Linguistics (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Linguistics at the University of Vienna provides a comprehensive introduction to the different areas of linguistics. Linguistics researches language as a complex, rule-based system on different inter-connected levels – sound, word, sentences, text/conversation, discourse – but also as a cognitive competence, semiotic system, historically evolved and constantly changing concept, cultural institution as well as a social and socially relevant practice.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 667

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 Linguistics consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), providing an introduction to general and applied linguistics, as well as an introduction to phonetics and phonology. Following the STEOP, students complete compulsory modules on different areas of linguistic research and an alternative compulsory module which they can select from the three areas Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics and Speech-Language Pathology and Theoretical Linguistics. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five Concepts

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

  • Phonology
  • Discourse analysis
  • Research on language learning
  • Indo-European linguistics
  • Speech-language pathology

 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 are qualified to pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • clinical field, working with children with abnormal language development and with adults with speech disorders
  • conversation and communication counselling
  • publishing and libraries
  • public educational and cultural institutions
  • linguistic research.

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