A collage of three pictures, from left to right: A man in a blue polo shirt, with a stethoscope around his neck, holds a stylised lung in his hands that looks like a forest. The second picture shows the earth as a heart, with an ECG line running through it. The right picture shows a mosquito sitting on a green leaf.

Environment, Climate and Health, Master of Arts (M.A.)

Climate change and its associated environmental and health impacts are arguably the greatest current challenges to the well-being of the population and the planet. The responsibility for these multiple health risks caused by environmental changes does not lie with the individual or the health sector alone. Only through the commitment and coordinated action of all relevant actors from politics, science and practice will it be possible to sustainably implement and anchor health protection and climate protection. The postgraduate programme "Environment, Climate and Health" therefore aims in particular to promote the action competences of leaders and multipliers in the field of planetary health from different disciplines and sectors in order to enable them to take interdisciplinary transformative action.

For a long time, we assumed that environmental and climate changes were only a secondary problem for humans themselves. Recent reports, not only about fellow citizens dying from heat, show us that this was a serious mistake. However, we already know quite a lot about concrete health hazards that have their origin in changes in our environment and climate. Now we need committed multipliers to bring this knowledge to society and to identify and implement new options for action.

Prof. Dr. Mult. Eckhard Nagel
Study programme coordinator

This degree programme is taught in German.

Good knowledge of German is an essential prerequisite to successfully completing the degree programme. Proof of German language proficiency at B2 level or equivalent is required for admission. For detailed information, please see the German version of the study programme site.

Any more questions? Please contact the coordinator of the degree programme.

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. med. habil. Dr. phil. Dr. theol. h. c. Eckhard Nagel

Coordinator of the degree programme

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4800
E-mail: eckhard.nagel@uni-bayreuth.de

Have we aroused your interest? You can find all information about the Master's programme Environment, Climate and Health at the University of Bayreuth on our website.

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