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.
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.
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.
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.