Ancient History and Studies in Classical Antiquity (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Ancient History and Studies in Classical Antiquity mainly addresses Greek and Roman history covering its entire extent in respect of space, time and content. Moreover, it covers the study of sources such as epigraphy, papyrology and antique numismatics, and is closely connected to classical philology.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 607

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 60 ECTS Credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination


new Curriculum - starting winter semester 2019/20


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 Ancient History and Studies in Classical Antiquity comprises an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) with the compulsory module Principles of Thinking in Historical and Cultural Studies and Acient History: Basic Knowledge and Methods, as well as the groups of compulsory modules Greek History and Roman History, and the compulsory modules Etruscology and Studies in Classical Antiquity, the group of compulsory modules Source Studies and the compulsory module Ancient Languages. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

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

  • Epigraphy
  • Papyrology
  • Roman history
  • Etruscology
  • Antiquity

 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: 

  • academic research and educational institutions
  • teaching
  • journalism
  • cultural work and management in the public sector
  • adult education
  • cultural tourism. 

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

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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).

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