Finno-Ugrian Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Finno-Ugrian Studies at the University of Vienna 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



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 (examples):

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

 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 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