Transcultural Communication (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Transcultural Communication strives to impart basic academic knowledge and methods as well as practical skills, preparing students for a profession in the area of transcultural communication. Students acquire a high level of language and cultural competence as well as contrastive (subject-specific) text competence in three working languages – German in combination with two additional working languages. Therefore, the bachelor’s programme develops students’ basic translation competences.

Students can choose from the following languages: German, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 032 xxx xxx

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Sprache: German & two further languages (available options: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, English, French, Italien, Polish, Portuguse, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian)

Entrance exam procedure


Facts & Figures

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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 consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) and additional compulsory modules: Further Consolidation of Language Competence; Language and Communication B-Language; Language and Communication C-Language; Meta Skills (project management, presentation techniques, media literacy); Culture and Communication – Further Consolidation; Scientific Foundations; Text and Discourse – Basic Level and Further Consolidation; Specialised Communication and Knowledge Transfer; Basic Translation Competence 1 and 2; Professional Profiles and further Specialisations. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Language, text and culture
  • Transculturality
  • Specialised communication
  • Multilingualism
  • Discourse analysis

... 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

Graduates of the bachelor’s programme are qualified to communicate contents in a range of different communication situations and for a variety of target groups and cultures in their working languages. This enables them to pursue a career in a variety of occupational fields in the business sector or public administration, as well as with public, private and cultural institutions and companies that cooperate with partners around the world and have an international clientele.

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: 2.9 (satisfactory)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.2 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 278 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 Translation and Interpreting 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 ...

  • 57% of graduates are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,487 gross/month.
  • 9% 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 Transcultural Communication".