English and American Studies (Bachelor)

 The bachelor's programmes at the Department of English

The bachelor’s programme in English and American Studies equips students with qualifications in the following areas: language proficiency (target level C2), cultural studies, literature studies, linguistics, as well as academic research, problem solving and teaching.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 612

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

Language: English (language of instruction) & German (admission requirement)

Entrance exam procedure


For more information see the departement's website

Facts & Figures

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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)


Language of Instruction

Please note that the languages of instruction of this programme are English as well as German (in some modules). To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in English and American Studies consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), groups of compulsory modules in the field of language competence, linguistics, and literature and cultural studies (135 ECTS credits), as well as extension curricula of a student’s own choice (45 ECTS credits). To successfully complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Cultural theories
  • Language analysis
  • History of English
  • Critical readings
  • Language in use

... 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

Depending on their additional qualifications and the current situation on the labour market, graduates of the bachelor’s programme are qualified to work in the education, cultural, media or communication 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: 2.3 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 4.0 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 129 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 English and American 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 ...

  • 59% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,443 gross/month.
  • graduates work e.g. in the education sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "BA English and American Studies".