Comparative Literature (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Comparative Literature focuses on literary phenomena on a supranational level. It equips students with extensive knowledge of cultural history and the ability to analyse literary texts and relate them to other literary texts, art products and media. Students learn how to carry out research independently and acquire language skills in a second modern foreign language other than English.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 670

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

Language: German

NO entrance examination

Curriculum

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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)

Attention

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 consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), compulsory modules in the key subjects of the discipline and a group of elective modules, from which students have to select one (from the subject areas: comparative literature history, knowledge of world literature or applied literature studies). To successfully complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Literary theory
  • Social history of literature
  • Reception history
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Digital humanities

... und viele mehr.

 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 have the opportunity to pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • academic work at universities and outside of universities
  • adult education
  • activities in book trade and publishing, e.g. planning and editing
  • work at libraries and archives
  • participation in editorial teams at different media and in cultural journalism
  • cultural management and international cultural transfer (exhibitions, readings, etc.)
  • consulting and development activities in the cultural sector (e.g. theatre dramaturgy, cultural politics).

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: 2.2 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.0 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 85 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Comparative Literature 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).