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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 (30 ECTS, 1st semester)Hide
  • Integrative Module: Lessons Learned (3 ECTS)
  • Climate Change (5 ECTS)
  • Ecosystems under Climate Change and Human Impact (5 ECTS)
  • Global Change Ecology (5 ECTS)
  • Global Health Policy (5 ECTS)
  • Medicine and Climate Change I (5 ECTS)
  • Skills and Competences: Project Management (2 ECTS) and Academic Working Tools (2 ECTS)
specialisation: environment, climate change and health in an international context (30 ECTS, 2nd semester)Hide
  • Integrative Module: Lecture Series (2 ECTS)
  • Globalization of Economies and the Environment (5 ECTS)
  • Medicine and Climate Change II (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 (15 ECTS, 3rd semester)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 - 2 out of 3 modules need to be taken)
    • Statistical Data Analysis with R (3 ECTS)
    • Spatial Statistics and Viszualization with R (3 ECTS) (basic knowledge with R are mandatory)
    • Introduction to GIS (2 ECTS)
  • Food, Climate and Health Communication (5 ECTS)
  • Environmental and Resource Technology (5 ECTS)
  • Tools in Social Research (5 ECTS)
  • Sport Ecology (5 ECTS)
  • Global Political Economy of Food and Nutrition (5 ECTS)
Summer School (5 ECTS, 3rd semester)Hide

summer school can take place at the university of Bayreuth or at any other company or organization. It must last at least 10 days in total. However, two summer schools with each lasting at least 5 days are also welcome.

3-month Internship (10 ECTS, 3rd semester)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 3 months.

Master Thesis (30 ECTS, 4th semester)Hide

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

An overview of all modules relevant for the master's course Environment, Climate Change and Health are shown in the figure above. Basic natural science and specification modules are thaught during the 1th and 2nd semester. Three elective subjects, the summer school and the 3-month internship are designated for the 3rd semester, while the master thesis should be completed within the 4th semester.

For an overview of all lectures and seminars of the 1st semester, a timetable can be found here. Subjects to changes.


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