Ancient History and Studies in Classical Antiquity (Master)

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The master’s programme in Ancient History and Studies in Classical Antiquity aims at providing students with an academic education in classical antiquity and ancient history. Students improve their understanding of different cultures in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. Topics of women’s and gender history form an important part of this master’s programme. Graduates of the programme are able to think in historic categories and development contexts. They have extensive knowledge of the study of sources from Greek and Roman antiquity, as well as specialist knowledge of selected areas of ancient history, classical antiquity and related disciplines. They are qualified for academic work in all its diversity. Furthermore, graduates are able to edit source materials and develop research projects under supervision.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 807

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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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 master’s programme consists of two compulsory modules Introduction to the Master Ancient History and Academic Research and Writing; the group of compulsory modules Studying Ancient Sources; and the compulsory modules Ancient History and Etruscology, Applied History: Field Trip and a Master's Thesis Seminar. To complete the programme, students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination



Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Etruscology
  • Source studies
  • Numismatics
  • Epigraphy
  • Cultures in the Mediterranean region

 ... 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 master’s programme are able to present research findings as well as general knowledge to different target groups. They are qualified to work at non-university research institutions, educational and cultural institutions and are capable to work in teams. In addition, they have acquired the ability to reflect on their own academic work and to deal with academic criticism. Based on this comprehensive education, graduates are also qualified to work in non-university occupational fields, such as the educational sector, journalism, public cultural work and cultural management, 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.

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 ...

  • 73% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,592 gross/month.
  • 8% of graduates work 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 "Arts and Humanities".