Master Sustainable Agricultural Systems

The Faculty offers the Master's degree programme Sustainable Agricultural Systems from the winter semester 2023/2024 onwards.

The study programme has successfully undergone an internal accreditation procedure and meets the standards of the Conference of Ministers of Culture and the University of Rostock. The internal accreditation is valid until September 30, 2030.

Here  you can find a short description of the programme and general information about the permission modalities.

Aims and Characteristics

The Master's degree programme Sustainable Agricultural Systems is dedicated to the resource-, environmentally- and climate-friendly production of food of plant and animal origin, renewable raw materials and animal feed. In addition, socio-economic aspects of sustainable agricultural production as well as scientific analyses of agro-ecosystems are considered within the scope of the study programme. The study programme places the acquisition of scientific competences in the foreground, without disregarding the application reference.

Graduates are able to reflect and work in a scientifically oriented manner in the area of conflict between agricultural production, ecology, economy, consumer and environmental protection, justify questions, develop hypotheses and test and implement solutions to problems. Through the communication of scientific contexts and on the basis of modern working methods students are enabled to find solutions for future-oriented complex tasks and to participate in the research, development and use of agricultural science approaches in agricultural production.


The science-oriented education of the students takes place in close cooperation with various non-university research institutions and companies from the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and beyond. These relations enable us to guarantee our students an early inclusion in interesting fields of our research. The following institutions are involved in the training of students:

  • Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute of Animal Health, Riems
  • Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Dummerstorf
  • Landesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Fischerei M-V
  • Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde
  • LMS Agrarberatung GmbH - Centre of Agricultural Advice Service
  • Julius Kühn-Institute, Federal Research-Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institut for Breeding Research on Agricultural Crops, Groß-Lüsewitz
Further Qualification (PhD)

Further Qualification (PhD)

The Master's degree is a prerequisite for further scientific qualifications. At our faculty, the following academical doctoral degrees can be obtained:

  • PhD of Agriculture (Dr. agr.)
  • PhD of Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing.)