European Ethnology (Bachelor)

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European ethnology is a field of empirical cultural studies that investigates and analyses historical and modern cultural phenomena in European societies. Students of the bachelor’s programme in European Ethnology acquire the necessary academic competences to identify and analyse cultural phenomena in the context of social, historical and economic aspects, and communicate their knowledge in a solution-oriented manner.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 623

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

Language: German

NO entrance examination


Facts & Figures

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Data updated on: 5.8.2021

*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 consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), a specialisation phase, a research phase, the compulsory module „Bachelor“ as well as 60 ECTS credits of Extension Curricula.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Everyday worlds
  • Qualitative methods and cultural analysis
  • Society and lifestyles
  • Urban research
  • Museums and other occupational fields

... 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 apply their knowledge of cultural studies in the following occupational fields:

  • cultural communication
  • public relations
  • journalism
  • market research
  • adult education, and more.

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: 2.2 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.0 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 25 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 European Ethnology 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 ...

  • 68% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,976 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 "Diploma Programme European Ethnology".