Master's Degree Programme Survey Statistics

Master's Degree Programme Survey Statistics

Your contact person:


Master's degree programme representative

Dr. Florian Meinfelder

Room     F21/00.79
Feldkirchenstraße 21
D-96052 Bamberg

Tel.: +49 (0)951/863-2741
Fax: +49 (0)951/863-2532
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Brief description

Survey Statistics deals with the analysis of quantitative data collected from populations or institutions. For this reason it can be applied to a large spectrum of disciplines such as social and economic sciences, psychology, medicine and biology. The data are collected by official statistics, scientific research institutions as well as by market and opinion research institutes. Further information.

Short profile

FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
DegreeMaster (during the course of studies)
Academic degreeMaster of Science (M. Sc.)
Regular study period4 semesters
Study start

Winter term and summer term

(winter term is recommended)

Study modeFull-time or part-time
Internshipsnot obligatory, but possible


The Master's programme Survey Statistics successfully passed the accreditation procedure in 2013. With the award of initial accreditation until 30 September 2018, the Master's programme Survey Statistics fully meets the required quality criteria of the Accreditation Council.

With its logical and strategic objectives, content, structure, internationality as well as its increase of competences and qualifications in its scientifique environment, learning infrastructure and general conditions at Bamberg university, this Master's programme can be regarded as unique in the academic landscape. 

"Without any doubts, it can be assumed that graduates of the Master's programme "Survey Statistics" are perfectly prepared to admit a highly qualified employment. The study programme fills - and this may rarely be stated as clearly and precisely - a gap on the labor market."
[Recapitulatory evaluation of the Agency for Quality Assurance by Accreditation of Study Programmes]

EMOS Certification

Since May 2016, the Master in Survey Statistics has been part of the "European Master in Official Statistics" (EMOS) programme of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat). Only 21 selected Master's programmes in Europe currently bear this designation. In addition to various locations such as Berlin, Trier, Munich, Dortmund, Helsinki, Utrecht or Rome, the Master's in Survey Statistics initiated by Prof. Dr. Susanne Rässler at the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg has also carried this addition since then.

For students of the Master's programme, this means that under certain conditions they receive an additional certificate (EMOS certificate) upon successful completion, confirming that their training conforms to the quality requirements of the Statistical Office of the European Union and the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC).

The requirements include proof of a (research) internship of 3 months (or twice 6 weeks) and the writing of the Master's thesis at a statistical office, the central bank, another governmental institution or international organisation with statistical orientation. In addition, the EMOS Core modules must be taken. In addition to some compulsory courses, this also includes, for example, completing the compulsory elective modules "Official Statistics" and "Data Collection and Sources of Error".


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