Biology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Biology gives a basic understanding of biology and its subdisciplines. It equips students with general knowledge of biology and important fundamental subjects, such as chemistry, physics, statistics, ethics and gender issues. Students then have the opportunity to specialise in one of seven areas of study (anthropology, microbiology and genetics, molecular biology, ecology, palaeobiology, plant sciences, zoology).

We recommend language proficiency in English equivalent to level B2, as courses in the bachelor’s programme in Biology are held in both German as well as English.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 630

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Sprache: German

Entrance exam procedure


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Data updated on: 28.12.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


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 Biology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), imparting knowledge from the area of biology as well as fundamental subjects (chemistry, physics, statistics, ethics, gender issues), and a specialisation in one of seven areas of study (anthropology, microbiology and genetics, molecular biology, ecology, palaeobiology, plant sciences, zoology) available as groups of compulsory modules. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Bioethics
  • Evolution
  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Cell biology

... and many more.

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 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 bachelor’s programme in Biology represents an initial pre-professional education. Graduates of the programme are qualified to take on subject-related tasks in biologically oriented institutions.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.5 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.8 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 348 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Biology graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 62% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,610 gross/month.
  • 10% of graduates work in each sector of: wholesale trade, retail trade and tertiary/post-secondary education.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "BA Biology".