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What are your plans now that you've graduated from high school? Have you decided whether to pursue vocational training or a university education? And what about after your bachelor's degree: will you start working right away, or do you plan to get your master's degree first? Right now, many young people are thinking about questions just like these. And with its wide range of attractive degree programmes, the University of Bayreuth is a good place to turn to for answers. 

Our broad spectrum of 160 study programmes was expanded by three new programmes in the winter semester 2020/2021: a Bachelor's programme and two Master's programmes. Another Master's programme and a postgraduate MBA programme will start in the summer semester 2021.

We also present two certificate courses that you can take as additional studies if you are already enrolled at the University of Bayreuth. 

Overview of new degree programmes:

Bachelor's Programmes

Computational Mathematics (B.Sc.)Hide

Students of the new bachelor's program in Computational Mathematics benefit from a solid mathematical education with a special focus on application-relevant methods and algorithms that they implement on the computer. The course not only offers the freedom to specialise early on; with eight semesters, students also have more time to deepen their field of interest and understand larger contexts. With a basic and deep education in mathematics, Computational Mathematics differs substantially from the courses offered by Computer Science and Engineering, but offers students good opportunities to link up with these and other subjects. Students can choose from three areas of specialization during their studies: Simulation and optimization of dynamic systems, data analysis and approximation or algorithmic algebra and data security.


How to apply for a Bachelor's programme:

In our programme finder, you will find all our Bachelor's programmes listed in alphabetical order. Some Bachelor’s programmes require you to apply, others are not restricted.  The Bachelor's pages contain links to the relevant enrolment and application platforms.

Master's Programmes

Global Food, Nutrition and Health (M.Sc.)Hide

The second programme of the University of Bayreuth’s Faculty VII of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition & Health, the interdisciplinary master's programme "Global Food, Nutrition and Health" (M.Sc.), is set to commence in the 2021 summer semester at the Kulmbach campus.

Introducing the master’s programme "Global Food, Nutrition and Health" (M.Sc.): 
Globally, we are far from being able to provide all people with food in a way that allows them to lead an active and healthy life. Nutrient deficiency and malnutrition in all the varieties they take, as well as social and cultural influences on health, are serious issues and central challenges of the 21st century.

These global health problems are primarily not the responsibility of medicine, but of the nutrition and health sciences, and of the industries and governments implementing their work. At the same time, social science, cultural, sociological, and ecological aspects play an important role in the production, trade, and consumption of food. It therefore seems imperative to demonstrate the link between the production and supply of sufficient and safe food worldwide, between the social and cultural aspects of nutrition and their impact on health, in a global context, from a scientific and educational point of view.

The master's programme "Global Food, Nutrition and Health", which is taught in English, aims to impart the skills required to deal with these global challenges. The focus is on the teaching of health science competency. In addition to relevant theoretical knowledge in the fields of natural sciences, economics, ethics, law, cultural studies, and sociology, the focus is on interdisciplinary skills.


  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in nutrition or health sciences (or equivalent degree) with at least a grade of 2,5 (ECTS Grade C)
    • English language skills (C1) and certified German language skills (A1)
    • ​Above average interdisciplinary interest
  • Languages of Instruction: English
  • Admission Restrictions: Two-stage aptitude procedure; final decision on admission of students taken by aptitude test board. Admission requirements and information on particular modalities of application can be found on the programme's website
  • Programme Coordinator: Prof. Dr. mult. Eckhard Nagel
  • Planned commencement of studies: Start of 2021 summer semester
  • Website: www.globalfood.uni-bayreuth.de 
European Interdisciplinary Master African Studies (M.A.)Hide

The “European Interdisciplinary Master African Studies” (EIMAS) is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) Programme in the framework of Erasmus+ , developed by the University of Bayreuth (Germany), the Bordeaux Montaigne University (France), and the University of Porto (Portugal) and building on their outstanding and internationally recognised strengths in African Studies. The framing concept of the Master’s programme is “Global Africa”. It provides an integrated approach, focusing on the nexus between Identity, Territory and Sustainability, designed to transcend the limitations of both conventional area studies and global studies, while acknowledging alternative narratives and encouraging active involvement cooperation in and with Africa. On the structural level, the EIMAS offers students a four-step mobility scheme from the University of Porto (1st semester) to the University of Bayreuth (2nd semester) and the Bordeaux Montaigne University (3rd semester) before they carry out fieldwork or an internship, which will result in the writing of a thesis at the university of their choice.


  • Requirements:
    • a very good overall grade for the Bachelor programme from a recognised university in the field of Social Sciences or Humanities or convincing application of other academic disciplines
    • a very good command of English (C1)
    • two letters of recommendation
    • a list of further required documents can be found here
  • Language of instruction: English 
  • Admission restrictions: Application and aptitude assessment process (written application and interview) are described in detail here.
  • Programme CoordinatorMirjam Straßer, M.A.
  • Start of Studies: Winter semester 2020/2021 (September, University of Porto) 
  • Websitewww.eimas.uni-bayreuth.de
  • Flyer: coming soon
Food Quality & Safety (M.Sc.)Hide

The core competencies taught in the programme Food Quality & Safety will enable our graduating Master students to understand and solve problems in the field of food quality and safety from an integrative, cross-disciplinary perspective. To this end, the course is interdisciplinary in design, combining a life science focus with an approximately equal share of legal and economic studies.The modules of the master’s curriculum comprise Biology and Biochemistry of Food, Human Biology, Food Chemistry, Data Science/Bioinformatics/Statistics, Food Law, Food Trade Law, Safety and Risk Management Law, Quality Management, Food Supply Chain Management, and Science Communication.


  • Requirements:
    • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in natural sciences or life sciences with a final German grade of "2.5" or better
    • advanced English language skills (C1) and proven German language skills (A1).
    • above-average interdisciplinary interest
  • Language of instruction: English 
  • Admission restrictions: Two-stage aptitude test; the decision on the admission of the students is made by a committee. Please find the admission requirements and general information on the application modalities on the website of the study programme.
  • Programme Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Stephan Clemens
  • Start of Studies: Winter Semester 2020/2021
  • Website: www.foodquality.uni-bayreuth.de
  • Flyer: Download (PDF)

How to apply for a Master's programme

In our programme finder, you will find all our Master's programmes listed in alphabetical order.  With some Master’s programmes, you will have to apply, others are not restricted. The Master's pages contain links to the relevant enrolment and application platforms.

Continuing education Master's programmes

Responsibility, Leadership and Communication (MBA)Hide

The Master's programme in Responsibility, Leadership and Communication (MBA) at the University of Bayreuth strengthens the competencies of future managers or those already in positions of responsibility, from a wide variety of fields, ranging from medicine, to politics, to the private sector.  After completing their studies, graduates will be able to consider both their responsibility for efficiency in the context of corporate management and, to a greater extent, their human responsibility in the area of personnel management when achieving organisational goals.  Students are prepared for the diverse challenges of management in everyday practice in the continuing education Master's programme.  Typical future employers include national and international companies as well as public institutions such as hospitals.  The courses are offered in German and English, part-time studies are possible.


  • Requirements:
    • University degree  (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diplom or Staatsexamen) and
    ​• at least two years' professional experience after obtaining your first university degree.
  • Languages of Instruction: German
  • Admission Restrictions: None
  • Programme Coordinator: Prof. Dr. mult. Eckhard Nagel
  • Start of Studies: Summer Semester 2021
  • Additional Information: One-Pager

How to apply for a MBA programme

General information on the application is listed on the website of the Campus Akademie of the University of Bayreuth.

Supplementary studies

Our supplementary studies course takes up the basic idea of the Studium Generale, and is aimed at students who are already enrolled at the University of Bayreuth. It is completed parallel to the main course of study, earning participants 30 ECTS points.Students are offered a scientifically sound but at the same time practice-oriented acquisition of competencies in the selected subject area, and will attain key skills and knowledge in the corresponding research category, as well as in its interdisciplinary, occupation-oriented fields of application. This additional qualification is evidenced in form of a recognized certificate, which may prove useful in the graduate’s further career path.

Intercultural Research and Intercultural PracticeHide

The supplementary studies course Interculturality Research and Intercultural Practice acknowledges the fact that we are now living in a world that transcends linguistic and cultural boundaries. Labour markets have also long since become internationalized. Students who aspire to an international career, for example in business, cultural missions, or in research, will thus need levels of intercultural knowledge and experience that a degree programme can hardly provide. This joint offering from the Chair of Intercultural German Studies, the Chair of the Sociology of Culture & Religion, and the Professorship of Political Sociology is aimed at students of all disciplines. The exchange of ideas among the students is maintained throughout, with the use of the key concepts of interculturality and of constructive teaching methods involving group discussions featuring.


  • Requirements: Enrolment in a course of studies at the University of Bayreuth
  • Language of Instruction: German
  • Admission Restrictions: Before starting your studies, it is recommended that you make use of student advising.
  • Programme Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Gesine Lenore Schiewer
  • Start of Studies: Winter Semester 2019/20. The programme can be started in the summer or winter semester; however, due to the organization of studies, starting in the winter semester is recommended.
  • Additional Information (in German): Website of Interculturality Research and Intercultural Practice supplementary studies
​Intersectionality Studies & Diversity SkillsHide

The supplementary studies course Intersectionality Studies & Diversity Skills imparts basic knowledge of the complexity of power relations and dominance. It offers access to knowledge about how discrimination works and what strategies can be used to counter it. The spectrum of these competencies will enrich professional profiles in various fields of work in personnel and company management, education, media, and research. The supplementary studies course combines theory and practice, and reflects current international research perspectives: Seminars and lectures are complemented by workshops and projects. As a unique selling point for the University of Bayreuth, this programme brings together Gender Studies, Queer Studies, and Postcolonial Studies, and can be connected to various degree programmes such as Sociology, Geography, Anthropology, Biology, Law, or Economics.


How to apply for a supplementary studies course

To enrol for a supplementary studies course, please contact the Student Administration Office.

Programme finder: unless stated, courses are given in German

Overview of Minors
African Culture & Society
African Development Studies in Geography
African Verbal and Visual Arts (English)
Applied Computer Science
Business Administration
Business Administration and Engineering
Computational Mathematics
Computer Science
Culture & Society
Ecology and the Environmental Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Information System Technology
Engineering Science
English and American Studies (English)
Environmental & Resource Technology
Social Anthropology
German-French Dual Bachelor´s Degree in Law
German-Spanish Dual Degree Programme in Law
German Studies
Health Economics
Intercultural German Studies
Intercultural Studies

International Economics & Development
Law & Business
Materials Science & Engineering
Media Studies
Music Theatre Studies
Philosophy & Economics
Polymer & Colloid Chemistry
Professional education with an emphasis on electrical engineering
Professional education with an emphasis on metal technology
Sport, Business and Law
Theatre & Media

Biology, Teaching Programme
Chemistry, Teaching Programme
Computer Science, Teaching Programme
Economics, Teaching Programme
English, Teaching Programme

Geography, Teaching Programme
German, Teaching Programme
Professional education with an emphasis on electrical engineering
Professional education with an emphasis on metal technology

Supplementary Teaching Programme with Elite Certificate "MINT Lehramt Plus"
Supplementary courses for teaching programmes - Didactics of German as a Second Language
Supplementary courses for teaching programmes - Performing Arts
Supplementary studies for all programmes - Theatre didactics
Supplementary studies for all programmes - Intersectionality Studies & Diversity Skills
Supplementary studies for all programmes - Interculturality Research and Intercultural Practice

African Culture & Society
African Verbal and Visual Arts (English)
Applied Computer Science
Automotive Components Engineering
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biodiversity and Ecology
Biofabrication (English)
Biotechnology and Process Engineering
Business Administration
Business Administration and Engineering
Computer Game Studies
Computer Science (German)
Computer Science (English)
Cultural and Social Anthropology
Development Studies (English)
Economics (German/English)
Energy Science and Technology
Environmental Chemistry (English)
Environmental Geography (English)
Environmental Sciences
Etudes Francophones (French)

European Interdisciplinary Master African Studies (English)
Experimental Geosciences (English)
Food & Health Sciences
Food Quality & Safety (English)
Geschichte – History – Histoire (German/English/French)
Global Change Ecology (English)
Global Food, Nutrition and Health (English)
Global History (English)
MBA Health Care Management
Health Economics
History & Economics (English)
History in Academia and in Practice
Human Geography
Intercultural Anglophone Studies (English)
International Economics & Governance
Intercultural German Studies
Language - Interaction - Culture
Law for International Students & Professionals
Literature and Culture
Literature and Media
MBA Marketing & Sales Management
Materials Chemistry and Catalysis

Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Media Culture and Media Economy
Molecular Ecology
Music and Performance
Natural Products and Drug Chemistry
Opera and Performance
Philosophy & Economics (English)
Polymer Science (German)
Professional education with an emphasis on metal technology
MBA Responsibility, Leadership and Communication
Scientific Computing (English)
Sport, Business and Law
MBA Sport Management
LL.M. Sports Law
Sports Technology
Study of Religion
Teaching degree elite programme in the STEM fields

State Examinations in Law
Law & Business (LL.B.)

German-Spanish Dual Degree Programme in Law
German-French Dual Bachelor´s Degree in Law

Law for International Students & Professionals

African Verbal and Visual Arts (M.A.)
African Verbal and Visual Arts: Languages, Literatures, Media and Art (B.A.)
Biofabrication (M.Sc.)
Computer Science (M.Sc.)
Development Studies (M.A.)
Economics (M.Sc.)

Environmental Chemistry (M.Sc.)
Environmental Geography (M.Sc.)
Études Francophones (M.A.)
European Interdisciplinary Master African Studies (M.A.)
Experimental Geosciences (M.Sc.)
Food Quality and Safety (M.Sc.)
Geschichte - History - Histoire (M.A.)

Global Change Ecology (M.Sc.)
Global Food, Nutrition and Health (M.Sc.)
Global History (M.A.)
History & Economics (M.A.)
Intercultural Anglophone Studies (M.A.)
Philosophy & Economics (M.A.)
Scientific Computing (M.Sc.)

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