Romance Studies (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Romance Studies is based on two principles: equipping students with excellent language skills in a first Romance language and solid basic language skills in a second Romance language. Moreover, it aims at developing comprehensive subject-specific competences. In addition to the traditional subject areas of linguistics and literary studies, the bachelor’s programme places a focus on media studies and regional studies.

To reach the high level of language skills in the first Romance language, students must have language proficiency in the language they selected when they start to study: level B1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) for French, Italian and Spanish, or level A1 for Portuguese and Romanian.

In addition, students have to pass the supplementary examination for Latin by the end of the degree programme.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 646

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 45 ECTS credits of extension curricula/alternative extensions)

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 19.07.2019

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


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 Romance Studies consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), compulsory modules focusing on acquisition of a Romance language (Français/Italiano/Castellano/Português/Româna), as well as the modules Linguistics and Literature, and Media and Regional Studies. The following phase of the degree programme includes an alternative compulsory module aimed at academic or language extension, as well as an alternative compulsory module on acquisition of a second Romance language. To complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor's theses.

Module overview

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Linguistics
  • Literary studies
  • Media studies
  • Regional studies
  • Cultural studies

... and many more.

 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

The bachelor’s programme in Romance Studies prepares students for a career as mediators between languages and cultures in a wide range of application fields, such as:

  • education management
  • language planning and intercultural communication
  • international project management
  • press, radio and television
  • cultural management
  • advertisement, marketing and consulting
  • tourism and
  • publishing and libraries.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.4 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3,0 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 107 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Romance Studies graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 64% of graduates are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,378 gross/month.
  • 13% of graduates work in the education sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "BA Romance Studies".