Global History and Global Studies (Master)

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The joint programme in Global History and Global Studies aims at providing an advanced education in historical studies with a focus on global history in the context of global studies. In addition, it prepares students for a doctoral programme focusing on relevant questions in the humanities, social sciences or cultural studies.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 805

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 joint programme comprises modules on foreign languages in historical studies, basics of and methods in global history, applied global history and applied global studies, a field trip and a master’s module, including a master’s thesis and a master’s examination.

Students have to select their courses from the range of courses offered by the following degree programmes and departments: African Studies; Oriental Studies; South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies; East Asian Studies (Sinology, Japanology, Koreanology) and Development Studies.


At least one of the courses in the master’s programme has to be completed in a foreign language.

Five Concepts

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

    • Foreign languages
    • Regional cultural studies
    • Places of remembrance
    • e-publishing
    • Development contexts

       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:

      • governmental and non-governmental, as well as international and supranational organisations
      • corporations operating internationally
      • human rights work in historical and international communication
      • area of equal opportunities
      • communication of history in the transnational context; documentation
      • exhibitions and museums
      • media and cultural work
      • subject-specific adult education and continuing education and training
      • publishing
      • tourism.

      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