Epidemiology (M.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter semester

Admission restrictions:



You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, social sciences, humanities - please see Master entrance requirements below


Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (IMBEI)


Faculty 04: University Medical Center


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The Master's program teaches students the advanced knowledge required for a more research-oriented career in epidemiological disciplines, as well as the ability to develop and communicate scientific results.

Epidemiology examines the distribution and contributing factors of health-related conditions and events in the population and applies the knowledge thereby gained to manage health problems.

The goal of the program is to confidently analyze health challenges on a national and international level, plan and conduct studies, and implement their results.

Master entrance requirements

  • First university degree: Officially notarized copy of the diploma from the previous degree program (Bachelor's in: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, Social Sciences, Humanities with a minimum grade of "good" (= 2.5) or an equivalent final degree).
  • Proof of the required English proficiency, verified by a minimum grade of "satisfactory," 5 points in a completed school training program lasting five years or a minimum score of 85 on the "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL).
  • In addition, a selection interview usually lasting 20 minutes, but at least 15 minutes, will determine if the applicant has the specialized skills required for successful study in the Master's degree program, as well as sufficient motivation for the program. The special requirements required for this Master's degree program and the applicant's expectations are discussed in the selection interview.
  • Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)" is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).