Physics (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Physics at the University of Vienna provides students with a comprehensive basic academic education in the area of physics and its areas of applications. Graduates are familiar with the scientific methods of physical experiments and know how to theoretically describe physical correlations as well as their practical application. Classes are held in German and English. Therefore, language proficiency in both languages corresponding to level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a prerequisite.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 676

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination



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 consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), compulsory modules focusing on the core subjects of physics and an elective module, comprising groups of compulsory modules [JU1] to choose from. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

 [JU1]Fehler im Deutschen: bestehen




Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

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

 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 specific physical mindset allows graduates of the bachelor’s programme 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 can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • universities and non-university research institutions
  • industry (research and development, management)
  • health sector
  • public services sector
  • service providers (banks, insurance companies, business consultancy).

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates