Profile and Career 

As a graduate of the MSc Agriculture programme, you will have the capacity to identify and analyse problems and to suggest and implement improvements to complex situations related to sustainable human use of plants and other natural resources within your focus area.

As a graduate with a specialisation in Plant Science you will be highly qualified within physiological and molecular methods to improve plant performance, plant growth factors, and interactions between plants and other organisms.

As a graduate with the Production and Environment specialisation you have strong competences in agricultural production systems. You also have expert knowledge in the most economically efficient and environmentally sound management of soil, water and plants in these systems.

Competence Description

No matter which specialisation you choose, you will:

  • be able to plan and organise your own research, including problem identification, research question formulation, data requirements, and selection of experimental or empirical methods, independent analyses, interpretation and critical discussion of results
  • have a capacity for independent thought, creativity, and rigour in the application of knowledge and skills in professional situations
  • be able to structure your own learning processes and assume responsibility for your continuous professional development
  • possess independence and integrity when working in complex settings on an individual basis, in teams, as well as in cross-disciplinary and intercultural environments.

Career Opportunities

Depending on your specialisation, you can pursue a wide range of careers:

  • in research, innovation, and product development of plants, plant protection, and environmental technologies – in public institutions, private businesses, or in your own enterprise
  • within policy development, implementation, and administration related to plant production, nature conservation, environment and related technologies in the public sector – e.g., in ministries and municipalities and in private stakeholder organisations, including international NGOs
  • within national and international advising and consultancy in crop production, nature and environment, in the horticultural, and agricultural sector
  • in teaching and communication in universities, agricultural schools, or to the broader public.