B.A. programmes in Hungarian/Fennistic studies

In the three-year B.A. programmes, students will attain a good command of the Hungarian or Finnish language (CEFR level B2) and a basic knowledge of Hungarian or Finnish literature and culture in the context of relevant research approaches. (Students who already have a good knowledge of Hungarian or Finnish can replace the compulsory language courses with the department’s own language test, Sprachbeherrschungsprüfung.) The B.A. curriculum of Fennistic studies also includes a compulsory module with an Estonian language course and an introduction to the Finnic languages.

The B.A. curricula include two theses (I./II. Bachelorarbeit), to be written as part of a course (Sprach-/Literaturwissenschaftliche Übung), and one practical course or project (Praktikum).

The core curriculum (150 ECTS) must be complemented with one or more extension curricula (30 ECTS).

Students who have not studied Latin at school from grade 8 (at least 10 hours/week in sum) must take a supplementary examination in Latin before finishing their B.A.

More information (in German):


M. A. programmes

After the B.A. in Hungarian or Fennistic studies or another equivalent programme, students can continue to the M.A. programmes, which consist of courses in linguistic, literature or cultural studies (120 ECTS in sum) and end with a master’s thesis and an examination (Masterprüfung).

In the M.A. programme Hungarian Studies, students will attain the basic qualifications for independent academic study of Hungarian literature and culture. The M.A. programme Finno-Ugric Studies is a linguistically oriented curriculum, in which the main focus can be on Hungarian, Finnish, another Finno-Ugric language, or comparative/contrastive Finno-Ugric studies.

More information (in German):  


Hungarian teacher education programme (Unterrichtsfach Ungarisch)

In the current teacher education programmes (BEd/MEd), two teaching subjects (or one subject and the specialisation "inclusive education") must be combined. (More information on the StudentPoint site.) For Hungarian, the BEd curriculum includes courses corresponding to 97-107 ECTS.

More information (in German):

  • Teilcurriculum Unterrichtsfach Ungarisch im Rahmen des Bachelorstudiums (PDF)
  • Teilcurriculum Unterrichtsfach Ungarisch im Rahmen des Masterstudiums (PDF).


Extension curricula

The Department of Finno-Ugrian Studies offers two extension curricula: 


PhD programmes

A PhD grade in Hungarian or Finno-Ugric studies can be attained in the Doctoral programme in Arts and Humanities, Philosophy and Education. More information about the doctoral programmes can be found on the website of the Centre for Doctoral Studies (doktorat.univie.ac.at ). See also the website of the doctoral students’ peer support and representation group: http://www.univie.ac.at/dok.phil .