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Your master's. Set your own course.

Now that you have your bachelor's degree, you would like to deepen your knowledge or pursue your own research? Are you looking to better position yourself for a successful career? If so, pursuing a master's degree may be just the thing for you.

At a glance: All master's programmes at the University of Bayreuth

At the University of Bayreuth you can choose from over 60 different master's programmes.

Friendly campus, innovative cooperation: The best of all worlds in Bayreuth

More and more students are coming to Bayreuth or Kulmbach to pursue their master's degrees. That is probably because the University aims to attract top researchers and provide its students with the best possible conditions in strategically selected subject areas. The University of Bayreuth is a tight-knight campus community, and it’s just the right size. You will come to appreciate our "flatter" hierarchies, our direct approach to communication, and having everything you need in one place. Everyone on campus is given the opportunity to contribute to the continual development of the University by getting involved in the University's decision-making process. We are also well-connected internationally, maintaining over 150 partnerships with foreign universities. Our master's programmes are characterized by the interdisciplinary approach of the Bayreuth Model and the innovative collaboration that is carried out between many of our subject areas.

How to apply for a master's programme?

To obtain a place on a master's degree programme, you will need to submit an application. The exact procedure may differ depending on the degree programme. 

Most master's programmes are designed to be consecutive and build on the content of a certain bachelor's programme. Information on this can be found in the examination regulations under admission requirements. Degrees from other universities are checked for comparability during the application process; and sometimes, missing course content can be made up for, to a limited extent, in the form of requirements stipulated at the beginning of the programme.

 If necessary, it is possible for you to apply even before receiving the bachelor's degree certificate. In this case, the certificate must be submitted within a certain period of time. The best way to find out the specific application requirements for your desired master's programme is to use our degree programme finder.

International applicants

You can find out everything international applicants need to know on the webpages of the International Office.

Any more questions?

Do you still have questions about the application or enrolment process? Our Master's Office will help you or at least point you in the right direction.

You want more?

The University of Bayreuth provides all students with the opportunity to complete supplementary programmes. You can also study individual modules. Students can select modules from our bachelor’s and master’s programmes and take the exam at the end. In addition, students of the University of Bayreuth can take course online via the Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern, which also offers a number of courses in English.