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.

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

Graduates with the Production and Environment specialisation have strong competencies in production systems and the economically efficient and environmentally sound management of soil, water and plants in these systems.

Competencies common for all of the specialisations are:

  • The capacity to plan and organise 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
  • A capacity for independent thought, creativity and rigour in the application of knowledge and skills in professional situations
  • Ability to structure own learning processes and assume responsibility for continuous professional development
  • Independence and integrity when working in complex settings on an individual basis, in teams as well as in cross-disciplinary and intercultural environments

Career tracks

Depending on specialisation graduates pursue a wide range of careers:

  • National and international advising and consultancy in crop production, nature and environment, in the horticultural and agricultural sector
  • Research, innovation and product development of plants, plant protection and environmental technologies in public institutions, private businesses or in own enterprise
  • 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
  • Teaching and communication in universities or agricultural schools or to the broader public