European Master in Classical CulturesPost it (International Study Programme)

As of winter semester 2020/2021 this programme is no longer open to new entrants.

Faculty Faculty of Philosophy and History
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree Master of Arts (MA)
Qualification Level Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0288 Inter-disciplinary Programmes involving Arts and Humanities
Mode of Study Full-Time
Study Code UC 066 700
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2010W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Laguage Certificates

* Information on the Curriculum (2010W)

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.

University of Innsbruck Bulletin » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Criteria for the determination of equalence:

Contents will be updated shortly! 

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 4 semesters or 120 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).

First Semester »

    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Seminar
  20.0 ECTS-Credits: 1. Core area: Discipline 1
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: 1. Core area: Discipline 2 >continue second semester!

Second Semester »

>15.0 ECTS-Credits: Core area: Discipline 2
  15.0 ECTS-Credits: Supplementary subjects: Elective Module or Internship

Third Semester »

  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Core area: Discipline 3
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Consolidation area: Language
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Consolidation area: Methodology

Fourth Semester »

  27.5 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis
    2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis Defense

Qualification Profile and Skills

The joint Master's Programme European Master in Classical Cultures deals with the Mediterranean region and the Middle East from the beginning of written culture up to Late Antiquity. The approaches used are the methods of history, philology and archaeology.

It serves as a basis for a PhD programme or further post-graduate education in areas requiring independent-mindedness, logic, analytical and network thinking, capability of synthesis, teamwork, conceptual creativity as well as independent tapping of sources of information and inventories of knowledge by research and transfer.

In view of possible fields of occupation, within the compulsory and elective modules completed during the study programme, besides expert knowledge in the relevant field, general qualifications are provided or deepened. These include:

  • the skill of critical, objective and clear presentation of facts resulting from the sources
  • the skill of achieving an independent and critical position on existing scientific and popular beliefs, theories, ideologies and dogmata
  • the skill of dealing with historical constructions of gender critically
  • the skill of applying this knowledge in order to foster the understanding of historical-political, cultural and religious-ideological positions
  • the joint study programme at a minimum of two European universities with different languages provides its graduates with high qualification in terms of linguistic and intercultural competence

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates possess highly specialised knowledge. They are able to apply their knowledge by independently formulate and substantiate scientific arguments and to find innovative solutions to problems.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The joint study programme European Master in Classical Cultures is included in the group of study programmes of Humanities and Cultural Sciences and provides its graduates with useful prerequisites for fields of occupation such as

  • scientific work
  • adult education and continuing vocational training
  • libraries, archives, documentation, collections and museums
  • media, public relations and cultural work (in public service, non-governmental as well as international cultural organizations and institutions)
  • politics and policy advice
  • scientific organisations in an international framework

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
Outstanding performance

TAB = 100%


Generally good, but with some errors
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
Performance meets the minimum cirteria

Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2020

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, 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
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang 

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