M.Sc. On Campus

Molecular Biotechnology

FH Campus Wien

24 months
726 EUR/year
726 EUR/year
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The Molecular Biotechnology programme of FH Campus Wien is unique in Austria: the emphases of the Master degree program are Molecular Medicine, Human Genetics, Drug Discovery and Immunology.


In the Molecular Biotechnology programme of FH Campus Wien you will investigate the causes of diseases at the cellular level and learn how to develop new treatments and therapies for them. You will learn about the hot topics of big data, personalized data analysis and data security. The degree program is taught at the renowned Vienna BioCenter, one of Europe’s hotspots for life science. The degree program is part of a large national and international network at university level.

What you can offer

Your interest in breaking new ground in the development of vaccines or medicines or areas such as stem cell research and a desire to take on management responsibilities are very good prerequisites for attending this degree program. You want to be at the forefront of developing new technologies. You are not looking for routine work, but major challenges in research and development. You are a very curious and frustration-resistant individual who wants to examine things extremely closely and you have the patience to take the many necessary steps to reach your findings. You are aware that alone you can achieve a lot, and in a team you can achieve everything. English as the language of life sciences is part of your everyday working life.

What we offer you

Located at the Campus Vienna BioCenter, you will be able to study and conduct research in state of the art lecture halls and laboratories. We regularly exchange ideas and experience with our partners (numerous research institutions and well-known biotech companies) at this important life sciences center. For example, stem cell researchers from the Vienna BioCenter integrate their latest results directly into their lectures and labs in our degree program. In addition, your education and research benefit from our close partnerships with the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna.

We have built a strong international network that provides you with the opportunity to study or conduct research at prestigious universities such as the King's College in London or the Stockholm University in Sweden. Numerous R&D projects in the degree program’s labs offer you the opportunity to participate in application-oriented practical research and to make valuable contacts for your future career.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you will mainly be engaged in research and development in your future employment. You can undertake a life science PhD at an Austrian or international university. You are qualified to lead lab or research groups. In addition, you have the entrepreneurial expertise to set up your own start-up. You will work in the following industries and sectors:

  • Industry (Pharma, Biotech, Medtech, Food industry, etc.)
  • Medical research (e.g. tumor biology, vaccine development, degenerative diseases)
  • Research and development departments of established pharmaceutical (life science) companies as well as biotech start-ups
  • Universities, non-university research establishments (e.g.: The Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austrian Institute of Technology, etc. ) and Universities of Applied Sciences
  • Analytical laboratories in the industry and clinics
  • Veterinary research and development
  • Government agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioethics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Drug Development
  • General Pathology
  • Intercultural Teams in Interdisciplinary Projects
  • Medical Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent similar qualification from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits in the disciplines of molecular biology, biology with a focus on genetics and/or microbiology, biotechnology, pharmacy, medicine, food biotechnology or biomedical sciences.
  • Equivalent certificate from abroad - Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
  • English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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