Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB)

University of Göttingen

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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Animal and plant breeding are driving the development of new livestock and crop varieties that can cope with the challenges ahead. The Master of Science Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB) is offered by University of Göttingen. 


Breeding research integrates areas such as quantitative and molecular genetics, biotechnology, and breeding informatics. It has close links to neighboring fields like animal and plant nutrition, animal health, and crop protection, but also marketing, economics, and ethics.

Highly specialized experts in this field are required worldwide and have excellent career opportunities in both academia and industry.

The curriculum of the newly implemented specialization Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB) at University of Göttingen, covers all relevant disciplines of breeding research. Newly developed modules provide profoundly interdisciplinary approach to teaching, thus bridging the gap between animal and plant breeding. You will gain comprehensive knowledge in a wide range of methods and fields of application.

The coursework is supplemented by external lecturers from leading international breeding companies, research institutions, and national authorities. The study program also comprises research-intensive internships in industry and public research institutes, bringing you in direct contact with potential employers.

Career perspectives

iPAB prepares you for an international career in the breeding sector- Plant breeding companies

  • Animal breeding companies
  • Breeding associations
  • Public and private research centers
  • Governmental agencies
  • International organisations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative genetics and population genetics
  • Breeding schemes and programs in plant and animal breeding
  • Statistical genetics, breeding informatics and experimental design
  • Biotechnology and molecular genetics in plant and animal breeding
  • Selection theory, design and optimisation of breeding programs
  • Breeding Informatics
  • Legal issues in plant and animal breeding
  • Poultry breeding and genetics
  • Biotechnology and forest genetics
  • Genetic resources
  • Seed Marketing
  • Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are from a Non-EU or Non EWR country you can only apply with a completed BSc
  • If you are from an EU or EWR country and haven't completed your BSc degree by the application deadline you need at least 150 ECTS credits from your study program which have to be proven by a transcript of records
  • Online Application 
  • Reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Semester contribution fee: 355 euro


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Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB)
University of Göttingen