Global History and Global Studies (Master)

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The master's programme in Global History and Global Studies aims at providing an advanced education in historical studies with a focus on global history in the context of global studies. In addition, it prepares students for a doctoral programme focusing on relevant questions in the humanities, social sciences or cultural studies.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 805

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: bilingual (German & English)

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 28.12.2022

*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 master's programme comprises modules on foreign languages in historical studies, basics of and methods in global history, applied global history and applied global studies, a field trip and a master’s module, including a master’s thesis and a master’s examination.

Students have to select their courses from the range of courses offered by the following degree programmes and departments: African Studies; Oriental Studies; South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies; East Asian Studies (Sinology, Japanology, Koreanology) and Development Studies.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

    • Foreign languages
    • Regional cultural studies
    • Places of remembrance
    • e-publishing
    • Development contexts

    ...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:

      • governmental and non-governmental, as well as international and supranational organisations
      • corporations operating internationally
      • human rights work in historical and international communication
      • area of equal opportunities
      • communication of history in the transnational context; documentation
      • exhibitions and museums
      • media and cultural work
      • subject-specific adult education and continuing education and training
      • publishing
      • tourism.

      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: 2.2 (good)
      • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.5 (appropriate)

      → These results are based on feedback from 35 graduates.

      *Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master's programme in Global History and Global Studies 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 ...

      • 50% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
      • graduates earn approx. € 2,570 gross/month.
      • graduates work e.g. in the activities of membership organisations sector.

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