Classical Studies BA
Course Duration/ ECTS 6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degree Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department Classical Studies
Mode Full time
Study ID D 033 606
Admission Requirements Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.

What will I learn?

The BA course in Classical Studies provides an overview of the three great disciplines of Classical Studies: Ancient History and Classical Studies; Classical and Early Aegean Archaeology; and Classical Philology (the study of Greek and Latin language and literature). Students will acquire and practice academic research skills and techniques and learn to critically discuss the theories and methods of the three disciplines mentioned above. Furthermore, students will learn to interpret and analyse ancient written texts, visual art and material remains.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Modern times' will to educate and form goes back to Classical Antiquity, which is why graduates of Classical Studies can choose from a wide range of career options. Depending on individual specialization, occupations for Classics graduates include the preservation of monuments, museum and library work, arts management, the leisure industry and tourism, archive work and publishing, editing and translating, etc.

Why Salzburg?

Due to its beautiful landscape, numerous historic sights and the Salzburg Festival, Salzburg ranks among the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world. Moreover, Salzburg is a university town with tradition. Prince-archbishop Paris Lodron, the university's patron saint, founded the university in 1622. Today, it is comprised of four faculties with 18.000 students and 2.800 employees. It is a centre of innovative research and firmly integrated into the cultural and economic life of Salzburg. With its national as well as international networking, it is a modern knowledge hub in the heart of Europe. We can be proud of this university, which fits perfectly into a town that boasts architectonically delightful buildings. To students, the University of Salzburg offers a broad range of courses with an excellent student-to-staff ratio.

How is the course structured?

Classical Studies BA

STEOP (Introductory and Orientation Phase)9 ECTS
Basic Module Ancient History and  Classical Studies15 ECTS
Basic Module Classical and Early Aegean Archaeology15 ECTS
Basic Module Classical Philology15 ECTS
Introduction to Greek Culture and Language12 ECTS
Excursions8 ECTS
Practical Training Courses and Fieldwork8 ECTS
Obligatory optional modules56 ECTS
Optional subjects24 ECTS
Bachelor's theses and examination18 ECTS
Total180 ECTS


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Mag. Dr. Rupert Breitwieser Head of the curriculum committee Classical Studies BA
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