Interdisciplinary East European Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Interdisciplinary Eastern European Studies qualifies early stage researchers for disciplines in the humanities and social sciences that deal with the East European region and societies. Graduates have specialist knowledge of the culture, society, politics and history of at least one of the countries in the region, as well as (at least) basic knowledge of an East European language.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 610

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 degree programme has the following structure: A compulsory module providing an introduction to multidisciplinary Eastern European studies, an alternative group of compulsory modules on disciplinary compensations, an alternative compulsory module providing a specialisation, and a compulsory module providing an individual specialisation. Furthermore, students have to complete compulsory interdisciplinary research seminars, as well as a compulsory master’s seminar, requiring them to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination. Students have to specialise in one of the following subject areas: Eastern European history, social sciences or Slavic languages and literatures.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Regional and cultural studies
  • Slavic languages and literatures
  • Society
  • Language skills
  • 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

Students acquire region-specific competences in humanities and social sciences. Graduates are qualified to work at institutions and companies that are active in the geographical and political region concerned.

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 ...

  • 74% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,323 gross/month.
  • 10% of graduates work in each of the libraries, archives, museums sector and the social work 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 "MA History".