Nutritional Sciences (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Nutritional Sciences provides students with a multidisciplinary academic education in the field of nutritional sciences. Students acquire competences that enable them to deal with academic and practical problems arising from the relation between nutrition and people. The first phase of the degree programme focuses on principles of natural sciences, followed by a comprehensive academic pre-professional education.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 638

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 15 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

Entrance exami procedure



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Nutritional Sciences consists of the following modules: Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) (dietetics, chemistry); compulsory modules in the fields of chemistry, food safety, human nutrition, principles of medicine and biochemistry, general and molecular biology, public health nutrition and dietetics; and alternative compulsory modules. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Human nutrition
  • Food chemistry
  • Dietetics
  • Wild plants
  • Nutritional ecology

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • food industry
  • community catering
  • healthcare sector and public health
  • adult education
  • public relations and media
  • insurance companies
  • pharmaceutical industry.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates