FH Krems

Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • BSc
  • Full-time
  • English
  • 6 Semester
  • Krems
online application
from 01.12.2021 to 29.05.2022

The Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology bachelor degree is taught in English and comprises theoretical courses and extensive laboratory practicals that cover the fundamentals of natural sciences, biomedicine and the applicable technologies.

It is split into three subject areas:

Medical biotechnology

Lectures and laboratory exercises on biochemical processes, cell and molecular biology, and genetic engineering – including the various analytical techniques – provide a solid knowledge base. You will also gain insights into human medicine and pharmaceutical science in order to acquire an understanding of the effects of medicines and their production.

Pharmaceutical biotechnology

This is an important part of the degree: courses on the theoretical principles and practical implementation of processes used in the biopharmaceutical industry. These cover aspects such as the design of biopharmaceutical production processes and the basics of planning the related production facilities.

In the lab-based courses, a model process set-up is used to illustrate important concepts.

Quality management

Mistakes in the medical and pharmaceutical industry can cost lives, so a thorough knowledge of quality management is essential.

Fundamentals of business

As well as acquiring fundamental scientific knowledge, you also focus on communication and human resources in preparation for working in an interdisciplinary environment.

Your training also includes practical work as part of research and industry projects.

A particularly attractive option is the double degree we offer in conjunction with the Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Besides obtaining a bachelor of science at IMC Krems, you will also be accredited with completing the Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering programme at our partner institution.



Entry requirements

Austrian school-leaving certificate or equivalent qualification


Application mode:
Online application

Application time:

Appointment for the admissions process:
As of February 2022

Admission procedure:
Admission interview

Start of studies:
September 2022

Study information days:

Tuition fee:
EU and EEA countries: 363,36 EUR + 20,70 EUR ÖH contribution/semester Non-EU nationals: Registration Fee 200 EUR + 4.500 EUR/semester + 20.70 EUR ÖH contribution/semester


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