European Ethnology (Bachelor)

En Bild der Hanuschgasse 3 in 1010 Wien, in welchem sich das Institut für Europäische Ethnologie befindet.

Hanuschgasse 3, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie. Foto: Wikimedia/Buchhändler. GNU FDL vers. 1.2

European ethnology is a field of empirical cultural studies that investigates and analyses historical and modern cultural phenomena in European societies. Students of the bachelor’s programme in European Ethnology acquire the necessary academic competences to identify and analyse cultural phenomena in the context of social, historical and economic aspects, and communicate their knowledge in a solution-oriented manner.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 623

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 European Ethnology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) as well as compulsory modules in the following fields: fields of research, empirical techniques, cultural theories, culture and space, culture and society, as well as occupational fields in the area of cultural studies. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

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

  • Everyday worlds
  • Qualitative methods and cultural analysis
  • Society and lifestyles
  • Urban research
  • Museums and other occupational fields

 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 apply their knowledge of cultural studies in the following occupational fields:

  • cultural communication
  • public relations
  • journalism
  • market research
  • adult education, and more.

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