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University of Bayreuth Environment, Climate Change and Health, Master of Science (M.Sc.)
University of Bayreuth

Environment, Climate Change and Health, Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Bayreuth, Germany

4 Semesters


Full time

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Nov 2023

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* * there are no tuition fees; in Germany, students at all higher education institutions pay a semester contribution; this payment - at the University of Bayreuth: about 110 EUR per semester - has nothing to do with tuition fees


The master's programme Environment, Climate Change and Health directly aims to address current issues and questions of the 21st century and to find answers and solutions to climate- and environment-associated global changes.

In this context, the new master's programme is providing a broad knowledge of causal relations between environment, climate change and health based on an integrative, interdisciplinary perspective including natural science, economics, jurisprudence and social science.

Thereby, the master's course focuses on diseases related to environmental and climate change, on strategies to handle and prevent these medical conditions, on mitigation and adaptation policies, on interdependent responsibilities of policy, industry and general public as well as on possibilities and strategies for a climate- and environment-friendly and healthy lifestyle.

The new master's programme comprises four semester. The study course is organized in modules.

In total, you will need to gain 120 ECTS point from the following areas:

  • basic natural science related to environment, climate change and health (30 ECTS)
  • specialisation: environment, climate change and health in an international context, including a lecture series and methode seminars (30 ECTS)
  • elective subjects with focus on climate, environmental change or health (15 ECTS)
  • summer school (5 ECTS)
  • 3-month internship, preferably in a country abroad (10 ECTS)
  • master thesis (30 ECTS)



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