Department of Health Studies

Health Care and Nursing

My Studies


Graduation requirements

To graduate from the degree programme, you must:

  • successfully complete all the classes
  • successfully complete all internships
  • produce two Bachelor’s theses which must both receive a pass mark
  • pass the Bachelor’s examination

Your title on graduation will be "Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)”, which qualifies you for senior healthcare and nursing positions.

Bachelor’s theses

Our students write two Bachelor's theses, one in the fifth and one in the sixth semester.

The first Bachelor's thesis undertaken in the 5th semester should explore a nursing topic from practice based on a structured literature search. The thesis is also designed to demonstrate the importance of academic skills for patient care and quality assurance in the healthcare sector.

The second thesis is again based on a nursing topic, this time extended to include implementation in practice. All topics must be clearly relevant to healthcare and nursing. Both Bachelor’s theses are accompanied by a supporting seminar. Lecturers from the degree programme act as personal supervisors during the preparation process.

Bachelor’s examination

The Bachelor’s examinations take place each year in autumn. The committee consists of at least three members and an observer. The examiners are lecturers from the degree programme.

The Bachelor’s examination is designed to demonstrate that the student has acquired the basic skills and professional expertise needed for healthcare and nursing in different settings and satisfies the competence requirements specified in the modules of the accreditation application, the Ordinance on Education and Training in Health Care and Nursing (FH-GUK-AV) and the Health Care and Nursing Act (GuKG). During the oral examination, students are expected to demonstrate their ability to apply basic knowledge from all areas of healthcare and nursing and to establish links with all subjects taught on the course.

After graduation

Most of our graduates begin their professional career straight after graduating. There is also the opportunity to start a Master’s course. However, many of these courses offered in Austria charge tuition fees. Our graduates meet the entrance requirements for Master’s courses in the fields of nursing science, public health and healthcare management.