The PhD program in Medical Research with the specialisation in epidemiology and public health is an interdisciplinary program, promoting research activities in these areas. The PhD follows the philosophy of "tailor-made learning": the Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC), which comprises three supervisors, and the PhD candidate jointly agree on the research project and required training needs, thereby ensuring that the particular training and supervision needs of each PhD candidate are met.
The PhD is part of the Pettenkofer School of Public Health, which operates as a platform for teaching and research in the Munich area, and consists of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit (Bavarian Health and Food Safety Agency) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU).
The PhD students should propose their own research project, as well as indicate a preferred supervisor.
Within the Pettenkofer School of Public Health, we have on-going research projects in the following areas:
You find more detailled information about our research areas in our core research area list.
However, proposals in other research areas in the fields of epidemiology and public health are also welcome.
The intended duration is 3 years and 30 ECTS need to be acquired in relevant training activities. The specific research and training content is defined in close collaboration between the supervisors and the PhD candidate.
The PhD can be obtained by either submitting a PhD thesis (in English) or by accumulating peer-reviewed international publications.
The application procedure consists of two steps:
The following documents will be necessary for upload:
If not indicated differently, all documents have to be provided in English.
You will also need to provide:
* English or German accepted
For foreign students, please check eligibility of your degree using the following instructions.
The PhD program is free of charge. It should be noted that travel expenses, accommodation and costs of living (estimated at €1.000 - 1.500 per month), as well as enrolment fees (€113 per semester) have to be covered by the students themselves.
Dr. Magdalena Baer Radermacher
Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Biometrie und Epidemiologie
Tel: +49 89 4400 74599
Fax: +49 89 4400 77491
(office hrs: 08:00 - 14:00, Monday to Friday)
Program Assistant PhD Epidemiology & Public Health / ERAWEB
Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (IBE)
81377 Munich / Germany
Tel.: +49 89 4400 74495
(office hrs: 08:00 - 13:00, Monday to Friday)