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Master's degree in art history
The Master's programme (4 semesters) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is entirely dedicated to art history. There is no longer a supplementary area as in the Bachelor's degree, but there is the possibility to attend courses from neighbouring disciplines or to take an interdisciplinary Master's module in the humanities and social sciences. The modular structures are flexible and allow and encourage independent study. The freedom to form one's own focal points, which grew continuously in the Bachelor's programme, is greatest in the Master's programme and ultimately leads to the choice of topic for the Master's thesis.
Degree and duration of study
After four semesters of standard study time, students graduate with the title Magister/Magistra Artium (Master of Arts). This is a consecutive Master's postgraduate degree with a scientific orientation, which requires a bachelor's degree in the same or a related subject.
The Master's programme is studied in one major subject only and is intended to enable students to work independently on scientific questions. 120 ECTS credits are to be acquired. The choice of courses is only prescribed to a limited extent. To a certain extent, suitable courses outside of art history can also be chosen. The writing of a major written work, the Master's thesis, is a component of the final examination. Up to 50 ECTS credits are awarded for writing the Master's thesis and for preparing for the oral examination.
Admission restrictions / selection procedure
The course of studies is admission-restricted. The number of places to be allocated is determined each semester. The selection criterion is the grade of the bachelor's degree examination or the final grade achieved in a comparable course of study. There is no additional test.