Slavonic Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Slavonic Studies builds on the prior bachelor’s degree and equips students with comparative, contrastive, historical and theoretical knowledge of the Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. These are analysed in in their entirety in history and present, taking into account their internal and external connections. In the two-year master’s programme, students can set their own focus in linguistics or literary and cultural studies, depending on their interests. In addition, they can make an active contribution to scientific research by developing their master’s thesis.

Offered Languages

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

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

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 250 XXX

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

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

NO entrance examination


Facts & Figures

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Data updated on: 25.05.2020

*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 consists of compulsory modules on the following subjects: Language acquisition and specialisations in linguistics, literary and cultural studies, or history and philology. In addition, students have to complete the master’s module, including a master’s thesis and a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Language skills
  • Theory
  • Methods
  • Old Church Slavonic
  • Diachrony

... 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 areas: library sector, publishing and media, practical areas of application for languages or teaching languages, cultural management, companies, banks and diplomatic services.

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: 2.4 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.2 (appropriate)

→ These results are based on feedback from 18 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 Slavonic 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 ...

  • 65% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,507 gross/month.
  • 9% 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 "Diploma Programme Slavonic Studies".