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Course Duration / ECTS6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degreeBachelor of Arts (BA)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· Additional requirement: knowledge of Latin (prior to enrolment!)
· 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.
· Additional exam: Greek proficiency – to be completed
before the final Bachelor’s examinations
·  Curriculum
Dates and Deadlines· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
Information on the department
and departmental student representatives
Department of Classics
Language level required German B2

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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.

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
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.

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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.


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Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Melissa Vetters
Head of the curriculum committee Classical Studies BA

Residenzplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-4563

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