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Bachelor programme Biology

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The bachelor programme in biology at the University of Innsbruck gives students a sound scientific basic education and a broad insight into the different branches of biology. The aim is the learning of scientific working methods and the advancement of the development of skills to solve complex unforeseeable problems on the basis of a critical understanding of the principles of biology. In the courses theoretical knowledge and practical skills are taught, which facilitate both teamwork and autonomous work and which are a prerequisite for a sound education. An individual specialisation is possible by choosing specific elective modules; thus the studies can be adjusted to the students’ future occupational interests. A completed bachelor programme qualifies graduates for occupations in private and public institutions, museums, libraries and in botanic and zoological gardens and sanctuaries.

Higher education institution:
University of Innsbruck
Group of fields of study:
Natural Sciences
Degree programme:
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Science, BSc
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Contact & Information materials:

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2018/19, Stk. 32 (Nr. 379)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in biology imparts knowledge about scientific basics and about the individual branches of biology.


All courses, with exception of the lectures, have an immanent examination character. The orientation phase serves the orientation of the students and consists of different compulsory and elective modules which provide the structure for the subsequent semesters. Special focuses are set in the fields of botany, zoology, microbiology, molecular biology and ecology. The learning of practice-oriented skills is facilitated by practical courses, excursions and introductory seminars. To complete the degree programme a bachelor thesis must be written. Students can choose the topic for this thesis themselves; it, however, must contain subject matters from certain compulsory modules.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations

Biology & Environmental Studies (Z) - Biology and Environmental Studies (examination has to be passed before admission)