Chemistry (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Chemistry provides students with a fundamental academic education and practical training in the most important areas of chemistry (organic and inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and biological chemistry). In addition, students acquire basic knowledge in other related subject areas (mathematics, physics and biology) that are necessary for a thorough understanding of the discipline.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 662

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

Entrance exam procedure


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Data updated on: 25.05.2020

*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 consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) and compulsory modules relating to the subdisciplines of chemistry. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Spectroscopy
  • Analytics
  • Organic and inorganic syntheses
  • Physical and theoretical chemistry
  • Biological-chemical systems

... and many more.

 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:

  • chemical industry: research, development, production, quality control
  • non-chemical industry: quality control, analytical laboratory, emission control
  • public sector: federal and state institutes of agriculture, environmental protection, etc.
  • private laboratories: clinical diagnosis, environmental analysis, etc.

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: 2.4 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 4.1 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 82 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 Chemistry 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 ...

  • 68% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,669 gross/month.
  • 10% of graduates work in the wholesale trade sector.

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