Classical Philology (Master)

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Graduates of the master’s programme in Classical Philology are, beyond a bachelor’s programme, competent in dealing with all subject areas of classical philology (Greek literature of antiquity, Latin literature of antiquity, Latin language and literature in the Middle Ages and modern time). They are able to professionally comment on texts from these eras based on linguistic, literary and cultural studies criteria and critically assess them from a perspective of aesthetics of production and reception. In addition, they have specialised in one of the three subject areas mentioned above and are qualified to publish academic papers on this subject.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 683

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

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 master’s programme consists of the following modules: Literature in Theory and Practice; Greek Language and Literature; Latin Language and Literature; Specialisation (either Greek literature or Latin literature of antiquity or Latin literature in the Middle Ages and modern time). In addition, students have to complete a module on textual transmission and reception, as well as the Master’s Module.

Five Concepts

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

  • Greek literature of antiquity
  • Latin literature in the Middle Ages
  • Metre and rhythm
  • Ancient Greek literature
  • History of language



 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 occupational fields:

  • theatre
  • museums
  • cultural institutes
  • exhibitions
  • culture journalism.

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