Students reading texts together at a table

Study Programme

Students reading texts together at a table
Image: Alexis Brown

With its courses on the History of the Natural Sciences (B.A., M.Sc.), the Friedrich Schiller University Jena is one of the few places in Germany where the History of Science is taught as an independent discipline. We offer the History of Science both as a stand-alone Master’s programme as well as in the Bachelor’s programme.

Book cover Thomas S. Kuhn "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions".
What is the History of Science? What is the History of Science for?
Photograph of a stack of books on the subject of university history
Master’s programme “History of Sciences”
Photograph of a stack of books on the history of science
History of Science as minor in Bachelor of Arts programmes
Photograph of an exhibition room in the Phyletic Museum of the University of Jena with visitors
Professional fields for historians of science
Open books photographed from above.
Current courses
Participants of the Spring School 2023 in Jena
Looking back at Spring School 2023
European Philosophy of Science: Current influences on history and philosophy of science and science communication