Master of Science in Life Sciences - Agricultural and Forest Sciences

Course summary

With the Master of Science in Life Sciences - Agricultural and Forest Sciences the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences offers a unique programme in the field of applied agricultural and forest sciences.

 

The Master’s degree programme focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with a special topic; these are further developed in the Master thesis, which is a grounded, practice-orientated research project. In line with the research topic and emphasis chosen, students use their own approaches and methods to investigate scientific, economic, social and political questions in the areas of agriculture, forest science, the processing and trade of food and wood products, resource management, environmental change, sustainability and development.

Overview

Title / QualificationMaster of Science in Life Sciences - Agricultural and Forest Sciences
Specialisations
  • Value Chains and Rural Development
  • Sustainable Production Systems
  • International Management of Forest Industries
  • Regional Management in Mountain Areas
Programme study optionsFull or part-time
Language(s) of instructionEnglish
In Weihenstephan, the teaching language is German.
Campus(es)Zollikofen, Bern und Spiez
 
The majors in ‘International Management of Forest Industries’ and ‘Regional Management in Mountain Areas’ take place in one semester each in Weihenstephan near Munich.
Course beginsSpring semester: Week 8
Autumn semester: Week 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Master programme
Co-operationsZurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland HES-S, Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT) in Germany

Perspectives

The Master of Science in Life Sciences - Agricultural and Forest Sciences qualifies graduates to conduct scientific work as well as assume management tasks requiring responsibility with genuine scientific understanding. The subject area-specific degree competencies are geared towards the many careers in the various sectors of agriculture and forest science as well as their economic and social environment.

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Head of degree programme

Prof. Dr Urs Scheidegger

T +41 31 910 21 11

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