Turkish Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Turkish Studies at the University of Vienna provides students with sound philological knowledge of modern Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, a second Turkic language and modern New Persian. Moreover, students acquire the ability to deal with current and historical topics relating to Turkish history, literature and history of arts, using an independent academic approach and with a focus on Ottoman studies and original sources. The master’s programme places particular emphasis on broadening students’ knowledge of Ottoman Turkish.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 675

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

It focuses on

  • Ottoman literature
  • Ottoman palaeography and diplomacy
  • Ottoman historical modules
  • Turkish and Turkic languages in the past and present
  • Modern Turkish, literature and language
  • Theoretical and methodological specialisation
  • Master’s coaching module

To complete the programme, students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

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

  • Palaeography
  • Diplomacy
  • Kazakh
  • Turkic languages
  • Ottoman peoples

     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 are qualified to pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

    • academia – research and teaching
    • as teachers at adult education institutions
    • tourism
    • as employees at companies active in the Turkish region
    • media
    • diplomatic service
    • national and international organisations
    • social counselling and NGOs
    • Austrian institutions working in the area of integration
    • cultural management: planning and organisation of academic and cultural events
    • public relations and administration of institutions in the academic and cultural area (archives, libraries, museums, media).

    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