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: 20.07.2023

Information about presentation & calculation

*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

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.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the bachelor’s programme in Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek Studies graduation survey (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 2 months after graduation on average.
  • earn an average of € 2,558 (women) and € 2,599 (men) gross per month within three years after graduation.
  • work full time at a percentage of 65% (women) and 70% (men) within three years after graduation.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "Arts and Humanities".