International Programmes 2023/2024

Master of Arts in Environment and Society Master of Arts in Environment and Society

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

Master of Arts
Teaching language
  • English
  • German

English and German

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

31 May at 23:59 CET (GMT+1)

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

Drawing on the research and graduate teaching expertise of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) and embedded in its open-minded international community, the cutting-edge programme curriculum familiarises students with key thematic issues and methodologies for working in the context of environment and society, trains them to critically analyse and communicate challenges or solutions, and highlights thinking across and beyond disciplines through hands-on, field-based, and creative learning. As part of their coursework, students engage actively with local urban and rural environments, as well as look beyond to a series of environmental themes and challenges worldwide, from climate change and environmental transformation, extinction, and conservation to environmental justice, pollution, and health.

Course organisation
International elements
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
  • International guest lecturers
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Study trips
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • Content-related regional focus
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

85 EUR per semester

Costs of living

Living costs (including accommodation and health insurance) in Munich vary but on average range from 700 to 900 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements
  • Fully completed digital application form
  • Curriculum Vitae (two pages maximum)
  • Copy of a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS points or equivalent)
  • Transcript of records (showing a grade of at least 2.5 on the German scale [or equivalent])
  • Argumentative essay in English, no longer than 2,000 words
  • Writing sample in English or German
Language requirements

English: C1 Level

Please note that German language skills are recommended, because many electives will be taught in German.

Application deadline

31 May at 23:59 CET (GMT+1)

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Possibility of finding part-time employment


Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Tutors
  • Specialist counselling
General services and support for international students and doctoral candidates

LMU Munich's International Student Office offers a wide range of specialised support services to international students

Supervisor-student ratio

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) is a leading research university in Europe. Since its founding in 1472, it has been committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching.

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), part of LMU Munich, is an international centre dedicated to the study of environment and society from a wealth of different disciplines and international perspectives.

As a non-profit institution, the RCC was founded in 2009 as a joint initiative of Munich's Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Deutsches Museum, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as a Center for Advanced Study (Käte Hamburger Kolleg). The RCC has since evolved into a permanent centre directed by LMU Munich's Chair in American Cultural History.

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