Students gain knowledge about relevant research questions and findings from both fundamental and applied research. They operate successfully in the balance between globalisation and regional identity, competitiveness and sustainability, and the interests of business and society.
Graduates from the Master’s degree programme in Agricultural Sciences at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are equipped with high-level theoretical and methodological competence and with social skills to take up challenging professional work or an academic career.
Structure of the Master’s degree programme
Students select one major, which then defines the main focus of their studies. They can further shape their personal study profile by selecting their desired combination of major, minor and elective subjects.
A student’s professional identity is defined by the chosen major. Students can choose from three majors:
- Agricultural Economics
- Animal Sciences
- Plant Sciences
Additionally, students can choose a combination of either electives of 10 credit points (CP) and a minor of 10 credit points each or two minors of 10 CP each (overall 20 CP). An internship is another obligatory part of the Master's programme. It is usually completed in the third Master's semester and lasts at least 16 weeks. The Master's thesis forms the conclusion of the Master's programme.
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- In the Master's programme in Agricultural Sciences there are compulsory courses in the methodological area of competence for all specialisations in order to work on cross-thematic projects with students from other disciplines in interdisciplinary teams.
- The «Interdisciplinary Project» (751-1000-00) plays a central role in this process and students are recommended to participate. Applied questions are dealt with in teams with students of food science.
- This course can be replaced by the courses 751-5201-00 «Tropical Cropping Systems» or 701-1502-00 «Transdisciplinary Case Study». However, only a limited number of places is available for these two courses.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before , National
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DisciplinesAgriculture Plant & Crop Sciences View 4 other Masters in Plant & Crop Sciences in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Students who are currently enrolled in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Agricultural Sciences at ETH Zurich and who fulfil the admission requirements can register online in myStudies for the consecutive Master’s degree programme in Agricultural Sciences.
- Students who have a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences from ETH Zurich and would like to join the Master’s degree programme in Agricultural Sciences after a break (dematriculation) should contact the Academic Services
- Applicants with other degrees can find information about admission requirements, deadlines and the procedure for registering on the ETH Zurich website
International1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- Tuition fee: CHF 730/Semester
Living costs for Zürich
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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