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Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB) (M.Sc.)


The consecutive master's program "Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding" uses an interdisciplinary and research-oriented approach to convey the basic theories, methods, processes and issues of breeding in agricultural and forestry sciences. The primary goal of the course is to enable graduates to carry out in-depth scientific work. Students are qualified for international specialist and management tasks and specifically prepared for corresponding research activities related to foreign countries.

Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Double Degree (in the Joint Master Programme EMAGB)
Language of the programme:
Standard period of study:
4 semesters
Winter semester
Restricted (application to the faculty)

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The master program "integrated Plant and Animal Breeding” (iPAB) combines plant and animal breeding. The general and subject-related goals of the course of study include, among other things, the acquisition of

  • knowledge of animal and plant breeding, its methods and procedures;
  • the ability to apply advanced academic/scientific-analytical laboratory methods or technical methods or qualitative and quantitative survey methodology and to interpret their results;
  • the ability to process and demonstrate complex analytical and other data using agricultural sciences and bioinformatics
  • the ability to use and evaluate scientific literature, statistics and other documentation at a scientific level;
  • the ability to present test results in writing, and in oral and graphic form;
  • the ability to execute largely independent research or application-oriented projects and
  • the ability to view and evaluate the effects of animal and plant breeding taking social, scientific and ethical aspects into account.

The knowledge imparted in the consecutive master course of study "Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding" should prepare the students for their subject-specific or scientific occupational field. Agricultural scientists with the university degree "Master of Science” in "Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding" can act as managers

  • in companies engaged in animal and plant breeding,
  • in operations of the agriculture and food industry,
  • in specialised consultants in the areas of breeding and production technology,
  • in national and international agricultural industry,
  • in service industries, e.g., as experts, consultants,
  • in the public sector, e.g., at agriculture chambers, ministries and departmental research
  • in international organisations,
  • at universities and in research institutions

Applicants whose native language is not English must have good English language skills. The following certificates and language levels are recognized: Cambridge English First with at least an A grade, Cambridge English Advanced with at least a C grade, Cambridge English Proficiency with at least “pass”, International English language Test System Academic with at least volume 6, “Test of English as a Foreign Language” internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) with at least 80 points, paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) with at least 550 points, “The Pearson Test of English Academic” (PTE Academic) with at least 60 points, UNIcert with at least level II or another proof according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (GeR) with at least level B2, Technical assessment or coursework after foreign stays of at least three months or University language courses in an English-speaking country corresponding to the level of the previous listed tests or a minimum of two years of study or work in a country where English is the official language.

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes


The academic programme includes 120 ECTS credits that are awarded as follows:

  • Subject study : 78 Credits (including 6-week internship)
  • Area of professionalisation : 12 Credits (key competencies)
  • Master thesis : 30 Credits (including a colloquium for master thesis)

The compulsory internship can be completed in various areas of plant and animal breeding (industry, departmental research, consulting) and provides insights into working methods, areas of responsibility and everyday professional life in plant and animal breeding.

Forms of teaching and learning

The Master's programme requires compulsory attendance with lectures, seminars, exercises, internships, projects and excursions.

Regulations & Catalog of Modules


Application deadlines

  • Non-EU and Non-EWR-applicants : February 15th of each year
  • EU-and EWR applicants : June 1st of each year

Access requirement

  • A BSc of at least 3 years duration in Agriculture or other related degrees at an accredited institution in or outside Germany has been completed. Other related degrees must prove a minimum of 60 ECTS in agricultural science, plant sciences, animal sciences, forestry sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, statistics or computer sciences.

Language requirement


Coordination of iPAB

Dr Liane Schulz-Streeck

Albrecht-Thaer-Weg 3
D - 37075 Gottingen

Phone: +49 (0) 551-39 25720


Coordination of iPAB

Leke Victor Aiyesa

Carl-Sprengel-Weg 1
D - 37075 Gottingen

Phone: +49 (0) 551- 39 24379


Coordination of EMABG

Vanessa Reinke

Carl-Sprengel-Weg 1
D - 37075 Gottingen

Phone: +49 (0) 551-39 23268