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Agricultural Sciences (M.Sc.)

An interdisciplinary subject with the best job prospects: The Master's degree programme in Agricultural Sciences is involved with all questions surrounding the primary production of food for humans and animals as well as renewable raw materials. In the degree programme, you will deal with questions about agriculture as well as its effects on society, the economy and the environment. Our graduates are in a position to define and interpret the specifics, limits, terminology and schools of thought regarding the agricultural sciences.

Programme name: Agricultural Sciences
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period or study: 4 semesters
Starting semester: winter and summer semester
Admission: limited admission (application to the Faculty)
Admission requirements: Bachelor degree (with score of at least 3.0) Selection interview at score 2.5 to 3.0)
Application: application procedure
Application deadline: July 15th for winter term; january 15th for summer term
Language of the programme: German


Programme description

Demands
The Master’s programme in Agricultural Sciences is a consecutive Master programme comprising 120 ETS.

5 compulsory modules of the chosen specialisation with 30 ECTS; 5 elective modules of the chosen specialisation with 30 ECTS; 5 elective modules of the chosen specialisation or 5 elective modules from the complete range of choices for the Master’s programme in Agricultural Sciences or from a related modularized programme with 30 ECTS; Master’s thesis in the 6th semester with 24 ECTS; colloquium with 6 ECTS.

If the Master’s thesis is written abroad, the number of elective modules is reduced by five. Instead, a preparatory colloquium, a colloquium for the practical part of the thesis and an evaluation colloquium on the field research abroad must be conducted. 10 ECTS credits are given for every colloquium.

Contents
The following specialisations may be chosen:
Agribusiness, Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding, Plant Production, Livestock Sciences, Resource Management, Economics and Social Sciences in Agriculture

Forms of teaching and learning
The Master’s programme requires compulsory attendance and uses the following forms of teaching and learning:
Direct contact courses, seminars, internships, excursions, exercises, work groups and projects