Environment, Climate Change and Health, Master of Science (M.Sc.) University of Bayreuth
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)
The new master's course Environment, Climate Change and Health is based on professional knowledge of experts who have worked in the field of economics, sports, health and natural science as well as within african studies for years. They will give you a profound overview of all relevant issues concerning environmental and climate change and corresponding health effets. Thereby, new and science-based methods will be included.
In addition, as a student you will benefit from the long-lasting global-orientied research cooperations and network of the university of Bayreuth also including the BayCEER research center, the new campus in Kulmbach and the MedizinCampus Oberfranken.
After graduating the new master's programme you will have the opportunity to complete your doctor thesis. Therefore, the University of Bayreuth Graduate School supervises doctoral students of all subjects. Beside this, you can also join the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS).
We facilitate scientific exchange already in the earliest phase of independent research, and complement the interdisciplinary education of doctoral students with additional teaching and training opportunities.
The WiN Academy of the University of Bayreuth website contains all the information you will need on the subject of getting a doctorate in Bayreuth.
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During the master's course you will be trained for solution-orientated management and many prospects for the linkage of theory and praxis as well as international networking will be given.
So after graduating you can apply your acquired knowledge in the (inter-)national climate and health science. Potential employers include:
- (inter-)national companies or research facilities,
- United Nations Development or assistant programme,
- political institutions or political consulting,
- Public Health Service,
- consumers' associations,
- media focussing on global change,
- hospitals and health facilities.