Slavonic Studies (Bachelor)

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Are you interested in Slavic countries and cultures? The bachelor’s programme in Slavonic Studies equips you with a sound language education as well as extensive philological knowledge of the Slavic languages, from their origins to the present. Furthermore, you will discover the diversity of Slavic cultures in Austria, Europe and around the world.

Offered Languages

Languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian,  Ukrainian

Information on the language options can be found in the curriculum.

You will acquire level B2 in your main language and level A1 in a second language (previous knowledge is not required).

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 650 XXX

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

Language: German & language(s) according to offered languages

NO entrance examination



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), compulsory modules focusing on acquisition of a Slavonic language (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Polish, Russian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Czech, Ukrainian), linguistics, literary studies, regional and cultural studies, acquisition of a second Slavonic language, and an individual specialisation. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Language skills
  • Slavic literatures
  • Slavic cultures
  • Theory
  • Language history

... 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 occupational fields:

  • libraries, publishers and media,
  • education,
  • senior positions in the area of cultural administration and organisation, and
  • diplomatic service, economics and commerce.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.3 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.4 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 68 graduates.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the bachelor’s programme in Slavonic Studies graduation survey (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 2 months after graduation on average.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "BA Slavonic Studies".