Law (Diploma)

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The diploma programme in Law provides an academic pre-professional education on a high academic and didactic level. It aims at providing a comprehensive education in the field of law, combining basic knowledge of all subject areas with knowledge of subject-specific methods and the ability to apply knowledge and methods appropriately.

By the end of the degree programme, students have to provide evidence of knowledge of Latin.

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Degree Programme Code: 101

8 semesters (2+3+3)/ 240 ECTS credits

Language: German

Entrance exam procedure


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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 diploma programme in Law consists of three stages. The first three modules form the introductory stage, which starts with the Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP). The following five modules constitute the Private Law Stage, while the last four modules represent the Public Law Stage. Core topics of the diploma programme are general private law, criminal law and law of criminal procedure, business law, law of civil procedure, labour law and law of social security, private law, public law, tax law and economic competences. By completing elective modules, students have the opportunity to specialise in certain subject areas according to their own interests and/or in view of career planning. To successfully complete the diploma programme in Law, students have to complete the Diploma Thesis module.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Legal research
  • Constitutional history
  • European law
  • Criminal procedure
  • Criminology

.... 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 professions:

  • lawyer
  • notary
  • judge
  • State attorney
  • administrative lawyer in the public sector (e.g. federal ministries, federal police, diplomatic service, etc.)
  • lawyer in the private sector (e.g. legal departments and human resources, management, etc.)

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: 3.1 (satisfactory)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 4.5 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 762 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the diploma programme in Law 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 ...

  • 87% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 3,019 gross/month.
  • 28% of graduates work in the legal activities sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Business, Administration and Law".