Department of History


In brief!

Academic title: Master of History (mag. hist.)

Duration of studies: 4 semesters

Completion of studies: a min of 120 ECTS credits, passing of all exams and thesis defence presentation

Students can choose between two branches: Antiquity and Middle Ages or Modern History.

In each semester, students take compulsory and elective courses (a minimum of 30 ECTS credits).

As a rule, the students’ work in all courses is evaluated throughout the semester through periodic tests (preliminary exams, tests) and based on activities at lectures, seminars and exercises (account for 70% of the final mark) and the final exam (account for 30% of the final mark). This model encourages students to study regularly and master the teaching material.

The programme of graduate university studies in History is available at this link.


What are you going to learn?

At this level of education, students deepen their knowledge and perfect the skills they acquired during their undergraduate studies, i.e. critical thinking and independence in work, mastering research methodology and the skills to write and present a scientific paper. Graduate university studies in History enable the student to progress from basic education towards an increasing specialisation.

Programme for Acquiring Teacher’s Qualifications


The Programme for Acquiring Teacher’s Qualification (PT) is a life-long learning programme. Accommodating the PT to the studies implemented at our University has proved to be necessary for ensuring the acquisition of qualifications permitting our students to work in educational institutions.

Additional courses included in this programme (psychology, education sciences, didactics, methods of teaching, etc.) enable them to acquire professional knowledge and skills such as:

  1. Develop teaching qualifications;
  2. Mobilise and encourage students to study;
  3. Create and uphold an environment conducive to studying;
  4. Organise teaching subjects;
  5. Plan teaching and the processes of instruction and study;
  6. Mark and evaluate knowledge.


Upon completing their studies, students receive a Certificate. The Certificate is proof that the student in entitled to work in educational institutions, as prescribed in the Act on Education in Primary and Secondary Schools (Article 105), and has earned 60 ECTS credits of teaching qualifications. The Certificate is also one of the required conditions for passing an examination of professional aptitude.


What can you do after your studies?

After completing their graduate studies, students are qualified to work in the civil service, public administration, diplomatic service, media and publishing houses, tourism, cultural, scientific and other institutions, and in the educational system (primary and secondary schools). Having completed graduate studies, students fulfil the conditions to enrol in postgraduate university (doctoral) studies.

You can get information about postgraduate university (doctoral) studies in History at the Catholic University of Croatia at this link.


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