Program Introduction

In the winter semester 2008/09, the Freie Universität Berlin and the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam introduced the Master’s degree program in Public History. This new degree accounts for the media’s growing interest in history and society’s increasing interest in museums, memorial sites and other spaces of historical commemoration and education. This unique Master’s degree program prepares students for occupations that require the preparation and dissemination of academic research for the general public.
In the new degree program students develop skills and competences which enable them to present historical problems and issues to the general public via different forms of media.

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. in Public History

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Digital Media
  • Editing
  • Film/Video
  • Historical Administration
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History
  • Other
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing

How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

Deadline To Apply

May 31