Physics (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Physics provides students with a comprehensive basic academic education in the area of physics and its areas of applications.

Graduates of the bachelor’s programme are familiar with scientific methods in physical experiments. They know how to describe physical correlations and processes in theoretical terms and to model them by means of computer-aided modelling. They have profound knowledge of the most important sub-disciplines of physics and their interrelations. Moreover, they have experience in using modern computer technologies and applying them in the field of natural and technical science. They know mathematical tools and methods and competently apply them to issues in the field of physics.

The languages of instruction are German and English. To hold English proficiency on B2 level is advised.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 676

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination



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 Physics comprises

  • the group of compulsory modules A “Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP)”;
  • the group of compulsory modules B focusing on subject-specific basic education in experimental and theoretical physics, computer science and the related mathematical basics;
  • the group of compulsory modules C, aimed at employing numerical methods to solve issues in the field of physics and at basic education in the area of computer-aided scientific work with emphasis on data analysis and visualisation;
  • as well as the two groups of elective modules A and B.

Five concepts

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

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Theory of relativity
  • Thermodynamics
  • Solid-state physics
  • Spectroscopy

 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

The scientific foundation of the bachelor’s programme in Physics qualifies graduates to critically assess knowledge and to argue in quantitative terms. The use of modern teaching and learning methods allows students to acquire scientific expertise, and promotes skills that are required in professional life, such as the ability to work independently and in teams. The specific physical mindset allows graduates to use their knowledge and skills in a wide range of occupational fields that require familiarity with logical structures as well as creativity and innovative thinking and that extend beyond the limits of the discipline.

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