Classical Archaeology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in classical archaeology focuses on the Greco-Roman cultural area, from the Bronze Age to late antiquity. It aims to equip students with fundamental knowledge of the analysis, reconstruction and interpretation of material and visual sources, as well as the ability to analyse these sources critically. The bachelor's programme in Classical Archaeology imparts basic knowledge in the field of historical and cultural studies, and thus provides a solid basis for further education, especially for all master’s programmes in the area of antiquity studies.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 685

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

Language: 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 bachelor's programme in Classical Archaeology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), which provides the basis for the elective modules on the basics of classical archaeology and the advanced modules. Students can choose their specialisations in the field of classical archaeology, and select courses from the five subdisciplines offered (Greek or Roman archaeology, Minoan-Mycenaean archaeology, provincial Roman archaeology, or early Christian/late antiquity archaeology). In addition, a supplementary module provides students with the opportunity to get to know other related fields of study. To successfully complete the bachelor’s programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses in two out of the five subject areas of classical archaeology.

Five concepts

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

  • Greek and Roman temples
  • Excavations and analysis of finds
  • Carnuntum
  • Colosseum
  • Antique mythology in pictures

 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 occupational fields:

  • exhibitions and museums
  • participation in excavations and analysis of finds
  • monument preservation
  • participation in academic research and educational institutions
  • cultural communication and cultural tourism
  • adult education.

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