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 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 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 (Quality Management, Community Nutrition, Advanced Botany, Molecular Nutritiony, Nutrition Ecology, Basics of Economics). To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Human nutrition
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health and Dietetics
  • Food chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Nutritional ecology

... 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:

  • 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 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: 2.7 (satisfactory)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.5 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 163 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 Nutritional Sciences 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 ...

  • 71% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,735 gross/month.
  • 15% of graduates work in the manufacturing of food and tobacco products sector.

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