Slavonic Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Slavonic Studies equips students with comparative, contrastive, historical and theoretical knowledge of Slavonic languages, literatures and cultures in the past and present, taking account of their internal and external connections. In addition, students acquire knowledge of the academic discourse, as well as active and passive language skills in two or more Slavonic languages.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 250

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Sprache: German

NO entrance examination



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 degree programme consists of compulsory modules on the following subjects: Language acquisition and specialisations in linguistics, literary and cultural studies, or history and philology. In addition, students have to complete the master’s module, including a master’s thesis and a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

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

  • Language acquisition
  • Linguistics
  • Old Church Slavonic
  • Literary and cultural studies
  • 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 can pursue a career in the following areas: library sector, publishing and media, practical areas of application for languages or teaching languages, cultural management, companies, banks and diplomatic services.

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.

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).