
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

Fourth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Scientific Research in Medieval History
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Scientific Research in Contemporary History
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Scientific Research in Austrian History
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of European Ethnology

Fifth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Region and History
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module for the Bachelor's Thesis
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module for the Bachelor's Thesis

Sixth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: History outside Europe
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Philosophy of Science
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module for the Bachelor's Thesis
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module or Internship

Qualification Profile and Skills

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.

Expected Learning Outcomes

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.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

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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Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Mag. Dr. Ingrid Böhler

Dean of Studies
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Monika Fink

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