International Programmes 2023/2024

Master of Science in Epidemiology MSc Epidemiology

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

Master of Science in Epidemiology
Teaching language
  • English

The whole programme is held in English. There are elective courses from the MSc Public Health, which can be chosen (10%) and which are held in German.

The Master's thesis has to be written in English.

Mode of study
Less than 50% online
Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

15 May

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

Epidemiology examines and determines which factors make an individual or an entire population ill and which maintain their health. With the help of epidemiological knowledge, many health policy measures have been implemented. With changing life conditions, new health risks are appearing and pushing the health spectrum of society into more chronic and partially preventable illnesses. Along with the methodological and analytical knowledge presented in this Master of Science programme, current topics in public health research and education will be offered, which reflect various possibilities for further specialisation. A focus on Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, as well as Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology will be accommodated.

Course organisation

The Master's programme in Epidemiology is a two-year (120 ECTS) programme, divided into four semesters. During the programme students choose two specialisations (in the first and third semesters) and carry out two internships (duration: nine weeks each) in the second and third semesters.
More detailed information can be found on our website:

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A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Integrated internships

Two internships of nine weeks each

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Pace of course
Instructor-led (Specific due dates for lectures/assignments/exams)
Phase(s) of attendance in Germany (applies to the entire programme)
Yes, compulsory
Types of online learning elements
  • Access to databases with study material
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

124 EUR per semester

Costs of living

Living costs (including accommodation and health insurance) in Munich are about 1,000 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

Admission requirements:

  • completed university degree (Bachelor's) in one of these disciplines: medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, natural sciences, psychology, social sciences, statistics, sports science, economics and business administration, law and communication science, or another discipline relevant to health science
  • proficiency in mathematics and statistics

More information about the admission procedure can be found on our website:

Language requirements

Advanced proficiency in English: Applicants must provide proof of their English skills in the entrance exam (written and oral).

Application deadline

15 May

Submit application to

MSc programme office
Institute for Medical Information Processing,
Biometry and Epidemiology - IBE
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Marchioninistraße 15
81377 München

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Especially during first semester, a part-time job is not feasible due to the work load and challenges of the programme.

Job opportunities cannot be guaranteed.

German language knowledge is advantageous.


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Rooms in shared flats are popular on the private market and reasonably priced at 500-700 EUR per month if located in central parts of Munich.

Career advisory service

Career service is offered by the LMU.

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