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At a glance
Form: part-time
Duration: 6 semesters
Fee: € 5.000,- per semester
Course language: German
Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Study places 2016: 20
Selection process: interview

Neurorehabilitation Sciences master programme

The Neurorehabilitation Sciences programme is the first course of study in Austria designed to help professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational and speech therapists develop their research capabilities. Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences is the ideal setting for research-led teaching in clinical fields. Programme graduates have all the skills expected of fully trained researchers and research assistants, as well as the expertise and abilities required for research into neurological disorders and the therapeutic approaches used in neurorehabilitation.


This part-time programme comprises block courses (modules) and blended learning units. In addition to detailed online sessions and supervised e-learning units, blended learning involves extensive autonomous learning and self study during semesters 1-5.

Semester overview and modules

After the first year of the programme, students are required to complete a two-week internship at a recognised health service organisation with a clearly defined research agenda.


Students conclude the Neurorehabilitation Sciences programme by writing and giving an oral defence of a master thesis.

Skills profile

Besides developing professional expertise, graduates will have extended their skills profile by acquiring the abilities that allow them to independently
* identify scientifically significant research topics
* design projects aimed at investigating research questions
* submit applications to carry out domestic and international (including EU) research projects
* carry out research projects
* author publications

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