The interdisciplinary Master's degree programme in Plant Sciences covers a broad spectrum of content. The topics range from environmental biology to the use of bio-based products. In the compulsory and elective subjects, a comprehensive collection of practical courses is available to you, all of which are just as significant for nature and plant conservation as they are for the development of a sustainable agricultural economy. You will
The programme provides a solid education in the plant sciences, providing you with up-to-date knowledge and modern research methods. This enables you to network with researchers in other biological disciplines as well.
Curriculum (in German)
In the introductory course offered in the 1st semester, you will choose between the fundamental areas of molecular biology and plant biodiversity. In the subsequent semesters, you will need to complete courses in the following three compulsory modules:
By choosing elective subjects, conducting project work in the 3rd semester and writing your final master's thesis in the 4th semester, you will strengthen your focus in your individual area of specialization.
This degree programme emphasizes research-led teaching with exercises, excursions and project work. In state-of-the-art laboratories, you will learn how to use modern equipment and how to apply current research methods. In the 3rd semester, you will deepen your knowledge by carrying out two practical projects. In the 4th semester, you will write your master's thesis. The programme has an internationally orientation, and numerous courses are held in English.
Graduates of the following bachelor's degree programmes are admitted without needing to fulfil further requirements:
Graduates of other bachelor's degree programmes can obtain information and apply for admission by contacting studynoSpam@tugraz.at.
Many graduates begin their careers in the fields of food technology and agriculture. In general, the doors to many careers open up to you once you have attained the Master's degree in Plant Sciences, including careers in the following fields: biology, biotechnology, biomedicine, agricultural sciences, food industry, pharmaceutical industry and public administration.
However, the programme also serves as a basis for carrying out research and teaching activities in the university and non-university environments.