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Master Agricultural Sciences

ETH Zurich
Master's degree
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Program description

Master Agricultural Sciences

Experts in World Nutrition

Agricultural scientists make a valuable contribution to ensuring reliable, ecological, economical and socially sustainable human nutrition. Here they strive to optimize the use of limited natural resources.


There are three specializations to choose from in the Master’s degree program:

  • Agricultural Economics takes an in-depth look at economic and social aspects in the use of natural resources
  • Animal Sciences covers basic knowledge in subjects such as genetics, nutrition, physiology and animal husbandry
  • Plant Sciences deals with issues of plant production, plant protection and genetics.

The specialization is enhanced by specific supplementary subjects and general electives which may be selected from the entire ETH and University of Zurich offering. A compulsory professional internship establishes the connection between theory and practice and enables students to gain valuable interpersonal and soft skills. The six-month Master’s thesis completes the program.

  • A specialization (Major)
  • Minor I & Minor II or electives
  • Professional internship (30 KP)
  • Master’s thesis (6 months, 30 KP)


  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Sciences
  • Plant Sciences

About this institute

ETH Zurich

Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. The university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a...

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