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Environment, Climate Change and Health (M.Sc.)

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Course structure

The new master's program 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 Hide
  • Integrative Module: Lessons Learned (3 ECTS)
  • Climate Change: Natural Climate and Human Impacts on Climate + Climate Change Seminar (5 ECTS)
  • Ecosystems under Climate Change and Human Impact (5 ECTS)
  • Global Change Ecology: Development and Change of Biodiversity + Disturbance Ecology (5 ECTS)
  • Global Health Policy (5 ECTS)
  • Medicine and Climate Change I (5 ECTS)
  • Skills and Competences: Project Management and Scientific Coordination (2 ECTS) and Academic Working Methods and Skills (2 ECTS)
specialisation: environment, climate change and health in an international context Hide
  • Integrative Module: Lecture Series (2 ECTS)
  • Medicine and Climate Change II (Biodiversity, Climate Change and Health) (5 ECTS)
  • Environment and Economics (5 ECTS)
  • Geographical and Spatial Dimensions of Global Change (5 ECTS)
  • Skills and Competences: Scientific Writing (3 ECTS) and Science and Communication (3 ECTS)
elective subjects with focus on climate, envrionmental change or health Hide
  • Global Urban Health (5 ECTS)
  • Migration and Health (5 ECTS)
  • International Environmental and Sustainable Development Law (5 ECTS)
  • Statistic and Analysis Tools (5 ECTS)
    • Introduction to GIS (2 ECTS) - need to be taken mandatory
    • Statistical Data Analysis with R (3 ECTS) - can be taken or
    • Spatial Statistics and Visualization with R (3 ECTS) (basic knowledge with R are mandatory) - can be taken
  • Food, Health and Climate Communication (5 ECTS)
  • Environmental and Resource Technology (5 ECTS)
  • Tools in Social Research (5 ECTS)
  • Sport Ecology (5 ECTS)
  • Global Political Economy of Food (5 ECTS)
  • Globalization of Economies and the Environment (5 ECTS)
  • Topics in Nutrition and Health Policy (5 ECTS)
  • Summer School (5 ECTS)

Not all elective subjects will be offered every semester, there will be an anouncement what is offered every semester. Also course-independet electives will be accepted upon individual decision of the examination board

8-weeks internship Hide

internships are possible within different areas concerning environment, climate change and health. The chosen business can be national or international (preferred). Internship must last at least 8 weeks. A splitting of the eight weeks is only possible in exceptional cases.

Master ThesisHide

a topic within natural science, law or any other environment, climate change and health-related topic should be processed by the students.

For an overview of all lectures and seminars of the 1st semester, a time table can be found at the news page. Subjects to changes.

Module Overview WS23_24

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