Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek Studies (Bachelor)

Soldier on the Syntagma Square in front of the Greek Parliament.

The bachelor’s programme in Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek Studies equips students with knowledge of the Byzantine and Greek culture from antiquity until the present time. It particularly focuses on the central facts, processes and contexts of history, language, literature and life in the Byzantine Empire and modern Hellenism, including their spiritual and material influence.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 669

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 60 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 05.01.2022

*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

Following an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) and a solid basic education in the core areas of the subject (medieval and modern Greek, Greek literature since late antiquity, Byzantine and Modern Greek history and culture), as well as a specialisation and occupational orientation, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis in the course of a seminar.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Ancient Greek
  • Palaeography
  • Late Byzantine poetry
  • Dionysios Solomos
  • Greek revolution

... 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 know the most important methods of the humanities and cultural studies, offering excellent professional opportunities

  • in the area of education and cultural education
  • in communications and tourism, particularly in Southern and South Eastern Europe, as well as
  • in libraries and the publishing sector.

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: 1.7 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.7 (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 bachelor’s programme in Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek 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 ...

  • 60% graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,424 gross/month.
  • 8% graduates work in the retail trade 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".