Department of Health Studies


My Studies



To graduate from your degree programme, you must:

  • successfully complete all the classes and 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)”. Your job title will be speech therapist.

Bachelor’s theses

You’ll produce two Bachelor’s theses during your course. The first simply involves researching the literature and is written in the fifth semester. You will produce the second thesis, which includes both a theoretical and an empirical section, in the sixth semester. Through your theses you’ll examine topics relating to speech and language therapy (for example, lesser known disorders or new approaches to therapy) and so contribute to new findings and quality assurance.

Bachelor’s examination

Students sit the final examination after successfully completing all six semesters. The Head of Institute will chair the examination board. He or she is supported by three lecturers and the supervisors of the two Bachelor’s theses. In the exam you’ll first give a PowerPoint presentation on your first thesis, and then present your second thesis using a poster you've created. Your supervisors will then ask questions about the two theses.

After graduation

No Austrian universities of applied sciences currently offer a Master’s course in speech and language therapy. However a varied and extensive range of Masters’ degrees is available in the health sector, both within Austria and abroad, so that a broad spectrum of opportunities and career paths is open to you.