Classical Philology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor's programme in Classical Philology provides students with extensive knowledge of antique language and culture. In addition, students get an introduction to the interpretation of antique works of literature, as well as the impact history of antique thought. The degree programme aims to equip students with the necessary skills for critical and systematic academic research.

Students have to provide evidence of knowledge of Latin before admission. In addition, they have to provide evidence of knowledge of Greek by the end of the degree programme.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 681

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 45 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 23.11.2020

*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

The bachelor's programme in Classical Philology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), a phase of basic education, compulsory modules on antiquity studies and Greek, and the specialisations in either Latin or Greek studies. To successfully complete the bachelor’s programme, students have to write a bachelor's thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Antiquity studies
  • Antique rhetoric
  • Impact history
  • Virgil
  • Greek studies

... 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 can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • theatres
  • museums
  • cultural institutes
  • exhibitions
  • cultural journalism.

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: 2.6 (satisfactory)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.6 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 7 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 Classical Philology 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 ...

  • 59% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,345 gross/month.
  • 8% of 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".