Studying in Bayreuth

Global Change Ecology M.Sc.

The international, English-taught master’s programme Global Change Ecology (GCE) is unique within the environmental sciences. Answers to current problems of global change are not found solely in environmental sciences, but rather also require an understanding of social sciences. Students are put in a position to relate environmental changes of a physical/chemical and ecological nature to social structures. The objective of the programme is to investigate and predict the effects of certain environmental changes (especially climate change) and to train highly qualified leaders in research, the environment, industry, and politics.

The focus areas “Ecology & the Environmental Sciences” and “African Studies” provide an ideal setting for the master’s programme Global Change Ecology.

The language of instruction is English.

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  • Andreas Schweiger, Master Biodiversität und Ökologie

    Andreas Schweiger, Master Biodiversität und Ökologie

    "With is numerous interdisciplinary Master programs like „Biodiversity and Ecology“ the University of Bayreuth provides excellent opportunities to study pressing ecological problems. The Ecological botanical Garden is a great place to be and to get in touch with numerous ecosystems covering our planet. Also the surrounding area of Bayreuth is a great place to be for everybody interested in nature."