International Horticulture

International Horticulture
(Master of Science)

Art des Studiums
Weiterführende Studiengänge (Master, Zertifikat)
4 Semester
Englisch, Deutsch
Besondere Voraussetzungen

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'International Horticulture' is a Master of Science Programme in the field of horticulture at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. The programme is research oriented and well positioned to respond to the needs of horticultural constituencies throughout the world. Fruits, vegetables, flowers and trees – improving their quality, yield, economic performance and their eco-friendly cultivation are the domain of horticultural scientists. We do research in various fields of plant biotechnology, crop production and horticultural value chains, from molecular plant breeding and plant architecture modeling to the economics of crop production and market research.


  • Major in Plant Production and Propagation
  • Major in Plant Biotechnology, Physiology and Genetics
  • Major in Economics
  • Major in Gartenbauliche Wertschöpfungsketten

The MSc program in International Horticulture has been running since 1997. It trains above average students and young professionals with a background in horticulture, agriculture, engineering, economics or related fields. The program is taught in English and German language.

The program runs strictly 24 months, starting October 1. Half of the required 120 credit points come from the research project, the other half from course work. Students specialize in one of the above listed majors. According to their major, students are assigned to a supervisor who guides them in research and course selection and they are fully integrated into the supervisor’s research group. Planning of the research project starts at the beginning of the first semester and the research proposal is presented subsequently during colloquia. In parallel to research students take compulsory and elective courses. Apart from natural science or economics courses, students are offered courses supporting their future leadership, such as ethics, management, intercultural communication, as well as language courses.

Empfohlene Fähigkeiten

Applicants must have a B.Sc. or equivalent in horticulture, agriculture, biology, economics or related fields with above average results. Good English language skills are a prerequisite.

Tätigkeitsfelder und Berufsmöglichkeiten
  • Our graduates work in numerous fields of natural sciences, engineering and economics. With a strong background in research, they take up leading positions in universities, national and international research agencies and international organisations.
  • Apart from research positions, our over 300 graduates have found employment with banks, higher administration, government offices, NGOs, consultancy firms and the global horticultural and agricultural industry. Many of them work abroad.
  • As the horticultural sector is rapidly growing, employment opportunities will remain high in the future.
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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover