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Course Duration / ECTS6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degree Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department History
ModeFull time
Study ID
D 033 603
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.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

The BA degree course in History imparts an overview of fundamental historic knowledge and academic competences. Students will be qualified to work in the fields of arts and humanities as well as social sciences. The combination of a history degree with additional qualifications such as foreign language skills, knowledge in economic sciences, (digital) media skills, museum education or culture management, as well as a subsequent MA degree course in History, increase the possibilities for graduates in the employment market.

Which career opportunities do I have?

The BA degree course in History prepares for occupations in the following areas: (Universities, research institutes, other academic institutions, …); archiving, museums, libraries, documentation work; historic preservation; juvenile and adult education; exhibition work; PR; media work; administration on many levels; leisure industry and tourism; culture management.

Why Salzburg?

The Department of History at the University of Salzburg offers research and teaching in seven core subjects (History of the Middle Ages, Modern History, Contemporary History, Austrian History, Non-European History and Global History, History of European Regions, as well as Economic, Social and Environmental History). Courses in Ancient History are offered by the Department of Classical Studies. Due to the individual support of the department’s staff, students are able to finish their degree course on time. They study in the beautiful World Cultural Heritage site of Salzburg’s old town. Most of the lecture courses and seminars, some of which are taught in English, take place in the building of the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences at Rudolfskai. By individual agreement, students may also take exams in English. A special distinction of the course offer are excursions, which are part of the BA and BEd curricula. Students travel to destinations within Austria and beyond, e.g. Cuba, Nicaragua, Ghana, Israel, Ireland, Poland, Italy, etc. The roof terrace on top of the  building of the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences with a stunning view of the Fortress of Hohensalzburg invites students to study and relax. The University Sports Centre in Rif and local recreational areas in town offer plenty of possibilities to unwind after a busy day of studying.

How is the course structured?

History BA
Module 1: Introductory Module18 ECTS
Module 2: Overview and Orientation: Historic Periods12 ECTS
Module 3: Overview and Orientation: Rooms and Dimensions of History12 ECTS
Module 4: Advanced Module Historic Periods15 ECTS
Module 5: Advanced Module Rooms and Dimensions of History21 ECTS
Module 6: Advanced Research Skills and profession-orientated courses15 ECTS
Module 7: Seminar Module18 ECTS
Module 8: Theories and Methods12 ECTS
Module 9: Language and Reading Skills12 ECTS
Optional Module: Interdisciplinarity and Networking12 ECTS
Optional subjects24 ECTS
Bachelor’s thesis9 ECTS
Total180 ECTS


Ass. Prof. Dr. Alfred Stefan Weiß

Ass. Prof. Dr. Alfred Stefan Weiß
Head of the curriculum committee History

Rudolfskai 42, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-4782
Fax: +43 662 8044-0001