Universität Wien - University of Vienna
Erasmus+ coordinator: Dr. Éva Rozália Hölzle
Language of instruction: German, but there are many courses offered in English. The desirable level of German and English is at least B1 following the Common European Frame of Reference (CEFR).
Study cycle: Bachelor and Master
Erasmus+ partner: Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften (Faculty of Social Sciences)
General information: Vienna is not only the capital and the most popular city in Austria, but also has a rich cultural heritage. In the historical city center, which was declared a UNESCO world cultural heritage site, are located important international organisations such as the OPEC, UNO or OSZE. The University of Vienna is the biggest university in the country with about 93,000 national and international enrolled students. With over 180 courses it offers the largest variety of subjects to study in Austria. The Faculty of Social Sciences counts about 15,000 students in BA, MA und PhD programmes which makes the Faculty of Social Sciences one of the largest institutions of the university. It comprises seven institutes: Social and cultural anthropology, nursing science, political science, journalism and communication science, sociology, politics, and science and technology.
NOTE: The listed study programs shall provide you an overview and thematic orientation of our partner. They are not binding so that contents of your study during the exchange may differ from the given information, but they may help you to get a first impression of the partner. It is highly recommended to obtain more detailed information on the Website of the corresponding partner insititution.
The study and research of sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences is influenced by the traditional "School of Vienna" that addresses social phenomena from a problem based, empirical, and practice-oriented perspective. Theoretical standpoints of the Viennese Circle such as logical empirism and social phenomenology are still prominent in research and teaching at the institute of sociology. The Faculty of Social Sciences in Vienna comprises seven research areas: family, generations and health prevention; gender and transformation; governance, democracy, and solidarity; knowledge societies in turbulent times; migration, citizenship and belonging; political parties, elections and representation; as well as visual studies in the social sciences. Besides the directors of studies sociology and the doctoral programme sociology there are three other directors of studies (Communication, Social and Cultural Anthropology incl. Gender Studies, and Political Sciences), that offer further BA nad MA study programmes at the Faculty. Please inform yourself about courses that Erasmus+ students may attend at the partner institution.
The BA Sociology offers a subject specific introductory phase covering fundamental knowledge of the Social Sciences and scientific research. The study programme not only emphasizes the application of qualitative and quantitative methods in the empirical social research, but also refers to legal and economic perspectives in various subjects as well as the acquisition of knowledge on a communicational and social level.
The MA Sociology also focuses on the application of qualitative and quantitative methods in empirical social research, and closely connects it to personal research projects. At the same time the programme offers the possibility to deepen knowledge and specialize on research interests in the different areas at the Faculty.
Study terms: Classes in the winter semester start regularly at the beginning of October and end at the end of January. Classes in the summer semester start regularly at the beginning of March and end at the end of June. Exams are held respectively for the winter semester in January and the summer semester in June.
Other information: The University of Vienna offers incoming students manifold support services. It guides students to find accommodation, offers German courses and provides an orientation week for Erasmus+ Students. All informationis available on the university´s website.
Events & Deadlines
Erasmus+ Sprechstunde/ Office hours:
Aktuell bieten wir keine Sprechstunde an. // At the moment we are not offering office hours.
Alle Kurse für das kommende Sommersemester 2020 sind auch im eKVV online einsehbar! Englischsprachige Veranstaltungen finden Sie HIER.
All courses for the upcoming summer semester 2020 are also available online in the eKVV. You can find an overview of courses in English HERE.
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