Students in the Lecture Hall

Admission

All admission procedures at the University of Vienna are handled by Studentpoint. Most of the rules concerning admission are independent of the field of study. For the Bachelor programmes a proof of proficiency in German is required, as it is also the case for some Master programmes.

Information on the admission procedures can be found here.

 

 

Degree Programmes

The range of degree programmes offered at the Faculty is the largest among the natural science degree programmes at the University of Vienna. The Directorates of Studies (SPL) are in charge of more than 10'000 students, which is more than 10 % of the students enrolled at the University of Vienna. Students can choose from a broad variety of study programmes. Applied courses in the lab or field work are key elements for the success of the programmes.

The Studies Service Centre of Life Sciences administrates all programmes of our Faculty. It serves as a student information centre at faculty level for all questions concerning degree programmes and graduation.

Biology

The University of Vienna currently offers a Bachelor programme in Biology and 10 Master programmes. Additionally, Bachelor as well as Master teacher accreditation programmes are offered.

Biology studies life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, identification, and taxonomy. At the University of Vienna, Biology is represented by all its subdisciplines.

The following Master programmes are offered by the SPL Biology:

  • Anthropology
  • Behaviour, Neurobiology and Cognition
  • Botany
  • Ecology and Ecosystems
  • Evolutionary Systems Biology
  • Conservation Biology and Biodiversity Management
  • Zoology

The following Master programmes are offered by SPL Molecular Biology:

  • Genetics and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology, Microbial Ecology, and Immunobiology
  • Molecular Biology

 

 

 

Pharmacy

Pharmacy is the science of drugs. Accordingly, the pharmaceutical sciences cover a group of interdisciplinary areas of study concerned with the design, action, delivery, and disposition of drugs. The pharmaceutical sciences are subdivided into several specialisations, with four main branches: Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Technology, and Pharmacognosy. The graduates are qualified to work in a pharmacy to dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. Further job opportunities are available in analytical laboratories, pharmaceutical industry and health agencies.

The following Master programmes are offered by SPL Pharmacy:

Nutritional Sciences

The Bachelor study programme of Nutritional Sciences is focused on basic knowledge in natural sciences in the first semesters followed by scientific specialisation in topics of human nutrition, food science, and dietetics. Students will also gain experience in academic work and research under supervision, at least toward the end of the Bachelor programme. The Master programme with three focuses on “moleculare nutrition”, “food safety”, and “public health nutrition” is research driven. The current modifications of the curricula reflect the department's research areas. 

The SPL Nutritional Sciences offers the Master programme

  • Nutritional Sciences

Doctoral Programmes

The graduate programmes prepare students to address fundamental research problems in Life Sciences, with an emphasis in modern Biology, Molecular Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Pharmacy. The programmes as a whole provide broad, interdisciplinary training and opportunities in a congenial community of outstanding research laboratories in order to develop students’ ability to carry out independent scientific work. Depending on the field of research the PhD/doctoral programmes are conducted predominantly or exclusively in English. Graduates in Nutritional Sciences and Pharmacy, are awarded the degree “Dr.rer.nat”, graduates in the fields of Biology and Molecular Biology are awarded the degree “PhD”.