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University of Göttingen Center for Integrated Breeding Research M.Sc. in Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB)
University of Göttingen Center for Integrated Breeding Research

M.Sc. in Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB)

Göttingen, Germany

2 Years


Full time

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EUR 340 / per semester



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The Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB) application portal for EU applicants will open 1st of April!!!

The coordination office is closed for physical appointments due to the COVID-19 restrictions! Any consultation will be done by telephone, videoconference, or mail!

Why Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB)?

Animal and plant breeding are driving the development of new livestock and crop varieties that can cope with the challenges of the changing environment and consumers' demand. Breeding research integrates areas such as quantitative and molecular genetics, biotechnology, and breeding informatics. It has close links to neighboring fields like animal and plant nutrition, animal health, and crop protection, but also marketing, economics, and ethics. Highly specialized experts in this field are required worldwide and have excellent career opportunities in both academia and industry.

The International Master Program Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding

  • Provides a profoundly interdisciplinary approach to breeding research by bridging the gap between animal and plant breeding;
  • Covers all relevant disciplines of breeding research;
  • Is supplemented by external lecturers from leading international breeding companies, research institutions, and national authorities.

Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB) at a Glance:

  • Language: English
  • Admission requirements:
    • BSc in agriculture, biology, or related disciplines;
    • Proof of proficiency in English: CEFR Level C1 (TOEFL or equivalent).
  • Your profile:
    • A high degree of self-motivation and natural curiosity to tackle complex biological problems;
    • Research-minded and not afraid of big data, mathematics, and statistics;
    • Interest in a long-term engagement in international breeding research.
  • Start of study program: Winter semester, mid-October
  • Application deadline:
    • EU citizens 1st of June,
    • Non-EU citizens 15th of February
  • Number of students: 20 per year

We are part of the EMABG Consortium!



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