Law (Diploma)

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The diploma programme in Law at the University of Vienna provides an academic pre-professional education on a high academic and didactic level. It aims at providing a comprehensive education in the field of law, combining basic knowledge of all subject areas with knowledge of subject-specific methods and the ability to apply knowledge and methods appropriately. By the end of the degree programme, students have to provide evidence of knowledge of Latin.

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Degree Programme Code: 101

8 semesters (2+3+3)/ 240 ECTS credits

Language: German

Entrance exam procedure



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.

The Registartion Period for the Entrance Exam Procedure to this Degree Programme has ended on 3 June 2019.

Study Programme

The diploma programme in Law consists of three stages. The first three modules form the introductory stage, which starts with the Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP). The following five modules constitute the Private Law Stage, while the last four modules represent the Public Law Stage. Core topics of the diploma programme are general private law, criminal law and law of criminal procedure, business law, law of civil procedure, labour law and law of social security, private law, public law, tax law and economic competences. By completing elective modules, students have the opportunity to specialise in certain subject areas according to their own interests and/or in view of career planning. To successfully complete the diploma programme in Law, students have to complete the Diploma Thesis module.

Five Concepts

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

  • Legal research
  • Constitutional history
  • European law
  • Criminal procedure
  • Criminology

 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 professions:

  • lawyer
  • notary
  • judge
  • State attorney
  • administrative lawyer in the public sector (e.g. federal ministries, federal police, diplomatic service, etc.)
  • lawyer in the private sector (e.g. legal departments and human resources, management, etc.).

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