Crop Protection(M.Sc.)


University of Gottingen

Gottingen, Germany

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Key information
: 2 Year
Study Type
: Full Time
Exam Accepted
: IELTS 6.0/9 | TOEFL 80/120
Exam Intake
: Jun | Jul
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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  • Crop Protection (M.Sc.)

    Get the basis for an international career in agricultural sciences: The international Master Programme Crop Protection addresses the for mankind vital issues of crop health within sustainable crop production systems. The study programme is research and practice oriented, international and multidisciplinary. It opens career chances in agricultural sciences and institutions, and in the agro-industries. An internship in a private company or research institution offers the opportunity to link academic training with experience in interdisciplinary team work in a professional environment.

  • The interdisciplinary course of study "Crop Protection " is held in the English language. It unifies the subject areas that deal with the cause, development and spread of damage to crops, the development and application of efficient preventative and curative measures to fight damage as well as their effects on environment and society.

    Programme structure
    120 credits must be earned in the Master's progamme. These credits comprise subject-specific studies (lectures, internships, seminars), a 6-week internship as well as he Master's thesis including the colloquium.
    For divisional studies, there is a comprehensive selection of modules from the fields of plant pathology, entomology, virology, biotechnology, crop cultivation, agricultural technology, toxicology, agricultural economics, etc.
    The internship is part of the compulsory area and can be conducted in different areas of crop protection, industry, departmental research, consulting. The aim of the internship is to give students insight into the working life and help them acquire practical and application-oriented knowledge. Students must write an internship report and present it in a seminar.
    In the Master's thesis, students will independently work out and depict a subject from the field of „Crop Protection“ according to scientific methods.
    The programme is offered and coordinated by the „Division of Plant Pathology and Crop Protection“ in the „Department of Crop Sciences“ (DNPW).

    The programme comprises 120 credits (ECTS)
    a) Divisional studies (compulsory modules) 30 C
    - Scientific Working Methods (9 C)
    - 6-8 week internship (9 C)
    - Pesticides I : Mode of Action and Application Techniques, Resistance to Pesticides (6 C)
    - Pesticides II: Toxicology, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Metabolism, Regulation and Registration (6 C)

    b) Area of professionalisation (elective compulsory modules) 60 C, 6 of which are for key competencies
    c) Master's thesis 30 C (incl. 6 C for the colloquium)

    Forms of teaching and learning:
    The Master's programme requires compulsory attendance with lectures, seminars, internships, excursions, exercises and projects.

    Occupational fields
    • Businesses of the agricultural and food industry
    • Special consulting on production technology
    • National and international agricultural industries
    • Service branches, e.g. as an appraiser or adviser
    • Public service, e.g. chambers and ministries of agriculture
    • International organisations
    • Environmental protection and landscaping
    • Institutes of higher education and research institutions
    The programme „Crop Protection“ will cooperate with departmental research and businesses of the industry on different levels (internship, courses). Cooperation with businesses serves for early orientation of the contents of study to the current demands in the national and international fields of occupation of crop protection.

    Language knowledge
    Sufficient English knowledge to be verified through the minimum performance in an acknowledged test (Cambridge Certificate, TOEFL, IELTIS, UNIcert)

Entry Requirement

  • Applicant must have a bachelor degree.

Application Process

  • Admission to the Master’s degree programme in Taxation is competitive. Admission into the programme is based on proof of relevance of previous studies.
    Proof of relevance of previous studies

  • A minimum of six semesters of study culminating in a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent course of study with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in economics or a relevant field.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 150 of the 180 ECTS credits at the time of application. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications that do not meet this requirement.
  • Completed 60 ECTS credits and course work in Business Administration, Economics, and Law including 30 ECTS credits in Finance, Corporate Taxation, Public Finance, Microeconomics, and Law.
  • As part of fulfilling the minimum of 30 ECTS course requirements in Finance, Business Administration, Taxation, Microeconomics and Law:
    • A minimum of 18 ECTS must be completed in either Business Taxation, Finance, or Law
    • A minimum of 18 ECTS from the modules must be from coursework that is of intermediate or advanced levels
  • A minimum of 12 ECTS credits completed in Mathematics, Statistics, or Econometrics.
  • Proof of relevant language skills

  • If German is not your native language, you will need to submit proof of your German language skills (for a list of accepted documents, see: "Required application documents").
  • Please note

  • If you have not completed your degree at the time of application, the current average score will be calculated.
  • For courses to be considered intermediate or advanced, the course content must clearly go beyond introductory or basic concepts.
  • Determining the relevance of previous studies for the M.Sc. Taxation programme will be based on the documents enclosed in the application (see: "Required application documents").
  • The selection process is a two-stage process. The initial selection round will evaluate candidates based on their written application. The second round will evaluate candidates based on personal interviews. Further information on the application process and eligibility requirements can be found in the admission regulations ("Ordnung über die Zugangsvoraussetzungen und über die Zulassung") for the Master’s degree in Taxation (see: "Admission regulations").

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