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Master's Degree Programme Plant Sciences

Through the interdisciplinary master's programme Plant Sciences at TU Graz you can learn more about the diversity of the plant world and how you can support the responsible use of natural resources. Interactive lectures are held on topics that range from molecular biology and ultrastructural analysis to ecosystem research. You may devise your study plan to include a variety of topics in order to pursue your own interests.


  • You develop a fundamental understanding for relationships within the plant sciences.
  • You learn more about how to responsibly use natural resources.
  • You discover how to extract information and think critically.
  • You learn how to transfer information, ideas, problems and solutions to other people, including those in other disciplines.
  • You present results orally and in writing.
  • You develop the necessary skills to plan, conduct, and publish the results of scientific research.
  • You consider the potential ethical, social, economic and environmental impacts of work within your discipline.

Core areas:

  • Biodiversity and Environment
  • Physiology and Cell Biology
  • Biotic Interactions
A man wearing a lab coat and safety glasses is standing between plants.

  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic title: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
    Some courses in English.
  • Admission procedure: The admission of graduates of the following bachelor’s degree programmes is granted without further stipulations:

    Graduates of other bachelor’s degree programmes should register with the responsible representative at the Registrar's Office.

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Career Options

Graduates of the Master’s Programme in Plant Sciences

  • conduct and teach basic and/or applied research at universities and other research institutions,
  • work in chemical, pharmaceutical or biotechnology laboratories,
  • work in different areas of the public administration, such as in the fields of environmental and landscape and nature conservation,
  • work in product development and management, and production and quality control in pharmaceutical industries or biomedical companies,
  • engage in molecular biology analytics and environmental diagnostics or
  • conduct agricultural research.

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2021/22:

12 July to 30 November 2021

Summer semester 2022:

10 January to 30 April 2022

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Information and Advice for Prospective Students