Medizin, Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität, Kleingruppenunterricht, UK, SkillsLab, Medical Science

Bachelor’s programme in Medical Science

BSc Degree
6 semesters Duration
€ 10.500,- per semester Fees
Full time Type of study
180 ECTS
Written test and interview Acceptance process
English Course language
135 Number of places
22. April 2024 Application deadline

Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) offers interprofessional , Bologna-compliant Medical Studies. The Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science gives students access to new, innovative fields of work in the health sciences and lays the foundations for training to become a medical practitioner.

As the course incorporates the fields of human medicine, medical technology and health economics, it trains medical experts to a high standard and primes them for the future of medicine. This joined-up approach allows graduates go on to careers across the entire public health sector. The structured, cross-linked teaching of professional skills and interdisciplinary knowledge means that students acquire the ability to communicate, act and solve problems across disciplinary boundaries on matters of medicine, medical technology and health economics.

The Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science is the first part of the medical programme and is a requirement for progression to the Master’s degree in Human Medicine. Completing a Master’s degree in Human Medicine is a requirement for obtaining a professional medical licence as a doctor.

Medizin, Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität, ohne NC, Krems, Studiengangsleiterin Mag.a Ursula Föger-Samwald, PhD

The Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science at KL provides individual and practical preparation for a successful career in healthcare.

Mag.a Ursula Föger-Samwald, PhD
Course Director, Medical Science

Course structure

In every semester, teaching is delivered in modules. The duration and content of these modules are structured to address the cross-disciplinary nature of the course. In the first and second years of their degree, modules enable students to develop their fundamental scientific knowledge and acquire basic communication and medical skills and abilities. In the third year of the degree, they are able to specialise on medical content, as an introduction to the Master’s degree in Human Medicine and clerkships. Students also complete their preparatory course and first clerkships at this point.

The modules are supplemented by courses from four interdisciplinary lines in the fields of Biomedical Physics, Public Health and Economics, Professional Development and Skills, and Science and Research. These lines run through the entire Bachelor’s programme in Medical Science.

Details of the curriculum

Thesis and Graduation

The students complete the Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science by writing a Bachelor’s thesis. This can form the basis for the student’s study synopsis and subsequent Master’s thesis.
The Bachelor’s thesis allows the student to develop and demonstrate their theoretical and methodological skills in the health sciences. They must demonstrate methodologically correct and systematic preparation of a scientific thesis and scientifically accurate (oral and written) presentation of the results. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor’s programme in Medical Science, students are awarded the academic degree of Bachelor of Sciences (BSc).

Student advice

KL’s student advice service provides students with information and tailored advice to help clarify their course and career aspirations, deal with specific opportunities and limitations, develop personal career goals, assist with study focus and decision-making, and respond to queries about changing course.


For specific inquiries about Bachelor's Program in Medical Science, contact:

Study Programme Director: Mag. Ursula Föger-Samwald PhD

Assistant to Study Programme Director: Christine Schubert