History (Bachelor)

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The University of Vienna’s bachelor’s programme in History provides basic education in history, following recommendations of the History Subject Area (Tuning Educational Structures in Europe – CLIOHnet). It prepares students for postgraduate studies in the field of humanities, social sciences or cultural studies. Moreover, graduates are well-prepared for a career in occupational fields that require knowledge of history, competences in communicating this knowledge, digital and media competences, international experience, a high level of independence and the ability to work in teams. By the end of the degree programme, students have to provide evidence of knowledge of Latin (10 hours per week per semester).

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 603

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 60 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination

Curriculum

Attention

Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in History consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) and compulsory modules (in the fields of academic research and writing, aspects and spaces, eras, specialisation). In addition to or instead of extension curricula, students also have the opportunity to choose elective modules from the curriculum. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • History of historiography
  • Archival science
  • Philosophy of science
  • Middle ages
  • Global history

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.



After Graduation

Graduates are well-prepared to work in occupational fields that require knowledge of history, competences in communicating this knowledge, digital and media competence, international orientation, a high level of independence and the ability to work in teams:

  • historical research and historical education
  • archives, documentation, exhibitions, museums, media and the cultural sector
  • subject-specific adult education and continuing education and training
  • publishing
  • gender mainstreaming
  • communication of history
  • tourism.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates