Applied Research and Training Semester

Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Master degree programme / Full-time

Master students must complete an Applied Research and Training Semester during forth and last semester. Students work for a minimum of 22 weeks at a company or research institute in Austria or abroad.

The internship involves participating in an in-house project and documenting project-related activities in line with standard academic practice. Depending on their personal preferences, interns can choose to focus on a research-oriented or a more practical topic.

The Master thesis is written outside the students’ working time during the Applied Research and Training Semester. As the Applied Research and Training Semester is scheduled for the fourth semester, the students can incorporate the cumulative knowledge acquired during the first semester of studies. In addition, students can thus tailor the time frame of their Master examinations to the requirements of their project. As the internship is scheduled for the fourth and last semester, they also have the option to continue working for their employer after graduation without interruption.

The research and training semester can be completed at any of the following institutions:

  • Research institutes in Austria or abroad
  • Austrian or foreign companies