Turkish Studies (Master)

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The aim of the master's programme in Turkish Studies is to enable students to independently deal with historical and current social and cultural problems, developments and phenomena in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey using primary sources. In addition to in-depth knowledge of the past and present, the cultures, societies, religions and politics of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, as well as the Turkic-speaking cultural area, the master’s degree in Turkology conveys knowledge of science, theory and methodology.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 675

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination

Curriculum

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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)

Attention

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 a group of compulsory modules on the history, culture and politics of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey, a compulsory module group language, literature, society, 30 ECTS to choose from groups of elective modules, and the compulsory module master's module.

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:

  • Palaeography
  • Diplomacy
  • Kazakh
  • Turkic languages
  • Ottoman peoples

... 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 are qualified to pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • academia – research and teaching
  • as teachers at adult education institutions
  • tourism
  • as employees at companies active in the Turkish region
  • media
  • diplomatic service
  • national and international organisations
  • social counselling and NGOs
  • Austrian institutions working in the area of integration
  • cultural management: planning and organisation of academic and cultural events
  • public relations and administration of institutions in the academic and cultural area (archives, libraries, museums, media).

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

→ These results are basd on feedback from 15 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master’s programmes in Oriental 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 ...

  • 56% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,505 gross/month.
  • graduates work e.g. 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 "Oriental Studies".