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Bachelor programme Applied Cultural Science

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The combination of cultural theory and methodology, cultural analysis and cultural comparison with practice-oriented activities is to guarantee a well-founded education in the field of inter- and transcultural communication and cultural management. The degree programme is organised as an interdisciplinary and practice-oriented programme and imparts linguistic, subject-related and theoretical qualifications for working in and between different cultures. The following core skills are taught: language-practical and communicative skills, methodological skills, international cultural relations, transdisciplinary cultural work, moderation and management skills. Possible occupations will be in: European and international administrations; institutions or companies; NGOs; transnational cultural programmes and cultural events; exchange programmes and cooperations; fairs, tourism in Austria and abroad; media and public relations.

Higher education institution:
University of Klagenfurt
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Applied Cultural Science
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts, BA
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
other language
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 20 (Nr. 118.3)

Definition of the field of studies

Applied cultural studies deal with the understanding of human action, its results and the creations of the human mind. Cultural studies are as a matter of principle organised in an interdisciplinary way.


The degree programme consists of the compulsory subjects basics of applied cultural studies, languages, theory of cultural studies and fields related to culture and cultural management. Students will learn two languages of their own choice – one Romance language and one Slavonic language (Italian, French or Spanish and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Russian or Slovenian). In the fifth semester a study period abroad or a work placement at an institution/organisation engaged in the planning and carrying out of cultural events, a relevant association or a relevant department of an Austrian or foreign company is recommended. The degree programme is completed by a bachelor thesis and an examination in the relevant subject.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations