African Studies (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in African Studies aims at equipping students with fundamental and application-oriented knowledge of African societies with respect to language, history and literature. Moreover, it aims at imparting knowledge of the African diaspora and the role of Africa in a global context.

Graduates have active (spoken and written) language competence in a supra-regional common African language corresponding to level B2 or in two African languages corresponding to level A2, as well as fundamental knowledge of the methods and subjects of African linguistics, literature and history.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 697

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 African Studies comprises an Introductory and Orientation Period (Basics of African Studies), an Emphasis Phase, a period focusing on language acquisition and a period of specialisation.

Five concepts

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

  • Bambara
  • Hausa
  • Diaspora
  • Colonialism
  • Sociolinguistics

 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 have active (spoken and written) language competence in a supra-regional common African language as well as fundamental knowledge of the methods and subjects of African linguistics, literature and history. Potential employers of graduates of the bachelor’s programme in African Studies include:

  • academic research institutions
  • publishers
  • museums, archives, documentation centres
  • companies active in Africa, as well as
  • international and national governmental and non-governmental organisations.

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