M.Sc. On Campus


University of Zurich

24 months
1474 EUR/year
1474 EUR/year
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The Master Program in Biostatistics from University of Zurich is based on the cooperation between the Institute of Mathematics and the Division of Biostatistics of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Zurich (UZH) and offers the only - to date - specialized program for the training of biostatisticians in Switzerland.


  • Currently such challenges emerge, for example, in environmental and infectious disease epidemiology, evidence-based medicine and especially in the rapidly expanding fields of genetics and genomics. - 
  • A statistician aiming to be successful at applying methodological developments in the life sciences has to be proficient in a wide variety of modern statistical techniques such as regression of correlated data, treatment of missing values, analysis of longitudinal and event time data, model selection and model validation, to name but a few. 
  • The Master Program in Biostatistics from University of Zurich is a specialized master and is hence open to students with (Bachelor) degrees from different fields with sufficient mathematical and statistical component in the curriculum such as, for example, mathematics, statistics, computer science and physics.
  • Career outlooks for biostatisticians are generally excellent, as for statisticians and professionals with quantitative skills in general. 
  • Graduates of the program at University of Zurich will be highly qualified for an occupation at universities or research institutes and in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Care Epidemiology
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
  • Analysis of Longitudinal Data
  • Programming
  • Methods in Evidence Synthesis
  • Good Statistical Practice: Communication Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s diploma or a degree that is at least equivalent from a state-accredited university.
  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.
  • The degree program must last at least three years (of regular full-time study: 180 ECTS credits or equivalent workload).
  • The diploma must be state-accredited (no equivalency certificates or university-internal confirmations of the successful completion of interim sections).
  • The diploma must grant entitlement to undertake a consecutive Master’s program at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.
  • You must fulfill the requirements of the Master’s study program in question; in other words, you must have the knowledge and skills required for the Master’s study program. 
  • These requirements are set on the basis of the quality, content and scope of, and the level of skills imparted in, one or more Bachelor’s degree programs at the University of Zurich.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1474 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 737 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1474 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 737 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
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