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Bachelor programme Biology

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The bachelor programme in biology at the University of Vienna conveys both basic scientific education in the fields of chemistry, physics and mathematics and a broad insight into the core areas of biology. Specialisations in the fields of anthropology, microbiology and genetics, molecular biology, ecology, palaeobiology, plant sciences or zoology enable students already at an early stage a concentration on contents they are specifically interested in. Critical and cross-linked thinking are facilitated by knowledge of theoretical basics and specific practical skills. In this way skills and the understanding of related subject areas are acquired. Thus graduates will be qualified to carry out subject-related activities in institutions specialising in biology-related activities.

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

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Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,20
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Stay abroad:
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published in the:
MBl. 2014/15, Stk. 28 (Nr. 198), i.d.f. MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 4 (Nr. 11), MBl. 2016/17, Stk. 31 (Nr. 151)

Definition of the field of studies

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


The bachelor programme in biology consists of three groups of modules, with the orientation phase representing an orientation guide for the students. For a successful completion of the degree programme examinations both in the compulsory modules and in the groups of compulsory modules, which the students can choose themselves, must be passed. Moreover, students have to write a bachelor thesis in their chosen specialisation, present this thesis in the framework of a bachelor module and do some project-related compulsory work placements. After completing the orientation phase and the group of compulsory modules students are recommended, upon agreement with the competent academic organ, to spend part of their studies abroad.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations

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