Agricultural Biosciences

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Agricultural Biosciences

Technical University of Munich
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This international program Agricultural Biosciences focuses on basic biological research for an efficient and sustainable agricultural production of crop and livestock species. It integrates quantitative and computational approaches in a unique, interdisciplinary agricultural study program.

Agricultural biosciences offer solutions to major societal challenges. They can make significant contributions to securing food supplies, preserving natural resources, and mitigating the effects of climate change.

The M.Sc. Agricultural Biosciences is shaped by the vision of the TUM School of Life Sciences offering a basic, mechanistic understanding of biological processes underlying agricultural crop and livestock production combined with expertise in handling data-rich challenges and quantitative data analysis.

In contrast to other master´s programs that have a specialized view on basic research and distinguish between plant and animal science, we at TUM believe that a generic approach is more timely as many biological mechanisms are shared between plants and animals. A strong focus on molecular as well as computational methods reflects the TUM strategy to value innovation as the basis for knowledge.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission in Agricultural Biosciences at Technical University of Munich for all applicants (Domestic or International) are:

  • program specific academic requirment set by Technical University of Munich.
  • English Language OR any other language requirments as set by Technical University of Munich as pre-requiste for admission in Agricultural Biosciences.

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During the first and second semester five compulsory modules - Physiology, Plant and Animal Cell Biology, Immunology: Crop and Livestock Health and Disease, Genetics and Genomics as well as Statistical Computing and Data Analysis - have to be completed. After passing these core courses, students possess solid knowledge in basic biological concepts relevant to agricultural production.

Elective modules are very important in the study program. You can choose from a list of different lab courses that cover either molecular or computational techniques. In addition, the program offers research tool modules that allow for independent study and enable students to perform research in the field of Agricultural Biosciences.

By opening a mobility window in the third-semester students are encouraged to gain international study experience through exchange programs such as Erasmus+ or TUMexchange. If approved by the Examination Board you can take up a research internship outside TUM, e.g. with a qualified industry partner or an external research organization.

The fourth semester is devoted to preparing the Master's thesis that concludes the study program. In their thesis, students identify and address a research question in the Agricultural Biosciences by choosing and implementing appropriate molecular, experimental or data methods. The thesis raises your professional profile.

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