Justus Liebig University Giessen was the first German university to take up the global challenge of inaurgurating an internationally oriented degree course designed to provide the highest level of academic training for entry into the biotechnology and agriculture sector of the world economy. The overall objective of Giessen’s Master’s program in Agrobiotechnology is to equip scientists in both the traditional ‘pure’ disciplines and in the domains of agriculture and nutrition for coping with managerial tasks at the cutting edge of the agricultural and food sector.
One important educational goal is to teach students practical methods and expertise on a broad scientific basis. Of critical importance in fulfilling this aim are the following factors:
- research-oriented study
- the solving of problems in current farming practice
- the acquisition of international expertise and the fostering of creativity and a willingness to innovate
- alertness to the need for identifying and assessing the effects of technological processes.
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Core Modules (Mandatory Courses):
- Biostatistics and Experimental Design
- Plant Protection and Bioengineering
- Molecular Phytopathology
- Special Biochemistry
- Biotechnology and Genomics
- Microbial Food Biotechnology
- Animal Nutrition and Feed Science
- Risk Assessment, Biosafety and Patent Law
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The entry prerequisite for a Master’s degree course is a Bachelor’s degree. Generally accepted are the following Bachelor's degrees: Agricultural Sciences, Agrobiology, Biology, Biotechnology. The decision on whether or not the prior course of studies matches the required profile is taken by the faculty Board of Examiners.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
- As a public university, JLU Giessen does not charge tuition fees
Living costs for Gießen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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