Biomedical Science

Bachelor Degree Programme

Biomedical scientists are experts in conducting laboratory and function diagnostic examinations and analysing the results.

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Degree Programme - an overview

Biomedical Scientist
Bachelor of Science in
Health Studies (BSc)
Organisational form
6 semester, full-time, 180 ECTS
Language of instruction
Number of study places
26 per admission cycle
Tuition fees
€ 363,36 per semester +
contribution to study materials € 88,00 per academic year + Austrian Students´ Union fee
Admission cycle

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Profession and career prospects

What does a career as biomedical scientist entail?

What does a career as a biomedical scientist entail?
Biomedical scientists conduct measurements and examinations of body fluids, tissues, and cells. The data gathered is the basis for diagnoses and possible treatments of diseases, especially within human and veterinary medicine. Medical research also highly relies on such measurements.

Once you have completed your studies, you will have a wide range of fields to choose from and promising career perspectives ahead of you. You will be able to work in diagnostic laboratories e.g. in hospitals, as well as in private and university-based research institutes. Many of our students receive attractive job offers already during the practical training, whether as part of the course or as part of writing their Bachelor Paper.


What can you expect from the study programme?

Initially, students acquire basic medical, chemical, and mathematical knowledge and learn about the work process in biomedical sciences. In our modern training labs, the theoretical knowledge is linked with the appropriate analysis methods and evaluation processes. Basic technical skills needed for working in a laboratory are also covered, so that you can gradually improve and internalise them throughout your studies.

The third pillar that helps you develop your skills is the practical training that is completed in each field. The practical training takes place at various points between the second and sixth semester and comprises almost a third of your studies. Most of the practical training occurs in the field of biomedical-technical examinations and treatments, however, parts of the practical training can also be completed in research facilities, the biomedical industry or in veterinary medical institutes. Of course, you can also take the opportunity to complete your practical training abroad with the Erasmus+ Programme.

During your studies you will attend several lectures with students from other study programmes which will prepare you for working in an interdisciplinary team in the future. This demonstrates the importance of collaboration across all specialisations in order to think beyond the framework of your own professional background.

One of the key characteristics of our Innsbruck campus is the close and early involvement of students in the latest research processes of our teaching scientists. Right from the start you will realise the importance of a scientific understanding for your own work. This knowledge will then be directly applied in your Bachelor Papers and in the three month long practical training you will take part in while writing them.


Practical Training

What can you expect from practical training?

The practical training consists of 45 ECTS or 1.125 hours to be completed during your 2nd, 5th and 6th semester. Our students typically choose practical trainings in the fields of biomedical-technical examinations and treatments. Other practical trainings can be completed in research, science, and veterinary medical institutes or in the biomedical industry.

Duration and extent of your practical training:
  • 2nd semester / 5 ECTS/ 1 x 3 weeks
  • 5th semester / 10 ECTS/ 6 x 3 weeks
  • 6th semester / 5 ECTS/ 2 x 3 weeks

Take the opportunity to do your practical training abroad with the Erasmus+ Programme.