Physics (Bachelor)

Three physics students conducting an experiment.

© Universität Wien / Thomas Mayer

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 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.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 676

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German and English

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 23.11.2020

*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 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:

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

... 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

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

→ These results are basd on feedback from 103 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 Physics 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 ...

  • 65% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 3,049 gross/month.
  • graduates work e.g. in the education 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 Physics".