EMGS Registration Guide


Please read the information provided carefully. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, courses will be offered on-site, online or in a hybrid form. In the online course directory of the University of Vienna, you can find details for each course and the form in which it will be taught:

https://ufind.univie.ac.at/en/index.html

 If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me: birgit.kaiserlehner@univie.ac.at 

First Year Students

General information

There are obligatory courses and elective courses in the program in Vienna. Obligatory courses can be found in modules 1, 2, and 3 for first year students. You have to take them either in the winter or in the summer term. An exception to this rule is the lecture Introduction into Global History  (070177) and  Theories and Methods of Global History (070240) which are only offered in the WINTER TERM. In addition to these courses, you can choose from a range of elective courses.

Each module has 10 ECTS. However, sometimes it is difficult to reach exactly 10 ECTS in a module and you can have less in one module and more in another one. It is not possible to have less than 8 ECTS in any of the modules at the end of the year. At the end of your study year in Vienna, you need to have passed 50 ECTS (including the obligatory courses). Also, it is mandatory to attend summer and winter school which make up for 10 ECTS, so that you obtain 60 ECTS at the end of the first year. Depending on your choice and success during the winter term, please fill up your modules so that they match the description above.

 

Second Year Students:

General information

There are obligatory courses and elective courses in the program in Vienna. The mandatory course for you is the Graduate College (070218) which MUST BE TAKEN IN THE WINTER AND THE SUMMER TERM. Moreover, you have to select one obligatory research seminar (10 ECTS) in module 9 or 10. In addition, you can choose from a range of elective courses.

Each module has 10 ECTS. However, sometimes it is difficult to reach exactly 10 ECTS in a module and you can have less in one module, and more in another one. It is not possible to have less than 8 ECTS in a module. In the end you need to pass 40 ECTS in courses (including the obligatory courses) to complete the program in Vienna. You also have to hand in a master’s thesis which makes up for 20 ECTS, so that you obtain 60 ECTS at the end of the second year.

 

 

Students currently studying abroad:

You have to obtain 30 ECTS in your studies abroad. During your summer semester in Vienna, you need to complete 10 ECTS in coursework. You should attend the Graduate College in module 8 and one course of your choice with at least 5 ECTS.

 

General information about the registration for all students

 

Which courses can I choose?

In the PDF file I have sent you (and soon on the EMGS website of Vienna: https://global-studies.univie.ac.at/courses/), you can find a list of suggested courses. However, you are not limited to this selection. Feel free to browse through the course directory system (https://ufind.univie.ac.at/en/index.html), and if you find interesting courses which are not on the list, please contact me. I will check if the courses you would like to take are fitting into the curriculum. Some courses are not possible like language courses or very specific courses from other study programs. The courses should have a reasonable connection to Global History or Global Studies.

 

Registration

General information about the registration for courses at the University of Vienna can be found here:

https://studieren.univie.ac.at/en/registration-for-coursesexaminations/#c254735

You are eligible to take almost all the courses of the University of Vienna via your u:space account. But, please note that each faculty states its own registration phase. Find detailed information here: https://studieren.univie.ac.at/anmeldung-zu-lehrveranstaltungenpruefungen/

 

Deadlines

Please look at the courses you are interested in and mind the respective deadlines. They vary from course to course, but most registration periods start in September.

 

Concluding remarks

We know that the registration process can be overwhelming and confusing. It would be much easier to dictate a fixed curriculum to you. However, we think this is boring and does not support your academic freedom. Also, we try to provide you with as much choice as possible. Please try to figure out the details of the (quite overregulated) procedure of registration yourself. If you face any difficulties, please inform me (birgit.kaiserlehner@univie.ac.at). We will try to handle your problems as fast as possible.