Biomedical Science

Master degree program for advanced professional training, part-time


Molecular biology, human genetics, cell biology and immunology are the fields of the future. The master's degree program combines biomedical knowledge of cellular and molecular mechanisms and processes with methods and technologies in biomedical diagnostics. This means you will be involved in the development of medical and technological innovations and support the methodology and technology transfer in the various fields of practice. In addition to science and research, personnel, project and quality management form the cornerstones of your education.

*Program in accordance with § 9 FHStG

Contact us

Contact us!

Natascha Walker
Favoritenstraße 226, C.1.28
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4150
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4159

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Office hours during the semester
Tue and Thu, 9.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m.
Fri, 9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.


Duration of course
4 Semester
Organisational form
Language of instruction German
20Study places
Final degree
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSc)

Due to restructuring, the master degree program will not start in winter semester 2021/22

tuition fee


once payment
€ 9.600,-1

+ ÖH premium / semester

1 Alternative model


What you can offer

You are interested in the intersection of new biomedical science technologies and medical disciplines. You want to participate in the current discourse of science and research and to support the methodology and technology transfer in diverse fields of practice. You find it exciting to be actively involved in research processes at hospitals, universities or non-university research institutions and want to make an important contribution to medical progress. You are happy to take on strategic tasks and management responsibilities in your professional field.

What we offer you

FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria and the largest training provider for biomedical science. After the legal framework was created in 2006 to introduce the MTD academies and the midwife academy into the higher education sector, FH Campus Wien launched the first bachelor's degree programs in 2007. Shortly afterwards the first master's degree programs where launched in the Department of Health. Today, FH Campus Vienna now has extensive expertise and a large network at its disposal. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Healthcare Group. We cooperate particularly closely with the professional association biomed austria for this master's degree program. Professional events, such as the Annual Meeting of Biomedical Scientists, are regularly held at our campus. The close cooperation with scientists from the Medical University of Vienna further increases the quality of your education. Our lecturers include these scientists and other top experts. You will benefit from the state-of-the-art infrastructure of our attractive main campus which also includes biomedical S2 laboratories. Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary, professional community. There is great potential in research projects at the intersection of health and technology. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

What makes this degree program special

Unlike other advanced professional training, in the program at FH Campus Wien you will benefit from a comprehensive education with an internationally accredited academic degree. The master's degree program combines biomedical knowledge of cellular and molecular mechanisms and processes with methods and technologies in biomedical diagnostics. You will be active in genomics, proteomics and cell biology. For instance, we are working to develop better methods for the clinical diagnosis of neuropathy, a nerve damage that occurs in the feet of people suffering from diabetes, in order to prevent late complications such as amputation. Our graduate Eva Dassler received an award at the Medical University of Vienna from the Research Society of Neuropathology Austria for her master's thesis on alternative examination methods. Alisa Coric was awarded second place in the "Abbott Prize 2012 for Scientific Publications" for her master's thesis "Measurement of the Molecules of the Cellular Clock in Association with Alzheimer's Disease". New diagnostic methods that can measure certain molecules should make it possible in future to identify serious diseases such as Alzheimer even before the onset of the first symptoms.

What you will learn in the degree program

You will acquire sound knowledge of molecular and cellular mechanisms in physiologically and pathologically changed functional systems and organs. You will acquire appropriate therapeutic concepts and expand your knowledge of biomedical diagnostic methods and technologies in the areas of genomics, proteomics, cell biology and immunology. The focus is on personalized medicine that follows specific, individualized therapy approaches.

  • Students learn about the entire research process from research design to application, funding structures up to data management and publication.
  • In addition to establishing comprehensive research skills, in the program you will further develop your skills in personnel, project and quality management.
  • During the program you will also earn certificates as an "Internal Auditor" and "Quality Manager". With these certificates you will be qualified and entitled to carry out internal audits in health care facilities.


Semester dates
Winter semester: 5th September 2014 to 25th January 2015
Summer semester: 14th February 2015 to 6th July 2015

Number of teaching weeks
15 per semester

Language of instruction

Blocks on three weekends
twice a month: Fri. 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat. 8:45 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
once a month: Thu. 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri. 8:45 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sat. 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Career opportunities

You will work in public or private health care facilities or universities where you will support the practice, research or teaching. A career will be open to you at the following institutions:

  • Hospitals
  • University and non-university research
  • Public institutes of health, e.g. Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)
  • Health management and regulatory authorities
  • Blood donor institutions
  • Social insurance institutions
  • Biopharmaceutical companies
  • Universities of applied sciences
  • Non-profit organizations


You can choose between three payment models for the tuition fee. The program fee is determined according to the actual costs (§ 9 Section 4 FHStG).

If you decide to leave the program early, you will still have to pay the entire fee.

Variant A

One-time payment: € 9.600,-

Payable 4 weeks before start of the first semester.

Variant B

Semester fee: € 4.500,- (total amount € 9.000,-)

Payable around 4 weeks before start of each semester

Variant C

This option takes into account the option of terminating the studies after any semester, which is the best option for those who prefer keeping open their options for early termination.

First, second and third semester, each € 3.100,- 
Fourth semester € 1.500,- 
(total amount € 10.800,-) 
In each case due about four weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Can I afford the degree program

Financial aid is available for academic courses, master courses and for courses and seminars.

You can find information about funding agencies under grants and scholarships


Admission requirements

  • Relevant bachelor or similar qualification from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits

Biomedical science, natural sciences degree with a medical focus

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

The majority of lectures are held in German, only a few are held in English. Hence you need to be sufficiently proficient in German. Therefore together with your application you would have to hand in a certificate for having passed internationally accepted exams in both languages (German + English), at least level B2.


To apply you will need the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Marriage certificate if applicable
  • Certificate of your training
  • School leaving certificate or equivalent certification
  • Bachelor degree / diploma certificate / equivalent certificate from abroad

Certified translation of all documents from abroad if applicable List of publications if applicable

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in table form, picture

Please note:

It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

Admission procedure

The admission procedure consists of an interview with the admission committee. Please bring all the required original documents and certificates with you to the interview.


Secretary's office

Natascha Walker
Favoritenstraße 226, C.1.28
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4150
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4159

Map main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
Tue and Thu, 9.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m.
Fri, 9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with the professional association biomed austria, universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the Vienna Healthcare Group and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for your professional career or participation in research and development activities. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!