Pedagogical University Tyrol

Campus PH Tirol © PH Tirol

The Pedagogical University Tyrol (PHT) is situated in Innsbruck, one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. Surrounded by mountains, the city is not only one of the hotspots for culture and education in western Austria; it is also famous for sports in winter and summer time.

  • Length of Bachelor of Education courses: 8 semesters for all courses. 240 ECTS credits
  • Modular structure
  • Teaching practice is one of the priorities of the Pedagogical University Tyrol
  • The Pedagogical University Tyrol links theory and practice
  • Attached to the PHT are two practice schools – primary and lower secondary

Faculties and programmes

The Pedagogical University Tyrol (PHT) offers courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in education and teaching qualifications for: Primary Schools | Secondary Schools | Apprenticeship Schools and Vocational Colleges | Home Economics and Nutrition Pedagogy | Information and Communication In addition to a full Bachelor of Education degree students can gain a teaching qualification in pre-vocational year education | workshops for middle and higher technical schools
Short cycle course: Trainers for extramural activities | Ethics
Post graduate courses: CLIL | Early language support | Interculturality and Multilingualism | Citizenship education
The PHT also offers many CPD courses for more than 11,000 teachers.


Incoming students from partner universities are welcome at the Pedagogical University Tyrol. The PHT offers practically oriented courses for future teachers (Craft & Design /Art, P.E., Music) and the following modules in English: Go International for Future Teachers: Educational Systems in Europe, Cultural Awareness, Trends & New Media, EU The European Union; Go Austria for Future Teachers: Austrian Geography, History and Culture. In addition, students can do a teaching practice at local primary or lower secondary schools and a German language course. Every year the Pedagogical University Tyrol organises an International Week where guests from partner universities (lecturers, staff members) are invited to teach or to attend workshops. During this week discussions about different fields of research, teaching or administrative work take place.