Bachelor Degree Programme

Speech and language therapists work with people of all ages whose voice or their ability to speak, swallow or hear is impaired.

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Profession and career prospects

What does a career as a speech and language therapist entail?

A speech therapist works with people of all ages whose voice or ability to speak, swallow or hear is impaired. The cause of these difficulties may vary. As a speech therapist, your tasks include speech diagnosis, planning and conducting treatments, and consulting clients and their relatives.

Your future profession will take you to health care facilities such as hospitals, private practices, independent logopaedic practices, or to the fields of research and education.

Career prospects for speech therapists are diverse and promising. Our students often find a future job already during their practical training. The field of logopaedics is generally characterised by high occupational satisfaction.


What can you expect from the study programme?

This study programme is a dual training programme consisting of theoretical courses (2/3) and a practical training course (1/3). You will be introduced to basic theoretical topics from the fields of medicine, audiology, linguistics, educational theory, and physiology. You will also become familiar with a wide range of logopaedic examination techniques and treatment programmes for each kind of impairment.

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 demonstartes the importance of collaboration across all specialisations in order to think beyond the framework of your own professional background.

During your studies you will be required to write two Bachelor Papers. The first is written during the third semester and introduces you to the scientific work process. For the second Bachelor Paper you delve deeper into a topic from the logopaedic field by conducting a scientific study.

Practical training

What can you expect from the practical training?

The practical training throughout the entire study programme gives you the opportunity to become familiar with the practical side of diagnoses and therapies in the various specific fields of logopaedics by interacting directly with the patients. Your practical training consists of 55 ECTS or 39 weeks to be completed during your 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th/ 6th semester.

Duration and extent of the practical training:
  • 1st semester/ 1 week
  • 2nd semester / 7 weeks
  • 4th semester / 11 weeks
  • 5th/6th semester/ 21 weeks

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

Degree Programme - an overview

Speech and language therapist
Bachelor of Science in
Health Studies (BSc)
Organisational form
6 semester, full-time, 180 ECTS
Language of instruction
Number of study places
24 per admission cycle
Tuition fees
€ 363,36 per semester +
contribution to study materials € 75,00 per academic year + Austrian Students´ Union fee ÖH-Beitrag
Admission cycle

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