Turkish Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Turkish Studies at the University of Vienna provides students with sound philological knowledge of modern Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, a second Turkic language and modern New Persian. Moreover, students acquire the ability to deal with current and historical topics relating to Turkish history, literature and history of arts, using an independent academic approach and with a focus on Ottoman studies and original sources. The master’s programme places particular emphasis on broadening students’ knowledge of Ottoman Turkish.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 675

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

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

It focuses on

  • Ottoman literature
  • Ottoman palaeography and diplomacy
  • Ottoman historical modules
  • Turkish and Turkic languages in the past and present
  • Modern Turkish, literature and language
  • Theoretical and methodological specialisation
  • Master’s coaching module

To complete the programme, students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Palaeography
  • Diplomacy
  • Kazakh
  • Turkic languages
  • Ottoman peoples

... 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 are qualified to pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • academia – research and teaching
  • as teachers at adult education institutions
  • tourism
  • as employees at companies active in the Turkish region
  • media
  • diplomatic service
  • national and international organisations
  • social counselling and NGOs
  • Austrian institutions working in the area of integration
  • cultural management: planning and organisation of academic and cultural events
  • public relations and administration of institutions in the academic and cultural area (archives, libraries, museums, media).

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: 2.1 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.2 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 15 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master’s programmes in Oriental 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).