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Master of Science in Epidemiology

The specialized Master program Epidemiology deepens the expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics and health care in order to understand and analyze the incidence and severity of infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases at the population level in different socio-ecological and socio-cultural situations.

The Master program Epidemiology includes the Master thesis, the Master examination and an in-depth study course. The program can only be started in the autumn semester and usually takes four semesters in full-time study.

Admission to specialized Master programs depend upon additional requirements that are identical for all applicants.

Offering organizational unit:
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)


  • Public Health and Global Health
  • Applied statistics
  • Chronic diseases and molecular epidemiology
  • Infection biology and parasitology
  • Environmental and spatial epidemiology
  • Health systems
  • Health economics
  • Qualitative methods

Prof. Dr. Peter Odermatt Send email
Prof. Dr. Martin Röösli Send email

Detailed information about the studies can be found in the Guidelines for the specialized Master Degree Program Epidemiology (only German version available), see Regulations.

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