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Justus Liebig university of Giessen

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Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources

Subjects: Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources,Insect Biotechnology,Bioresources

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
304 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
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Course description

The English Master’s programme in Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources is offered by the Faculty 09 Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, and Environmental Management, in collaboration with Faculty 08 Biology and Chemistry, and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences. Insects, with over a million scientifically described species, represent the largest group of organisms on Earth. This interdisciplinary research area delves into insects and their associated micro- and macroorganisms as new bioresources for fields like medicine, plant protection, pharmacy, industrial food, and biotechnology. Throughout your studies, you will engage deeply with the systematics and ecology of insects. You will gain specific scientific and technical knowledge and learn various research methods to explore insects and their associated organisms. These studies will help you discover new resources for food, luxury food, enzymes, and bioactive natural products, ultimately leading to the development of refined products. The programme emphasizes research and practical relevance, featuring a high level of interdisciplinary approaches and projects. This ensures that you not only learn theoretical concepts but also apply them in real-world scenarios, preparing you for a future in this innovative field.

Program Information

Study Location Giessen
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 304 EUR
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As the entire degree course is taught in English, applicants must provide proof of sufficient knowledge of written and spoken English. Accepted proofs of language proficiency: either: TOEFL-Test ITB (internet-based test) with at least 95 points or IELTS-Test with at least grade of 7 in the academic test; or: Proof of obtaining a local higher education entrance qualification in one of the following countries: Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom, South Africa; or: Proof of a Bachelor’s degree in English in one of the following countries: Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom, South Africa; or: Proof of the UNIcert III certificate.

Qualification Requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree with at least 180 ECTS-points in one of the following scientific fields: Agricultural Sciences Biology Biotechnology Chemistry Food Chemistry Other Bachelor's degrees can be accepted as an equivalent degree by the board of examiners. The application includes a letter of motivation with 500 words (+/- 10%) outlining the candidate’s personal motivation and his or her subject-specific knowledge. Applications will be examined individually as to whether the study requirements are fulfilled. A specialist commission at JLU will then finally decide on the admission. The criteria for the evaluation of the motivation letter are given in the examination regulations. We cannot provide information on the status of acceptance before the application process is fully completed.

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