Bachelor degree programme

3 good reasons
Harald Hundsberger is vice rector, programme director of the Bachelor and Master programme Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and moreover head of the department Life Sciences. He is very proud of his alumni who are researching on a global level, doing a PhD programme or gaining a foothold in the international pharma industry.
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Medical and pharmaceutical theory combined with extensive lab work: our graduates have a solid foundation on which to build when embarking on careers in biotechnology. They will play a part in tackling problems to which medicine cannot currently provide adequate solutions, and will have the chance to improve the quality of life of people all over the world.

Every September we welcome a new intake of students for the full-time  degree programme, which is taught exclusively in English. It covers the fundamentals of natural sciences, biomedicine and the applicable technologies in theory and in extensive laboratory practice. The Bachelor programme in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is divided into the following parts:

  • Fundamentals of natural sciences
  • Fundamentals of medicine and biology
  • Analytics
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioprocess technology
  • Quality management
  • Fundamentals of business
  • Communication and social skills
  • Practical work in industry and research

Key skills

Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing sectors internationally, and demand is strong for qualified experts, managers and researchers. Biotechnology offers potential solutions to many of the pressing problems current facing medicine. The development of antibodies for use in arthritis therapy, and the new technologies for skin transplants and cartilage generation have dramatically improved the quality of life of millions of patients worldwide. And these are only the first outstanding successes of a discipline that is still in its youth.

More info about applied research projects (Department of Life Sciences)

The international expansion of the IMC Krems Biotechnology degree programmes