Biostatistics is the science of analyzing and interpreting biomedical data. Scientific challenges from clinical and biological research require the development and competent application of novel statistical methodology. Currently such challenges emerge, for example, in personalized and evidence-based medicine, in infectious disease and environmental epidemiology, and in the rapidly expanding fields of molecular biology, e.g. genomics, proteomics, epigenomics. It is the only – to date- specialized program for the training of biostatisticians in Switzerland.
A Master in Biostatistics gives you strong career prospects. Generally speaking, the demand for statisticians and other professional with quantitaitve skills is high. Our graduates are qualified to pursue highly specialized careers, for example in the academia or in the pharmaceutical industry. Moreover, financial institutions, insurance and marketing companies, other corporations with research and development departments as well as consulting firms regularly seek to hire (bio)statisticians.