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Bachelor programme Biomedicine and Biotechnology

Content and focus of the degree programme:

This study programme is only available in German.

The bachelor's programme in Biomedicine and Biotechnology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna imparts basic scientific working methods and laboratory technologies. Moreover, skills in the use of molecular and cell biology methods for working on complex biomedical questions are developed to enable students to use animal models and alternative methods in preclinical biomedical research. The early integration of students into current research projects at the university enables a practice-oriented and team-oriented education. A broad spectrum of occupations is available to graduates, especially in research and examination institutions of the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry, universities or institutions of public and private healthcare.

Higher education institution:
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Science, BSc
6 Semester / 180 ECTS

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 22,70
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
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Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in Biomedicine and Biotechnology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna imparts important basics in natural sciences and veterinary medicine and enables a broad education at the interface between technology, medicine and biology.


The bachelor's programme lasts six semesters and consists of lectures, seminars, conversatories, exercise courses and work placements. Examinations take place at the end of each course. In the courses the students’ knowledge is tested at regular intervals; they have immanent examination character. At the end of the programme students have to write a bachelor's thesis; they have to choose the topic of this thesis from one of the examination subjects prescribed in the curriculum. Students can take part in projects from the first semester onwards to get practical experience and to use their knowledge in practice. Moreover, they have to do a four-week work placement in the third academic year. They can do this placement at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna or at relevant external institutions.

Entrance examinations

Admission procedure

Supplementary examinations