Finno-Ugrian Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Finno-Ugrian Studies aims at educating academics and mediators working between cultures and languages who are qualified as experts on a range of different tasks in the areas of research, culture, administration and economics. Furthermore, graduates of this master’s programme have the opportunity to continue their studies and further expand their competences in a doctoral programme.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme: 066 854

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

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 master’s programme consists of modules on the following subject areas: Finnish/Hungarian, comparative Uralic studies and small Finno-Ugrian languages. Students have to complete thematic seminars and advanced seminars (they can freely choose linguistic, literature or cultural studies courses from the curriculum of this degree programme, from the range of courses offered by other units at the Department of European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies, at the Department of Slavonic Studies, or as part of the degree programmes in General Linguistics), an academic specialisation in a subject area of the curriculum, as well as a master’s seminar. To complete the programme, they have to write a master’s thesis.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Komi
  • Agglutination
  • Uralic studies
  • Phonology and morphology

... 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 can pursue a career in the following areas:

  • museums and archives
  • advertising agencies, publishers and media
  • educational institutions
  • research and university institutions
  • international institutions and NGOs.

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: 1.2 (excellent)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.8 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 6 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master’s programme in Finno-Ugrian Studies 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 ...

  • 69% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,513 gross/month.
  • 12% of graduates work in the education 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".