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Master programme General Slavonic Studies

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The master programme General Slavonic Studies teaches theoretical, comparative, contrastive and history of science-related skills of contemporary and historical Slavonic languages and literatures. Students will gain academic knowledge in the fields of culture and society in the Slavonic area and learn to deal with Slavonic approaches and methods. Graduates will have command of three Slavonic languages. Due to their qualification they will be suited for occupations requiring broad understanding of Slavonic languages and literatures as well as well-founded knowledge of the Russian social and cultural environment. They will be able to hold academic discourses. Possible occupations will be in libraries, publishing houses and the media, occupations in language practice or language teaching, academic research, companies, banks and the diplomatic service.

Higher education institution:
University of Vienna
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
General Slavonic Studies
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,20
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Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2014/15, Stk. 27 (Nr. 174)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme General Slavonic Studies deals with the culture and society of the Slavonic area. It focuses on the academic subjects of language learning, linguistics, literature studies and cultural studies.


The master programme is divided into the modules language (additional Slavonic language Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian or Czech), historical-philological module (Slavonic of the early churches, historical-comparative linguistics, early literature, analysis of early texts), literature and cultural studies module, linguistics module, comparative module (comparative language and literature studies) and master module (master seminar, focus on linguistics or literature studies / cultural studies). An academic master thesis from one of the compulsory modules is to be written. The master programme concludes with an overall examination before a committee in the fields of linguistics, literature studies, area studies or cultural studies.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations