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 Türkiye 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 Türkiye, 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: multilingual (German & English & Turkish)

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.

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 Türkiye, 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:

  • Ottoman Studies
  • Contemporary History of Türkiye
  • Ottoman Literatures
  • Digital Ottoman and Turkish Studies
  • Environmental and Technical 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

    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

    Graduates ...

    • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 1.9 (good)
    • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.4 (appropriate)

    → These results are basd on feedback from 15 graduates.

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