Bachelor programme Cultural and Social Anthropology

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The aim of the degree programme in Cultural and Social Anthropology is the imparting of solid and broad knowledge in the general core areas of cultural and social anthropology. The foundations for a first regional specialisation are laid here. Skills for practical identification and resolution of problems are taught by means of a thematic introduction to the central occupational fields of professional cultural and social anthropologists. These occupational fields include e.g. security and peacekeeping, migration and development cooperation as well as visual or medical anthropology. In all focus areas gender aspects are especially made allowance for. Anthropological gender research is on one hand dealt with as a core topic of cultural and social anthropology; on the other hand gender questions are also discussed in connexion with many other topics. The medium of instruction is English and German.

Higher education institution:
Universität Wien
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Cultural and Social Anthropology
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts, BA
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
tuition fee - ask at your institution Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2010/11, Stk. 24 (Nr. 156), i.d.F. MBl. 2011/12, Stk. 34 (Nr. 228.2)

Additional information

Erweiterungscurricula Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie: MBl. 2007/08, Stk. 35 (Nr. 297 und 298)

Definition of the field of studies

The subject of Cultural and Social Anthropology is man and his social relationships and different cultural contexts.


The bachelor's Programme in Cultural and Social Anthropology consists of the following modules: introduction and orientation stage with compulsory modules; basic stage with compulsory modules; advanced stage with compulsory modules and elective modules from two elective module groups; specialisation stage, in which the focus is on the writing of two bachelor theses, and complementary courses. Students have to write their bachelor's theses in the form of assignments within the framework of thematic bachelor's seminars. One of the two bachelor's theses must be written on the basis of the student’s own empirical research in the specialisation chosen in the advanced stage. In the second bachelor's thesis students have to discuss theoretical discourses and positions on the basis of specialised literature read by the students.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations