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Transcultural Communication Bachelor's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

The bachelor’s programme Transcultural Communication offers a sound academic introduction to transcultural communication in the following languages:

Arabic, Bosnian/Croat/Serbian, German, English, French, Italian, Austrian Sign Language, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, Hungarian.

Students are taught in their native or second languages, which can be one of the above stated languages, as well as in one or two foreign languages, which students can select from the above list. Besides language skills, students acquire comprehensive knowledge of the social, political, cultural and economic situation of the relevant countries.

A key part of the programme involves either studying or completing a work placement abroad, enabling students to come into contact with other cultures and acquire language and intercultural skills (relating to intercultural dialogue, a differentiated understanding of other cultures, etc.).  

The bachelor’s programme Transcultural Communication provides students with relevant scientific skills and methods for analysis and reflection of intercultural and transcultural communication.

Professional training of translators and interpreters is provided in a specialist master’s programme (e.g. master’s programme Translation or Interpretation).

Expected results

Undergraduates of the bachelor’s programme Transcultural Communication will be able to consistently develop their linguistic skills and scientific knowledge and maintain them to reflect current research. Students will have acquired key qualifications and soft skills for their careers such as independent and targeted working methods and intellectual flexibility. They will have acquired excellent competence in their native or second language and in two selected foreign languages as well as basic translational competences including comprehensive cultural knowledge.

Zugangsregelungen TKK

From Academic Year 2019/20 onwards there are specific access rules for this programme.



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University degree
Bachelor of Arts „BA”
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
B 032 xxx(je nach Studienrichtungssprache)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
type of study programme
Qualification level
Bachelor (1st study cycle)
General university entrance qualification
Limited admission to this programme
Admission Bachelor Transkulturelle Kommunikation


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