M.Sc. Horticultural Science

Photograph: Uli Benz/ TUM

The international master's program Horticultural Science trains experts in the breeding and production of horticultural crops, addressing one of the key challenges of our time: guaranteeing the quality and quantity of food for the human population worldwide, while simultaneously protecting ecological, economical and social resources.

The study program covers the entire field of horticultural production.Theoretical lectures are supplemented to a large extent by practical modules. The research-oriented teaching strenghens the students' bioscientific methodological competences and prepares them for national and international research and development positions in the field of plant science.

The international master's program in Horticultural Science is carried out by a teaching and research consortium of six European universities with location-specific research and teaching skills. Thanks to this cooperation students can develop an individual competence profile during their studies.

In 2008 and 2013 the Master Horticultural Science was awarded with the European Unions Erasmus Mundus award. This honor is received by international master degree programs, which raise the quality of European university education and promote intercultural exchange.

Key Data

  • Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Standard Duration of Studies: 4 semesters (full time)
  • Start of Degree Program: Winter semester and summer semester
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Requirements: Bachelor's degree of at least six semesters awarded at a German or foreign university, or at least an equivalent degree in the field of life sciences with a focus on applied plant sciences; these are in particular the study programs Horticultural Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Forest Sciences and Renewable Resources or comparable study programs; adequate knowledge of English (proof by e.g. TOEFL with at least 88 points or IELTS with at least 6.5 points) as well as passing the aptitude assessment.
  • Admission Category: Aptitude Assessment for Master
  • Main Locations: Weihenstephan (Freising)
  • Credits: 120 ECTS
  • Costs: Student Fees
  • Student/Admission Advising: hortsci[at]wzw.tum.de

Additional Information

Flyer Master of Horticultural Science (as of winter semester 2019/20)

You can find all information regarding your application here.

Students can find all relevant information (lecture syllabus, examination periodes, etc.) here:  Students.