M.Sc. On Campus

Global Food, Nutrition and Health

24 months
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The Global Food, Nutrition and Health programme of the University of Bayreuth directly aims to teach interdisciplinary skills to address these and similar issues and questions as well as to find answers and solutions to these global challenges.


Profile of the master's programme

The core competencies taught in the Global Food, Nutrition and Health programme of the University of Bayreuth enable our graduate Master's students to understand and solve problems in the field of global food, nutrition and health from an integrative, interdisciplinary perspective. To this end, the programme has an interdisciplinary structure and combines a focus on international nutrition and health sciences with (nutritional) medical, political, sociological and economic aspects.

Fields of Employment

You can apply your acquired knowledge and skills in positions in the national and international nutrition and health sciences. Potential employers include
  • national and international companies
  • globally active institutions (e.g. organs and aid programmes of the United Nations)
  • Research institutions
  • political and policy advice institutions
  • non-governmental organisations.
In these areas there is a discernible and constantly growing need, which is developing due to the importance of food and health security worldwide in the face of regional and global crises, climate change and the increase in diet-related, non-communicable diseases. Become an expert for global food security of the future and for the complex requirements of modern food systems in an international context.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Nutrition and Food Security
  • Global Health and Global Health Financing
  • Climate Change and its Consequences
  • International Comparison of Food, Nutrition and Health Systems
  • The Politics of Development in Nutrition and Health
  • Law and Food Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The admission requirement is a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in nutrition or health sciences with a final German grade of "2.5" or better.
  • Advanced English language skills (at least C1 level, based on the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages) and proven German language skills (A1).
  • Above-average interdisciplinary interest, which should be briefly stated in your application letter.

Tuition Fee

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Tuition fees: none /Semester fees: 112,86 €

Living costs for Bayreuth

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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