|Application deadline:||winter semester only: July 15th - Citizens of Germany, the EU and holders of a German university entrance qualification; winter semester only: March 15th - Non-EU citizens|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||October 2014|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
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Crop scientists breed crops and develop cropping systems, that are profitable and ecologically sustainable.
In light of the ever increasing world population and the finite cropping area, this goal remains a key challenge of humanity today and will become even more important in the future.
Hohenheim offers one of the most extensive study programmes in crop sciences in the world. The scientific infrastructure of the university, with its research station and the State Plant Breeding Institute, is unique. This offers students the possibility to apply their theoretical knowledge into the practice.
The Masters programme in crop science seeks to apply biological, physiological, molecular genetic and biometric principles to crops and cropping systems, in order to increase their efficiency. Graduates are prepared to creatively solve the changing problems in modern crop development, production and management. This requires an understanding of diverse fields, from basic biology, physiology and ecology to bioinformatics and expert systems.
Crop Science majors at the Universität Hohenheim concentrate on the interrelationships between the physiological and biological factors that regulate crop productivity.
The two-year programme comprises four semesters, during which 15 thematic modules and the Masters thesis must be completed.
The programme focuses on three fields:
Crop Physiology and NutritionThe focus of this major is on plant nutrition, plant symbioses, crop quality improvement, as well as on crop-environment interactions, in order to develop technological approaches and management practices with the objective of producing high yields and high quality fruit and grain crops.
Plant Breeding and Seed ScienceStudents are trained in the entire repertoire of classical and modern technologies in plant breeding, breeding methodological thinking, biometry in plant breeding, as well as in seed science.
Crop ProtectionStarting with descriptive and molecular biology, as well as modern strategies of crop protection, students may subsequently specialize in phytopathology, entomology or weed science.
Semester 1 and 2:
3 compulsory modules
* Advanced Statistical Methods for Metric and Categorical Data
* Crop Physiology
* Methods of Scientific Working for Crop Sciences
Semester 1, 2 and 3:
5 compulsory modules in one of the 3 majors
* Crop Physiology and Nutrition
* Crop Protection
* Plant Breeding and Seed Science
7 elective modules
Prospective students with higher education entrance qualification and an above-average Bachelors degree in agrobiology, agricultural sciences agriculture or a related field.
* 180 credits
* Applicants require an above-average Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in Agricultural Biology, Agriculture or a related discipline with course contents of which half are similar to these two B.Sc. degrees is required, following at least three years of university studies.Admission is ultimately based on students' grade point averages.
* For German students, an above-average FH-degree is generally acceptable instead of a bachelors degree.
* Over and above these general entry requirements, selection will be based upon grades, educational background and relevant professional experience. Additional professional qualifications may also be considered.
* Proof of English language skills
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||550|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||213|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||79|
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