12 months
10200 EUR/year
10200 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Epidemiology from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin provides education and training in epidemiologic research methods, study design and data analysis.


Key Features

The Epidemiology program from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin consists of five core methods modules, three advanced elective modules, a research project and a master's thesis.

The aim of the five core methods modules is to ensure that all students have a comprehensive set of theoretical and applied skills in epidemiologic research methods. The core modules have 5 credits each for a total of 25 credits. Both full-time and part-time students should complete them in the first and second semester of the program. 

The advanced elective modules provide room for students to pursue individual interests in 15 credits worth of coursework. The areas of study are roughly grouped under the headings "applied methods", "disease monitoring" and "applied epidemiology". The intent of the electives is to impart specialized methodological skills in various fields of application. 

The Master's thesis is an independent scientific research project and makes up one third of the MSc Epidemiology degree. Students receive 20 credits for the completion of the two connected courses Module 9 - Master's Project and Module 10 - Master's Thesis. Module 9 is designed to provide room for finding and preparing an independent research project that is suitable for completion in the final Module 10 - Master's Thesis. Each student is paired with two academic advisors from the program's faculty or related research institutions. The Master's Thesis gives students the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge they have gained throughout the program to a practical research project. It is also a chance to get to know potential employers! 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Medical informatics
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Health Monitoring
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admissions - Applications received after May 15th are processed in the order in which they are received and students are admitted as long as places are available. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to ensure a high level of scientific quality in the continuing Master's programs, we require the completion of a university degree and at least one year of qualified, professional work experience. The university degree must encompass a minimum of 240 ECTS or equivalent (four years of regular course work). Since the different academic backgrounds of our students and their respective work experience greatly shape the quality of the discussions in our seminars, we look forward to applications from the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and medicine. 
  • The program is aimed at students with professional experience (mid-career professionals). At least one year of qualified work experience is required for admission.
  • Successful participants need an affinity for numbers and a strong command of the English language (minimum B2 level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10200 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10200 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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