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Overview

A bit of theory about agriculture and animal husbandry, then back to the local business - that's not how it works in modern agricultural sciences for a long time. Those who study agricultural science have to be flexible and versatile. The two-stage study program with the degrees Bachelor of Science and Master of Science was introduced in 2000, and was accredited and re-accredited. The course is modularized and allows a high degree of flexibility and mobility for the students. The combination of theory and practice is guaranteed by the equipment of the specialist areas as well as by many opportunities to work in affiliated institutes and test and research facilities. There are contracts with more than 40 partner universities abroad. Most of the master’s degree is offered in English. Only at this institute can you study Fish Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture in Germany. Several international courses with other universities represent new forms of training and cooperation. The close connection to other specialist disciplines in the capital is also unique. The institute with its 1,600 students is a member of the Agrosnet Association of Agricultural Sciences in East Germany, as well as the European and World Association of Agricultural Faculties (ICA and GCHERA).

The course takes into account the constantly changing professional fields. Hardly any other degree leads to so many different areas of application in practice, in science, service and consulting, in upstream and downstream areas at home and abroad. Extreme drought, torrential rains, dramatic changes in flora and fauna - all this creates problems around the world that agricultural scientists can help to overcome. The faculty has always dealt with natural processes. Long before people thought about ecology, the question was how land is cultivated, how do we deal with nature, how do we get products from nature. Grain, vegetables, eggs, milk, meat, fish: It's about the basis of life for us humans, everything in agricultural sciences revolves around them.

The aim of the training is to acquire professional skills with the bachelor's degree and to lay the foundation for the second master’s degree. This in turn leads to other fields of application such as science and development aid and is the basis for a doctorate.

The institute is currently working together with the agricultural faculties in Rostock and Halle on the implementation of the joint project "AgrosNet" ( www.agrosnet.de). This association is intended to bundle the strengths of the individual locations in the interests of the students. The students can benefit from the pooling of resources in research and teaching by combining the teaching modules of all three locations into a module pool in the area of ??master’s courses and doctoral colleges. Enrollment takes place at the home university, but the timetable is compiled from the offers of the three universities. A "virtual campus" and modern means of communication should make this possible: distance learning events and conferences via video recording, lectures on DVD, supplemented by two-week block modules, which are included in the grade, including the examination and awarding of points. The professors also offer chats on a regular basis.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

module designation scope
PM 1 Basics of biochemistry 5 LP
PM 2 Basics of physics and meteorology 5 LP
PM 3 Plant biology 5 LP
PM 4 Animal biology 5 LP
PM 5 Introduction to Economics 5 LP
PM 6 Agroecology 5 LP
PM 7 Soil science 6 LP
PM 8 Agricultural and horticultural technology 6 LP
PM 9 Genetics and Plant Breeding 6 LP
PM 10 Analysis and planning of agricultural businesses 6 LP
PM 11 Math and statistics 6 LP
PM 12 Phytomedicine I: Basics of phytomedicine 6 LP
PM 13 Plant nutrition and fertilization 6 LP
PM 14 Agricultural policy 6 LP
PM 15 Agriculture and crop production 6 LP
PM 16 Animal nutrition and feed science 6 LP
PM 17 Farm animal husbandry 6 LP
PM 18 Agricultural Marketing Basics 6 LP
PM 19 Environmental and Resource Economics 6 LP
PM 20 Animal breeding and genetics 6 LP
  bachelor thesis 12 LP
Compulsory subject-specific elective area (36 CP)

The subject-specific elective area is divided into the focus area (18 CP) and the supplementary area (18 CP).

Focus area (18 CP)

One module with a total of 6 CP must be demonstrated from the following three module pools:

Module pool I: Basics of empirical research:

module designation scope
FWM S 1

biometrics

6 LP
FWM S 2 Econometrics 6 LP

Module Pool II: Politics and Markets:

module designation scope
FWM S 3 Basics of market and policy analysis 6 LP
FWM S 4 Structural change and rural areas 6 LP
FWM S 5 World markets of the agricultural and food industry 6 LP

Module pool III: Vegetable raw materials and quality:

module designation scope
FWM S 6 Provision and use of biogenic raw materials 6 LP
FWM S 7 Grassland and forage production 6 LP
FWM S 8 Quality dynamics and quality assurance for fruit and vegetables 6 LP
FWM S 9 Plant protection 6 LP
Supplementary area (18 CP)

In the supplementary area, modules totaling 18 credit points have to be completed. For this purpose, modules are to be selected from the following offer, from the module offer of the other bachelor's degree programs of the Faculty of Life Sciences as well as modules not already included in the focus area.

module designation scope
FWM E 1 Problem-oriented work (bridge module) 6 LP
FWM E 2 Agricultural meteorology 6 LP
FWM E 3 Agricultural project workshop 6 LP
FWM E 4 Applied phytomedicine 6 LP
FWM E 5 Selected methods of forest use 6 LP
FWM E 6 Apiculture 6 LP
FWM E 7 Land use systems 6 LP
FWM E 8 Soil protection I 6 LP
FWM E 9 Soil protection II 6 LP
FWM E 10 Botanical identification exercises 6 LP
FWM E 11 Manure and fertilization 6 LP
FWM E 12 Introduction to biotechnology in plants 6 LP
FWM E 13 Nutrition, health and consumer protection 6 LP
FWM E 14 Fishery management 6 LP
FWM E 15 Ornamental plant cultivation 6 LP
FWM E 16 Forage cultivation and use systems 6 LP
FWM E 17 Feed preservation 6 LP
FWM E 18 Forage herbalism 6 LP
FWM E 19 Horticultural crop production and agriculture 6 LP
FWM E 20 Greenhouse technology 6 LP
FWM E 21 Basics of controlling 6 LP
FWM E 22 Commercial and service business administration 6 LP
COM 23 Introduction to Aquaculture 6 LP
FWM E 24 Methods and methodology of scientific work 6 LP
FWM E 25 Molecular and Population Genetics 6 LP
FWM E 26 Natural area and agricultural site classification 6 LP
FWM E 27 Farm animal biology 6 LP
FWM E 28 Organic farming 6 LP
FWM E 29 Organic fruit growing / wild fruit 6 LP
FWM E 30 Horse breeding and nutrition 6 LP
FWM E 31 Phytomedicine Report: Basics 6 LP
FWM E 32 Quality assurance of fruit and vegetables in the tropics and subtropics 6 LP
FWM E 33 Accounting in agriculture and horticulture 6 LP
FWM E 34 Reproductive biology of farm animals 6 LP
FWM E 35 Special horticultural plant breeding 6 LP
FWM E 36 Site ecology I 6 LP
FWM E 37 Site ecology II 6 LP
FWM E 38 Study project 6 LP
FWM E 39 Technology in outdoor production and in gardening and landscaping 6 LP
FWM E 40 Animal products processing technology 6 LP
FWM E 41 Animal feeding and ration calculation 6 LP
FWM E 42 Process engineering and plant cultivation problems in tree cultivation 6 LP
FWM E 43 Procedural exercises (animal husbandry) 6 LP
FWM E 44 Water management in agriculture 6 LP
FWM E 45 Ornamental plants in protected cultivation 6 LP
Interdisciplinary compulsory elective area (18 CP)

In the interdisciplinary compulsory elective area, modules from the module catalogs of other subjects or central institutions with a total of 18 credit points must be taken freely ( http://agnes.hu-berlin.de/ ) Alternatively, modules from the institute's subject-specific elective area can also be chosen.

Offers in interdisciplinary. Compulsory elective area for other courses

module designation scope
PM 14 B&B Agricultural policy 10 LP
PM 15 B&B Arable and crop production 10 LP
FWM E 4 Applied phytomedicine for biologists 10 LP
FWM E 7 Land use systems 10 LP
FWM E 28 Organic farming 10 LP

 

 


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