Bachelor's Programme Pharmacy

Curriculum (2015W)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration/ ECTS-Credits
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Admission Requirements 
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

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Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0916 Pharmacy

Study Code
C 033 305

Supplemental examinations
The supplemental examination in Biology and Environmental Protection is dropped if a minimum of four hours in natural sciences, biology or biology in conjunction with other teaching areas per week were successfully attended at a secondary school after the 8th school grade. if the knowledge from the fields of natural sciences, biology or biology in conjunction with other teaching areas  are already part of the admission procedure prior admission (concerns all admission processes acc. to §65a and §§71b, c, d UA 2002). The supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the bachelor's degree programme if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Bachelor's Programme Pharmacy gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Bachelor's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Bachelor's Programme Pharmacy, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

The 2015W curriculum currently applies to the Bachelor's Programme Pharmacy.

Information on the Curriculum (2015W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies, available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Studies Introduction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) starting winter term 2016 »

(1) Within the scope of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. Lecture Series Pharmacy (CM1, VO2, 5 ECTS-Credits),
  2. General Biology and Cell Biology (CM2b, VO3, 6 ECTS-Credits),
  3. Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics (CM2c, VO1, 1 ECTS-Credit),
  4. General Chemistry for Students of Pharmacy (CM3a, VO4, 8 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period entitles to passing all further courses and examinations and to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period lectures (VO) and lectures with practical elements (VU) amounting to 10 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The registration requirements listed in the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence 

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Core Subjects in Pharmacy
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Natural Sciences I
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Natural Sciences II

  12.5 ECTS-Credits: Biochemistry, Physiology and Pathophysiology
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Analytical Chemistry
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Organic Chemistry I

  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Physiology and Pathophysiology
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Technology
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Organic Chemistry II
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 1 or 2

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Pharmacology I
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Pharmacognosy I
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Analysis of Drugs and their Active (Pharmaceutical) Ingredients

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Pharmacology II
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Medicinal Chemistry I and Biopharmaceutics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Pharmaceutical Technology
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Spectroscopy

      7.5 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Medicinal Chemistry II
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Pharmacognosy II
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 1, 2, 3 or 4

Studienverlauf_BA Pharmazie_2015_en

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence

Extension Programme ​

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Extension Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Extension Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading scheme Definition %-age
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance 18.6= 100%
2 GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors 24.2
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 28.1
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum cirteria 29.1
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Associate Dean of Studies
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexandra Koschak

Information about the Programme

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