Study Course

Mathematical Biometry - Master of Science (MSc)

The innovative study programme Mathematical Biometry combines knowledge from mathematics, statistics and life sciences. This combination of qualifications is highly sought after for the planning, implementation and evaluation of medical, epidemiological and pharmaceutical studies. Mathematical Biometry graduates have a good command of mathematical and statistical methods and sound knowledge of medical and biological basics. They are furthermore able to apply their knowledge in practice and utilise what modern information technology has to offer.

The master’s programme Mathematical Biometry builds on, expands and deepens the knowledge acquired in the bachelor's programme.

This is not an English-taught programme, there are several modules that must be completed in German. Students who wish to participate in the programme need to proof their German language proficiency.

Key data

Type of programme

Master of Science (MSc)

Type of study
  • full-time
Study curriculum

Information on the study curriculum

Application

Information for applicants

Start of programme
  • each summer and winter semester
Language of instruction
  • German, partly English
Admission
  • no restriction
ECTS credit points

120

Standard period of study (semester)

4

More about the course

Mathematical Biometry is an integrative degree programme that teaches and ties together knowledge of applied mathematics, informatics and life sciences. The master’s programme Mathematical Biometry enables students to independently analyse data from the life sciences and is therefore also attractive for students who have a bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a minor in Life Sciences (Biology, Medicine).

Study

  • Study objectives

    The master’s programme Mathematical Biometry builds on, expands and deepens the knowledge acquired in the bachelor's programme. Students learn how to independently conduct scientific work and can emphasise areas of interest and skills.

  • Programme structure

    The master’s programme Mathematical Biometry has only few mandatory courses. The total amount of credit points (ECTS) in the various areas of examination are specified in the examination regulations.

Career perspectives

  • Jobs and career opportunities

    Pharmaceutical companies in particular have been complaining for years about the shortage of qualified staff for the supervision and evaluation of medical studies. This degree programme closes an important gap between pharmaceutics and medicine as well as mathematics and informatics. There are only very few pathways that offer these relevant qualifications. Due to this circumstance and the growing economic importance of the health sector, our graduates enjoy very promising and interesting career perspectives.

    Excellent career opportunities are present, for example, in

    • pharmaceutical companies,
    • clinics,
    • health organisations.

    The master’s programme Mathematical Biometry lays the foundation for a doctorate in Mathematics.

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