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Studying and researching abroad

In Module "Practice (30 credits)

- Students complete a research project abroad, normally combined with a semester abroad at an international university or

- Students complete a work placement/internship abroad or a work placement within Germany with an international element, e.g. at the Department of Foreign Affairs, at NGOs etc.

Internships/work placements can also be combined with research stays.

Study abroad as part of the mobility window (in the 2nd oder 3rd semester)

Students of MA Atlantic Studies have access to the following cooperation agreements with universities in countries outside of Europe:


A semester abroad can also be completed at a European University where topics related to the programme are taught, for example at the French Universities Poitiers and Rouen, at the Danish Roskilde University, at Spanish Universities in Madrid (Universidad Autónoma and Universidad de Alcalá), Salamanca (Universidad de Salamanca) and Castellón (University Jaume I) as well as in Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) and Braga (Universidade do Minho) in Portugal.

Information about a semester abroad at European universities as part of university cooperation/ partnerships (ERASMUS programme) is available from Prof. Brigitte Reinwald: brigitte.reinwaldhist.uni-hannover.de

See also the "study abroad" section of the Department of History

Advice on application procedures and funding for stays abroad is available from the University’s International Office  (http://www.international.uni-hannover.de/international.html)

During a stay abroad for research and study purposes, students develop and put into practice a strategy for solving a research question that is to be the subject of the Master’s thesis. The research question arises from the context of the degree programme’s lectures and seminars, especially from the integrated research module. The research stays are always supervised by a lecturer. For a one-semester research and study stay at a foreign university, 30 credits are generally awarded.

Study and examination achievements completed as part of the five elective modules during a second semester abroad can be recognised, too. We will work with you to create a so-called Learning Agreement before the start of your study abroad, showing which of your achievements will be credited to you on your return (the research project is also covered by the Learning Agreement).The recognition of performed achievements is carried out in accordance with the standards applicable throughout  Leibniz University: http://www.uni-hannover.de/de/studium/anerkennung/. Of course, partial performance per module can also be credited.