|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Plant & Crop Sciences
The master's programme in Botany aims to prepare students for a career as scientists, who are able to deal with current research issues in the field of botany, using modern methods. In addition, graduates are qualified to represent the discipline adequately, both in basic research as well as in applied research areas. The degree programme focuses on combining the special fields of systematic and evolutionary botany, structural botany and molecular plant biology. It promotes interdisciplinary networking, also with non-botanical disciplines.
The master’s programme consists of the compulsory modules Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Structural Botany, Molecular Biology of Plants, Basic Methods of Botany, Advanced Methods of Botany and Specific Research Project, as well as an individual specialisation (elective courses). In addition, students have to write a master's thesis and pass a master’s examination.
The profile of the master's programme combines expert knowledge of biological topics, focusing on plants and mushrooms, the professional application of specific methods, and general competences (such as transfer of knowledge or teamwork). Accordingly, graduates can either continue their academic training by enrolling on a doctoral programme, or work in various areas of basic and applied research.
Graduates of this degree programme have the opportunity to pursue a career in the following occupational fields: