Romance Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Romance Studies prepares students for a career as cultural and linguistic mediator in the Romance cultural regions. Therefore, the programme equips students with competences in a first Romance language, corresponding to native-speaker level, as well as profound knowledge of a second Romance language. In addition, it imparts a wide range of job-related knowledge and competences in the area of linguistics, literature, media studies and regional studies. 

Offered Languages

Languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish

The language options you can choose from depend on the language skills proven by your preious studies.

Recommended level of language proficiency in the first Romance language when enrolling on the degree programme: C1; intended target level: C2

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 149 XXX

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

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

NO entrance examination


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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.

Admission Procedure

Information about the admission procedure

Information on Previous Studies:

In any case eligible degree programmes folgende Studien an der Universität Wien:

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of the compulsory modules Linguistics and Literature, First Romance Language Acquisition, Second Romance Language, as well as alternative groups of compulsory modules for Academic Emphasis. To successfully complete the master’s programme, students have to complete the Final Module, the Master’s Thesis and the Master’s Examination.

Module overview

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Linguistics
  • Literary studies
  • Media studies
  • Regional studies
  • Cultural studies

... 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

The master’s programme in Romance Studies prepares students for a career as cultural and linguistic mediator in the Romance cultural regions.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.3 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.3 (appropriate)

→ These results are based on feedback from 19 graduates.

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

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 3 months after graduation on average.

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