Jewish Studies (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Jewish Studies aims at providing an academic pre-professional education. It imparts knowledge of Jewish history, culture and literature, and Judaism from its origins until the present day. The programme aims at developing students’ language proficiency in Hebrew.

A prerequisite for successfully completing the bachelor’s programme is language proficiency in Latin by the end of the programme. Previous knowledge of Hebrew is not a prerequisite.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 639

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

The bachelor’s programme consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) including the modules: Principles of Thinking in Historical and Cultural Studies, Introduction to Jewish Cultural History and Biblical Hebrew for Jewish Studies Students; and of the compusory modules; Academic Methodology; Hebrew; History, Culture, Literature and Religion of Judaism; Main Sources of Jewish Cultural History and the Module chosen according to interest: Jewish Cultural History. In the course of the Final Module the students have to write a bachelor's thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Rabbinic period
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Kabbalah
  • Zohar

... 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 of the bachelor’s programme in Jewish Studies have the opportunity to work in different occupational fields related to history and culture, such as

  • in media;
  • at libraries;
  • at museums;
  • at cultural and religious organisations.

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.

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% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,424 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".