University of Bayreuth

Universität Bayreuth

Introduction

Die Universität Bayreuth

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Die Universität Bayreuth ist eine dynamische und forschungsorientierte Campus-Universität. 1975 startete sie als eine der ersten Hochschulen in Deutschland mit einem interdisziplinären Gründungsauftrag; heute ist sie Wegbereiter innovativer Forschung und Lehre. In hervorragend ausgewiesenen Fachdisziplinen und in strategisch ausgewählten Profilfeldern bietet die Universität ihren rund 13.500 Studierenden aus dem In- und Ausland beste Studienbedingungen, intensive Betreuung sowie attraktive und international ausgerichtete Studienangebote, die komplett auf Englisch angeboten werden.

Die Universität Bayreuth gehört heute zur Spitzengruppe der jungen Universitäten und belegt im weltweiten Ranking „150 Under 50“ des Wissenschaftsmagazins Times Higher Education eine Top-Platzierung. Die Universität agiert international bestens vernetzt und reagiert auf gesellschaftliche Veränderungen und Prozesse mit Innovationen, die immer wieder Maßstäbe setzen. So wird interdisziplinäres Denken nicht nur durch das kooperative Miteinander auf dem einzigartigen, grünen Campus gefördert. Es schlägt sich auch in einer Vielzahl fächerübergreifender Studiengänge nieder. Derzeit sind an der Universität Bayreuth rund 13.500 Studierende in 146 verschiedenen Studiengängen an sechs Fakultäten immatrikuliert.

Die Universität Bayreuth hat sich der interdisziplinären Forschung verschrieben und bietet mit ihren modernen Forschungseinrichtungen sowie einer exzellenten Forschungsinfrastruktur beste Möglichkeiten. Unter ausländischen Forschenden gilt Bayreuth sogar als eine der attraktivsten Universitäten Deutschlands und belegt regelmäßig vorderste Plätze in den Humboldt-Rankings.

Seit Jahren nehmen die Afrikastudien der Universität Bayreuth eine internationale Spitzenposition ein; die Bayreuther Internationale Graduiertenschule für Afrikastudien (BIGSAS) ist Teil der Exzellenzinitiative des Bundes und der Länder. Die Hochdruck- und Hochtemperaturforschung innerhalb des Bayerischen Geoinstituts genießt ebenfalls ein weltweit hohes Renommee. Die Polymerforschung hat eine herausragende Position in der deutschen und internationalen Forschungslandschaft. Die Universität Bayreuth verfügt über ein dichtes Netz strategisch ausgewählter, internationaler Hochschulpartnerschaften.

Ihren Studierenden und Forschenden bietet die Hochschule ein Lehr- und Forschungsumfeld mit kreativen Freiräumen und positioniert sich dabei im Spannungsfeld von akademischer Freiheit, wissenschaftlichem Fortschritt, Praxisrelevanz sowie gesellschaftlicher und kultureller Verantwortung. Freuen Sie sich auf unseren familiären Campus und die lebenslustige, bayerische Stadt Bayreuth, die fest in studentischer Hand ist.

The University of Bayreuth

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The University of Bayreuth is a dynamic, research-oriented campus university. It was established in 1975 as one of the first universities in Germany with an interdisciplinary founding mission; it is now considered a pioneer in innovative research and teaching. With the strength of its core subject areas and its strategically chosen focus areas, the University offers its 13,500 students from Germany and abroad an ideal learning environment, close supervision, and attractive, internationally oriented programmes of study that are held entirely in English.

The University of Bayreuth is considered to be among the best young universities in the world, as can be seen by its position in the Times Higher Education (THE) worldwide ranking "150 under 50". The University has an impressive international network and responds to social changes and processes with innovations that continue to set new standards. For this reason, interdisciplinary thinking is not limited to the collaborative work carried out on our unique green campus. It is also a key element in our many interdisciplinary programmes of study. There are currently around 13,500 students enrolled in 146 different programmes of study offered by the University's six faculties.

The University of Bayreuth focuses on interdisciplinary research and offers excellent opportunities thanks to its modern research bodies and first-class research infrastructure. The University of Bayreuth is happily one of the most popular German universities among foreign researchers and is regularly included among the leaders in the Humboldt rankings.

It has been an international leader in African Studies for many years; the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) is part of the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments. High Pressure & High Temperature Research carried out at the Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry & Geophysics has also established a strong reputation worldwide. Polymer research at the University is a frontrunner in the funding ranking published by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The University of Bayreuth has a tight international network of strategically selected university partnerships.

The University offers its students and researchers a teaching and research environment with plenty of room for creativity, thereby positioning itself in the area of tension between academic freedom, scientific progress, practice orientation, and social and cultural responsibility.

Come be a part of our tight-knit campus and Bavaria’s happy-go-lucky town of Bayreuth, which is firmly in the hands of the students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Programs

This school also offers:


MA in History & Economics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

The master’s program History & Economics offers you an interdisciplinary education in history and economics that is currently one-of-a-kind in Germany. This unique combination leads to a career-qualifying degree that enables graduates to start a career in the private sector or continue their postgraduate education. [+]

The economy is constantly changing. The latest economic crises have taught us that a long-term perspective can help us to better understand changes in the economy. For this reason, the field of economic history has been experiencing a boom over the past several years. More and more experts are needed to analyze complex economic relationships and develop integrative approaches to achieving solutions on the basis of historical experience.

The master’s program History & Economics offers you an interdisciplinary education in history and economics that is currently one-of-a-kind in Germany. This unique combination leads to a career-qualifying degree that enables graduates to start a career in the private sector or continue their postgraduate education.... [-]


MA in African Verbal and Visual Arts

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth + 1 more

This English-taught master’s programme builds on knowledge relating to the diversity and creativity in languages, literatures, arts, and media in Africa. The interdisciplinary orientation and subject combinations make the programme one-of-a-kind. [+]

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This English-taught master’s programme builds on knowledge relating to the diversity and creativity in languages, literatures, arts, and media in Africa. The interdisciplinary orientation and subject combinations make the programme one-of-a-kind.

The programme is conceptualized as a continuation and immersion of the specialization fields offered in the Bachelor Programme African Visual and Verbal Arts (Languages, Literatures, Media and Art) at Bayreuth University. These are African Linguistics, Swahili Studies, Literatures in African Languages, and Media/Arts and Curational Studies in Africa.

In addition to gaining knowledge in African languages and linguistics, the programme now focuses on a deeper understanding of conditions and norms of language(s) in use; also in its mediated forms and social contexts. Hence, it is the primary goal of this programme to convey an enhanced comprehension of culturally encoded knowledge in its various applications and expressions in Africa.... [-]


MA in Development Studies

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth + 1 more

The programme of study combines courses in development sociology and politics, geography, and economics. On this basis, students acquire subject-specific as well as interdisciplinary and practical skills. The University of Bayreuth’s research focuses on Africa and its diverse research on the Global South give you access to extensive expertise. [+]

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Processes of development, change, and globalization in Latin America, Asia, and Africa are playing an increasingly important global role in this day and age. The interdisciplinary master’s programme “Development Studies” addresses the causes, conditions, and consequences of such processes. Here you have the chance to look at “development” from different perspectives, to link methodological and theoretical approaches, and to detect connections between social, political, and spatial conditions. During your studies, you will gain the ability to analyse development problems and processes of global and local change, to discuss them in consideration of theories from the social sciences and economics, and to apply them in practice as part of a project focussed unit of study.... [-]


MA in Intercultural Anglophone Studies

Campus 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

The programme offers several innovative dual degree options with leading institutions in their respective countries: with Shanghai International Studies University (PR China), with Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan), with the University of Chester (UK), and, for the field of linguistics, with Moscow City Pedagogical University (Rus). There are also opportunities to study for one semester at George Washington University (USA). [+]

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Intercultural Anglophone Studies (MAIAS) is an innovative, research-oriented master’s programme in English and American Studies. It enables in-depth and theoretically informed the study of the literature and cultures of the English-speaking world, and of linguistic phenomena of English in its varieties. A wide range of forms of cultural expression such as literature, film, theatre, music, and popular culture are addressed. This degree programme promotes the analysis of complex issues in culture, literature and language – including inter- and transcultural issues – from various perspectives.

Areas of Emphasis

In Anglophone Literary Studies, the curriculum has the following research-based priorities: British, American and African literature and culture; postcolonial and diaspora studies; ecocriticism; gender studies; literature and media. Research-based studies in English Linguistics, in turn, extend to the following main areas: language, cognition, and culture; varieties of English in their cultural setting; corpus linguistics.... [-]


MA in Philosophy & Economics

Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2019 Germany Bayreuth + 1 more

The Departments of Philosophy and Economics offer a leading and unique Master Programme in Philosophy & Economics in Europe. P&E will provide you with a rigorous education in core areas of economics and analytic philosophy. [+]

The Departments of Philosophy and Economics offer a leading and unique Master Programme in Philosophy & Economics in Europe. P&E will provide you with a rigorous education in core areas of economics and analytic philosophy.

A P&E degree is the foundation for society’s future decision-makers in government, business, science, and NGOs. If you are looking for an ambitious PPE or PEP Master you will find plenty of political philosophy and political economy in our programme. If you are looking for a Master programme in economics with a difference, then you have also landed at the right place.

The programme is targeted at students with an interest in obtaining an advanced analytical and quantitative training as a foundation for pursuing research-based careers in academia, public service, and business. In designing the degree we had in mind economists and philosophers as well as those with political scientists or those with a background in business or management studies who are intent on sharpening their abilities in normative reflection, on deepening of their knowledge of subjects they have pursued during their Bachelor’s studies, and on broadening and enhancing their methodological skills in key areas relevant to both disciplines.... [-]


MSc in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth + 1 more

The University of Bayreuth’s Department of Computer Science offers two master’s programmes: “Computer Science” and “Applied Computer Science”. One slight difference is that the master’s programme Computer Science is bilingual, with lectures held in both German and English. The master’s programme Computer Science also takes an international approach, and practical project work plays an especially important role. [+]

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The University of Bayreuth’s Department of Computer Science offers two master’s programmes: “Computer Science” and “Applied Computer Science”. One slight difference is that the master’s programme Computer Science is bilingual, with lectures held in both German and English. The master’s programme Computer Science also takes an international approach, and practical project work plays an especially important role.

Research in View

The general aim of the master’s programme Computer Science is to provide a research-oriented programme of study. On the basis of a broad understanding of the subject area with select areas of emphasis, creative and constructive abilities to produce and develop hardware and software systems are nurtured and honed. In addition, the students’ basic research and applied research skills in the field of computer science are developed and enhanced.... [-]


MSc in Economics

Campus 2 years October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

The two-year master’s programme in Economics at the University of Bayreuth seeks to familiarize students with advanced methods of economic analysis and their applications. Graduates of the programme will have a sound understanding of current theoretical and empirical methods of economics as well as how these can be used to tackle specific problems. [+]

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The two-year master’s programme in Economics at the University of Bayreuth seeks to familiarize students with advanced methods of economic analysis and their applications. Graduates of the programme will have a sound understanding of current theoretical and empirical methods of economics as well as how these can be used to tackle specific problems.

Profile of the Master’s Programme

The courses are taught at a high academic level, most of them in English. Lecture and seminar materials are primarily in English. Students are familiarized with the reasoning and rigour of internationally recognized economic research. They learn to adequately comprehend and evaluate scientific economic discussions of the past, present, and future. Students are thus put in a position to act responsibly, recognizing the merits of and challenges to a free market-based, constitutional democratic state. They improve the ability to critically scrutinize and further develop models of purely economic as well as political-economic interaction. The programme can be studied with an interdisciplinary focus. Options exist to link with the University of Bayreuth’s master’s programmes in Business Administration and Health Economics. Moreover, the programme leaves room for individual interests outside of economics. This allows for breadth and depth of thought – an important prerequisite for developing sustainable solutions to complex economic and social problems.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Chemistry

Campus Part time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

Environmental Chemistry addresses today´s global challenges caused by increasing industrialization and overexploitation of natural resources. Contamination is not restricted to one compartment (air, soil, or water), but affects whole ecosystems and often has a considerable political dimension. The key to future sustainable resource management, current impact prediction, and prudent cleanup of past contaminated sites is a solid understanding of Environmental Chemistry. [+]

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Environmental Chemistry addresses today´s global challenges caused by increasing industrialization and overexploitation of natural resources. Contamination is not restricted to one compartment (air, soil, or water), but affects whole ecosystems and often has a considerable political dimension. The key to future sustainable resource management, current impact prediction, and prudent cleanup of past contaminated sites is a solid understanding of Environmental Chemistry.

Profile of the Master’s Programme

In the two-year master´s programme, you learn to address global environmental chemical challenges with knowledge, skills, and experience from an application-oriented and strongly interdisciplinary perspective. Aside from the core understanding of processes in air, soil, and water, subjects include inorganic and organic chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, ecosystem analysis, and human-environment interactions. Tutorials in small groups enable the hands-on experience of the front-end analytical techniques in the individual research groups and the development of solution-oriented thinking and creativity. You are trained in critical reflection, abstraction, and logical argumentation as well as oral and written communication. Different perceptions of environmental challenges by students from different countries at different stages of development and with different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds are integrated to sharpen understanding of international contexts.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Geography

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

Environmental changes at any scale, from global to local, are of crucial importance to life on planet Earth. In addition to climate change, the major contemporary challenges include changes in biodiversity, soil degradation, and increases in mass movements. [+]

Understanding the interactions between environment and society in space and time

Environmental Geography addresses contemporary environmental challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective.

You are looking for an M.Sc. program that combines an in-depth education in natural sciences with contextualization from social sciences to address major contemporary challenges of environmental change? You seek for an international place of study with excellent training facilities and a strong focus on research-led teaching? You want a practice-oriented M.Sc. program that provides you with knowledge and skills to build your personal career in the environmental sector?

Then come join us at the University of Bayreuth and apply here!... [-]


MSc in Experimental Geosciences

Campus 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

The Master’s programme ‘Experimental Geosciences’ pursues training and research in one of the central areas in modern Earth Sciences: the experimental simulation of processes occurring in the Earth. This includes the characterization of physical and chemical properties of Earth materials to advance our understanding of such properties. [+]

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The Master’s programme ‘Experimental Geosciences’ pursues training and research in one of the central areas in modern Earth Sciences: the experimental simulation of processes occurring in the Earth. This includes the characterization of physical and chemical properties of Earth materials to advance our understanding of such properties. The M.Sc. programme ‘Experimental Geosciences’ encompasses a number of traditional scientific fields: mineralogy, crystallography, solid state physics, inorganic chemistry, material sciences, geochemistry, and cosmochemistry, as well as geophysics. Only by integrating these diverse subfields can one fully understand the structure and dynamics of the Earth.... [-]


MSc in Global Change Ecology

Campus 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

Earth’s ecosystems are exposed to various rapid environmental changes, such as global changes in climate, element cycles, land use, and biodiversity. Such changes can threaten ecological services such as the protection against natural hazards, filtration of drinking water, food supply, and other resources. These situations, in turn, lead to economic, social, and political instability. [+]

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Earth’s ecosystems are exposed to various rapid environmental changes, such as global changes in climate, element cycles, land use, and biodiversity. Such changes can threaten ecological services such as the protection against natural hazards, filtration of drinking water, food supply, and other resources. These situations, in turn, lead to economic, social, and political instability.

Profile of the Master’s Programme

The graduate programme Global Change Ecology is devoted to understanding and analyzing the most important and consequential environmental concern of the 21st Century: Global change. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the programme aims to combine natural science perspectives on global change with approaches taken from social science disciplines. The elite study programme combines the expertise of the Universities of Bayreuth, Augsburg, and Würzburg with that of Bavarian and international research institutions, as well as economic, administrative, and international organizations. The material covered in the programme is unique in Germany and is at the forefront with respect to the international perspectives incorporated in the programme. The goal is to train highly qualified problem-solvers in science, environmental protection, as well as decision-makers in politics and economics.... [-]


MSc in History & Economics

Campus 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

This English-taught master’s programme gives you a fresh look at topics like the Great Depression, long-term economic growth, sovereign debt crises, or the effects of global economic interrelations on corporate structure – all from the perspective of research in economic history. Students further their qualification profiles in a variety of different ways. [+]

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The economy is constantly changing. The latest economic crises have taught us that a long-term perspective can help us to better understand changes in the economy. For this reason, the field of economic history has been experiencing a boom over the past several years. More and more experts are needed to analyze complex economic relationships and develop integrative approaches to achieving solutions on the basis of historical experience. The master’s programme History & Economics offers you an interdisciplinary education in history and economics that is currently one-of-a-kind in Germany. This unique combination leads to a career-qualifying degree that enables graduates to start a career in the private sector or continue their postgraduate education.... [-]


MSc in Mathematics

Campus 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

As one of the oldest disciplines in the world, mathematics has always been concerned with basic and applied research. On the one hand, mathematics is the common language used to describe structural and quantitative relationships in the natural sciences, economics, and the various fields of engineering. Using mathematical models, mathematical solution processes, and their implementation on computers, it is possible to analyze, simulate, and optimize more and more complex processes in these subject areas. [+]

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As one of the oldest disciplines in the world, mathematics has always been concerned with basic and applied research. On the one hand, mathematics is the common language used to describe structural and quantitative relationships in the natural sciences, economics, and the various fields of engineering. Using mathematical models, mathematical solution processes, and their implementation on computers, it is possible to analyze, simulate, and optimize more and more complex processes in these subject areas. On the other hand, basic research in mathematics has made enormous progress in the past decades, in turn paving the way for some very surprising applications, e.g. number theory/ algebraic geometry in cryptography. Our society thus relies on having a sufficient supply of expertise from qualified mathematicians who are informed of the various possibilities mathematics offers. In many areas nowadays, mathematics is even considered to be a key technology.... [-]


MSc in Physics

Campus 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

The master’s programme Physics at the University of Bayreuth encourages early involvement in research. The programme fosters an array of abilities and skills, in particular, an advanced scientific understanding of the subject matter at high international standards, the ability to carry out scientific work independently, as well as additional key skills, such as project management, teamwork, and presenting complicated matters clearly. [+]

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The master’s programme Physics at the University of Bayreuth encourages early involvement in research. The programme fosters an array of abilities and skills, in particular, an advanced scientific understanding of the subject matter at high international standards, the ability to carry out scientific work independently, as well as additional key skills, such as project management, teamwork, and presenting complicated matters clearly.

Achieving Success with Creativity

The study of physics at a high academic level requires plenty of space for creativity. For this reason, the master’s programme Physics at the University of Bayreuth gives students a great deal of freedom in selecting their concentrations, for example by way of specializations in the fields of biological physics, solid state physics, nonlinear dynamics, soft matter physics, or the physics of molecular systems. The students’ own initiatives are also actively supported. With the guidance and supervision of experienced teaching staff, students can select their concentrations to develop a demanding individualized curriculum that includes a period spent abroad. Our walkable campus fosters collaboration between professors and junior scholars in our well-equipped laboratories.... [-]


MSc in Scientific Computing

Campus 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

The University of Bayreuth will be offering a new elite programme of study starting in Summer Semester 2019: Scientific Computing is one of only two new programmes of study to receive Bavarian funding in the scope of the Elite Network of Bavaria. The field of scientific computing addresses the mathematical modeling and efficient numerical computation of complex problems from technology, economics, and the natural sciences. [+]

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The University of Bayreuth will be offering a new elite programme of study starting in Summer Semester 2019: Scientific Computing is one of only two new programmes of study to receive Bavarian funding in the scope of the Elite Network of Bavaria. The field of scientific computing addresses the mathematical modeling and efficient numerical computation of complex problems from technology, economics, and the natural sciences. Today's product research and development would be unthinkable without numerical simulations using computers. Specific applications of scientific computing range from crash tests to electromagnetic compatibility, optimization of fuel cells, calculating prices of financial derivatives, and the simulation of biological processes. This new international degree programme in mathematics will enable the University of Bayreuth to prepare highly talented students for future challenges in the field of numerical simulation.... [-]


Contact

Universität Bayreuth

Address University of Bayreuth 95440 Bayreuth Germany
Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
Website http://www.uni-bayreuth.de/
Phone +49 921 550