M.Sc. On Campus

Organic Agriculture and Food Systems

University of Hohenheim

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The Organic Agriculture and Food Systems degree program at the University of Hohenheim can be studied as a “single degree” or as a “double degree,” for which the students spend the second year of studies at one of four partner universities.


Key facts

The ecological market is growing worldwide, and consumers are increasingly interested in the quality of food and the sustainable production of food. That is why the demand for experts in the area of organic agriculture is also increasing.

  • Can be studied either as a single degree or a full double degree from the University of Hohenheim and one of four partner universities in Austria, Poland, Denmark, or France
  • Close cooperation with the Center for Organic Farming
  • Optimal preparation for international careers in organic agriculture
  • Reasons to Choose Hohenheim


Biological agriculture is based on a holistic perspective, which is why processing and marketing organic products require specialized knowledge. Students of the Organic Agriculture and Food Systems degree program at the University of Hohenheim obtain skills and knowledge in all relevant aspects of ecological agriculture (production, processing, marketing, certification):

  • Organic crop production
  • Ecological Animal Husbandry
  • Ecological Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics
  • Food Chains and Networks in Ecological Agriculture
  • Market development of organic farming in various European countries

Students also learn:

  • to work in a team in a structure and goal-oriented manner.
  • to lead teams
  • to systematically work though problem-solving approaches

Occupational fields

Ecological agriculture is a growing market requiring experts with well-founded knowledge in the production of organic food as well as processing and quality control. Graduates are active in the following careers:

  • Organic food and cosmetic companies
  • Trade
  • Quality management and certification
  • (Agricultural) consulting services
  • Non-governmental organizations or other associations
  • Universities and research institutions
  • International organic certification offices
The Master’s program also qualifies students for a doctorate.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Economics and Environmental Policy
  • Global Agi-tood Systems. Conventional, Organic, and Beyond
  • Organic Food Systems and Concepts
  • Organic Livestock Farming and Products
  • Project in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems (12 credits)
  • Biological Pest Control
  • Crop Protection in Organic Farming

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences, or a related program at a university in Germany or abroad or at a university of applied sciences with a standard period of study of at least 3 years (totaling 180 ECTS credits)
  • Proof of English language skills
  • We expect our students to have good knowledge of English and to be computer literate. We also require the ability and willingness to work in intercultural teams.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Stuttgart

900 - 1521 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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