Pharmacy (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Pharmacy aims at imparting basic scientific knowledge and methods in the key areas of pharmacy as well as related subject areas. Students of the bachelor’s programme in Pharmacy obtain a degree qualifying them to enter a profession in the pharmaceutical industry, at universities, other research institutions or laboratories. By the end of the degree programme, students have to pass the supplementary examination in Latin.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 305

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

Entrance exam 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 Pharmacy consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), including an introduction to pharmacy and to the biological and chemical principles of pharmacy, as well as groups of compulsory modules that focus on the core subjects of pharmacy. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

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

  • Synthesis and analysis of pharmaceutical substances
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of pharmacology
  • Industrial drug manufacturing
  • Biochemistry and drugs from biological sources

 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 of the bachelor’s programme have the necessary basic competences to enter a profession, such as at analytical and diagnostic laboratories or in the pharmaceutical industry. They have basic theoretical and practical knowledge of drug development, drug production and quality control of pharmaceutical substances and drugs and know the fundamental principles of the methods applied in related disciplines, such as physics, biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology and hygiene.

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