Linguistics (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Linguistics provides a comprehensive introduction to the different areas of linguistics. Linguistics researches language as a complex, rule-based system on different inter-connected levels – sound, word, sentences, text/conversation, discourse – but also as a cognitive competence, semiotic system, historically evolved and constantly changing concept, cultural institution as well as a social and socially relevant practice.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 667

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 in Linguistics consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), providing an introduction to general and applied linguistics, as well as an introduction to phonetics and phonology. Following the STEOP, students complete compulsory modules on different areas of linguistic research and an alternative compulsory module which they can select from the three areas Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics and Speech-Language Pathology and Theoretical Linguistics. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Grammatical theory
  • Discourse analysis
  • Research on language learning and language teaching
  • Indo-European linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics

... 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 are qualified to pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • clinical field, working with children with abnormal language development and with adults with speech disorders
  • conversation and communication counselling
  • publishing and libraries
  • public educational and cultural institutions
  • linguistic research.

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: 2.4 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3,1 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 61 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 Linguistics 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 ...

  • 41% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,443 gross/month.
  • graduates work e.g. in the advertising and market research.

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