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Bachelor's Programme Pharmacy

Faculty Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6
ISCED-F 0916 Pharmacy
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 033 305
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2015W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates
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.

* 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.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)


Studies Ibnduction 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).

First Semester »

    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

Second Semester »

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

Third Semester »

  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

Fourth Semester »

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

Fifth Semester »

  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

Sixth Semester »

      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

Grafische Darstellung »

Studienverlauf_BA Pharmazie_2015_en

Qualification Profile and Skills 

The goal of the Bachelor’s Programme Pharmacy at the University of Innsbruck is to convey fundamental scientific skills and methods in the main fields of pharmacy as well as associated fields. The Bachelor’s Programme Pharmacy leads to a first professional university degree which enables to qualified activities in the pharmaceutical industry, at universities, other research institutions or testing facilities.

Expected Learning Outcomes 

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Programme Pharmacy possess fundamental theoretic and practical knowledge of the de-velopment, production and quality control of pharmaceuticals and medicines, and they have basic knowledge of the methods of neighbouring subject areas, such as physics, biochemistry, biotechnol-ogy, microbiology and hygiene.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Programme Pharmacy at the University of Innsbruck have the nec-essary basic skills for a career start in this field, e.g. in analytical or diagnostic laboratories or in the pharmaceutical industry.

Postgraduate and further Study at the University of Innsbruck

Extension Study Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary 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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
Outstanding performance
= 100%


Generally good, but with some errors
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
Performance meets the minimum cirteria
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).

Information about the Programme

Forms (in German only)

Recognitions (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

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

Information for students with disabilities

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