Bachelor's Programme Slavonic Studies

Curriculum (2015W)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration/ ECTS-Credits
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Admission Requirements 
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture

Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0231 Language Acquisition

Study Code
UC 033 650

Supplemental examination
Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the bachelor's degree programme if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.

As of winter semester 2024/2025 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. For information on the succeeding bachelor’s programme please consult this page »

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Bachelor Slavonic Studies gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Bachelor's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Bachelor Slavonic Studies, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

Information on the curriculum (2015W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. VO Slavonic Languages and Cultures in Europe (CM 1 lit. a/2 hrs./2.5 ECTS-Credits),
  2. VO Culture and History of Eastern Europe (CM 1 lit. b/2 hrs./2.5 ECTS-Credits),
  3. VO Selected Periods of Russian Literature (CM 10 lit. b/2 hrs./5 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations and to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 20 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The registration requirements listed in the curriculum must be met.

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subjects.

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the following course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:

  1. VO Slavic Languages and Cultures in Europe (PM 1 lit. a/2 hour/2.5 ECTS-Credits)
  2. VO Culture and History of Eastern Europe (PM 1 lit. b/2 hours/2.5 ECTS-Credits)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Introduction and Orientation Phase for Students (STEOP) and to write a bachelor's thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Slavonic Studies
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Command of Language Russian (Basic Course)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Introduction t
o Slavic Linguistics
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Introduction to Literature and Cultural Studies
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

 7.5 ECTS-Credits: UE Russian I
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Russian Phonetics and Phonology
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VO Selected Fields of Russian Literature
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU
Selected Topics of Cinema
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

 5.0 ECTS-Credits: UE Russian II
5.0 ECTS-Credits: UE Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I or Polish I
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO History of the Slavonic Languages/ Russion Language 
2.5 ECTS-Credits: PS Proseminary in Literary
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU
Media Analysis
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

 5.0 ECTS-Credits: UE Russian III
5.0 ECTS-Credits: UE
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II or Polish II
     2.5 ECTS-Credits: PS Proseminar in Linguistics
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Slavic Linguistics – Reading
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Selected Fields of Literature and Culture and their Communication
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Selected Fields of the Central, Eastern and Southeastern European 
                                  Cultures and Societies 
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

5.0 ECTS-Credits: UE Russian IV
2.5 ECTS-Credits: UE
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian III or Polish III
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Selected Fields of the Russianlanguage system and its Communication 
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Seminar in Literary Studies
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Russische Literatur (Lektüre)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Selected Fields of Linguistics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis

Studienverlauf_ BA Slawistik_Stand 01.10.2015_en

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence


As part of the Bachelor’s Programme, a Minor of 30 ECTS-Credits can be completed.

More information and a list of possible Minors can be found at:

​ Supplementary Programme ​

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 28.7= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 334
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 25.6
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 12.3
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Associate Dean of Studies
ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Helmut Weinberger

Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Mag. Dr. Elisabeth De Felip-Jaud

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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