Pharmacy (Bachelor)


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 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 additional exam in Latin.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 305

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

Entrance exam procedure


Facts & Figures

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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 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:

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

... 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 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 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: 4.6 (very high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 158 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 Pharmacy 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 ...

  • 84% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 4,455 gross/month.
  • 85% of graduates work in the retail 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 "Diploma Programme Pharmacy".