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


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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)


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 degree programme consists of the following components: two compulsory modules of the introductory and orientation period (STEOP), one compulsory module on basic methodological knowledge and three elective modules from the five subject areas (Greek/Roman archaeology, Minoan-Mycenaean archaeology, provincial Roman archaeology and early Christian/late antiquity archaeology). A practice-oriented extension takes place in a compulsory and an alternative compulsory module. The advanced part of the degree programme consists of three compulsory modules on key areas of the discipline. The degree programme is completed in the bachelor’s module.

Students also have to complete extension curricula corresponding to 60 ECTS credits.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

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

... and many more.

 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 basic knowledge and competences in academic writing, understanding subject-specific problems and critically analysing them in cultural-historic contexts in a clear way. The acquired critical skills and key qualifications enable them to undertake postgraduate level studies. They also enable them to gain entry into science-related professional fields in the educational and cultural sector and culture-related economic sectors beyond the narrow field of classical archaeology.

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: 2.5 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.5 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 15 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 Classical Archaeology 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).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 59% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,345 gross/month.
  • 8% of graduates work in the retail trade sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Arts and Humanities".