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Bachelor programme Ancient History and Studies in Classical Antiquity

Content and focus of the degree programme:

This study programme is only available in German.

In the bachelor programme Ancient History students will get a basic education in ancient history and classical studies. This includes knowledge of different cultures in the Mediterranean area and the Middle East as well as sources studies (epigraphy and papyrology) and the ability to think in historical categories and development contexts. Moreover the necessary skills to discuss the history of the antiquity in writing and orally will be gained. Topics related to women’s and gender history are an important part of the education. Ancient languages, such as ancient Greek and Latin, which form the basis for dealing with modern languages, are also part of the curriculum. The degree programme mainly deals with Greek and Roman history and the history research connected to it.

Higher education institution:
Universität Wien
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Ancient History and Studies in Classical Antiquity
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts, BA
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 21,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2018/19, Stk. 22 (Nr. 134)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme Ancient History deals with research of history of the different cultures in the Mediterranean area and the Middle East.


The bachelor programme Ancient History consists of five modules and three compulsory groups of modules. These include the modules Orientation period, classical studies and subdisciplines, ancient languages, interdisciplinarity, and bachelor theses. The groups of compulsory modules are Greek history, Roman history and sources studies. In the course of the degree programme two bachelor theses must be written. Moreover at least two specialisation curricula must be studied.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations

Greek (DP) - examination has to be passed before the final part of the diploma degree examination or bachelor?s examination