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Art History

Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master's program in Art History offers you the opportunity to specialize in your areas of interest and personal career aspirations within all epochs of European art history from the Middle Ages to the present. The basic knowledge you have already acquired in the Bachelor's program will be deepened in terms of content and differentiated in an interdisciplinary way. The University of Fribourg impresses with its diverse range of courses with different areas of focus, as well as with the opportunity to gain practical experience through excursions, workshops, internships and semesters abroad. 


For successful completion of the Master's program in Art History, you should bring the following with you:

  • Proof of at least 40 ECTS in art history from your bachelor's degree program.
  • Knowledge of English (B1 level) and a second modern foreign language (A2 level)
  • Knowledge of Latin or knowledge of a third modern foreign language (A2 level), which must be proven by the end of the 2nd semester of study
  • Interest in the historical development of works of art, artists, aesthetics and artistic elements
  • Independence and motivation to independently acquire knowledge and reflect on various contents
  • Openness towards professional experience through internships as well as towards stays abroad and excursions
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Academic calendar:

Winter and Summer Semester

Standard Period of Study:

4 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

120 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

with special prerequisites for admission
The admissions restrictions are determined by the admissions regulations for the individual field. For more detailed information, please visit your departmental academic advisor.

Higher semesters:

with special prerequisites for admission according to admission regulations

Application period: First semester: Winter Semester: 15 April - 15 August, Summer Semester: 1 November - 15 February
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: 15 April - 30 September, Summer Semester: 1 November - 31 March
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Application for this subject is only possible during the application period and is done online.
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Humanities

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Margarita Augustin
Kunstgeschichtliches Institut
Raum 3332
Platz der Universität 3
79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3099
Sprechstunde: Während des Semesters: Di 10-12 Uhr, Mi 11-13 Uhr

Examination Office

Werthmannstr.8/Rückgebäude, 79098 Freiburg

Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß GymPO I
Dr. Tobie Walther
Tel. 203-3221
Raum 02 010/2. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Magister- und Promotionsstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß WPO
Annette Ehinger
Tel. 203-2011
Raum 03 011/3. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Achtung: In der vorlesungsfreien Zeit gelten gesonderte Sprechstunden, bitte informieren Sie sich rechtzeitig vor einem Besuch.