Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek Studies (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek Studies equips students with knowledge of the Byzantine and Greek culture from antiquity until the present time. It particularly focuses on the central facts, processes and contexts of history, language, literature and life in the Byzantine Empire and modern Hellenism, including their spiritual and material influence. 

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 669

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

Following an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) and a solid basic education in the core areas of the subject (medieval and modern Greek, Greek literature since late antiquity, Byzantine and Modern Greek history and culture), as well as a specialisation and occupational orientation, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis in the course of a seminar.

Five concepts

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

  • Ancient Greek
  • Palaeography
  • Late Byzantine poetry
  • Dionysios Solomos
  • Greek revolution

 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

Nach dem Studium Info EN

Graduates of the programme know the most important methods of the humanities and cultural studies, offering excellent professional opportunities

  • in the area of education and cultural education
  • in communications and tourism, particularly in Southern and South Eastern Europe, as well as
  • in libraries and the publishing sector.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

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).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates