Applicants must meet these requirements to enrol in this Master’s programme:
- Hold a Master’s degree or first year Master’s degree (M1, MSc) in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, mathematics or related fields;
- or successful completion of 4 years of study in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, mathematics or related fields;
- or hold a Bachelor’s in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, mathematics or related fields;
- Knowledge of English language (you may be asked proof of proficiency), at the very minimum B2 level.
- Knowledge of (bio)statistics is appreciated.
The jury favours students who already hold a first-year Master’s degree in public health or related fields.
If you speak French, it may be interesting for you to also apply to the first-year Master of Public Health (itinéraire Recherche / Comparative Effectiveness Research), as we sometimes reject applications for the M2 that would be accepted in M1. Link here.
You do not meet those requirements? Click here to find out about another (short!) degree that we offer, called DU AMSRMA (Advanced Methods in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses).
Foreign students: whether you depend on the EEF procedure or not (see below), we highly recommend that you read those pages before applying:
- How to apply to a higher education institute in France, depending on your situation (EU student living in France or not, NON EU student…)
- Types of visas (click here to check if you need one)
- Accommodation in France
- Université Paris Cité tool kit
The Master’s team cannot help you with accommodation or visa formalities. Make sure you start those procedures early, especially for accommodation.
“Etudes en France” EEF /”Studying in France” procedure (Campus France)
This is the procedure for non European students living outside of Europe but living in one of the countries listed here: go on this link to know if you need to go through the EEF procedure. If your country is not listed, then apply directly with us (see below). Contact us at: admissions (@) mastercer . com ; if help is needed.
(Note that despite what you may find on the Campus France website, you will not pay over three thousand euros of tuition fees. You will only have to pay between 300 and 400€. More details on the “fees” page.)
Campus France uses its own calendar for the “Etudes en France” main procedure. For the academic year 2023/24, applications opened early October 2022. The deadline will depend on each country, usually no later than March. This is the “students not already accepted” tab on your Etudes en France account.
We highly recommend following that main procedure, as it secures enough time to get your visa and everything else in order. However, if you miss the deadline set by Etudes en France, you may still apply like other candidates (see paragraph below). In that case, if you are selected to enrol in the Master’s, you will put your letter (“authorisation to enrol”) in the “students already accepted” tab on your Etudes en France account.
Going through the Etudes en France procedure makes it simpler and smoother for you. We highly recommend using it if you can.
This is for students who would normally use eCandidat: French students, foreign students already studying in France in 2023/24, European students, non-Europeans living in Europe + non-Europeans not living in Europe but outside of the Etudes en France procedure.
We will NOT be using eCandidat. Instead, you will apply directly to us, through this webpage (end of the page). Applications will be opened from April 2nd 2024 to May 15th 2024.
You may be asked to attend an (online) interview.
Scroll down to see the list of required documents for your application.
Contact us at: admissions (@) mastercer . com ; if help is needed.
(This procedure is subject to change because the French government has announced that a new platform. We are awaiting information and we will update this page when we know more.)
ALL STUDENTS: required documents
/!\ If you need a scholarship, please check our scholarships page. Be mindful of deadlines, applications for scholarships usually end very early in the year.
Application documents must be submitted in English in .doc, .pdf or in .jpg extensions. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FILE SIZE LIMIT IS 1 MB.
- A duly filled out application form (to download)
- A personal statement (in English) addressing your interest in a specific programme and your future career goals (400 – 600 words)
- Curriculum vitae (in English), use this template to create your CV
- A scanned copy of your last or relevant diploma and its translation if it is not in English or in French
- Transcripts of all relevant degrees + their translation if they are not in English or in French
- Two recommendation letters in French or in English, written by individuals familiar with your academic and/or professional work
- A picture of yourself (formal or informal)
- If you have a proof of your level of English, please include it. We may test your level during an interview.
If you need further information, feel free to contact the admissions office: email@example.com