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Study Program


The BIGS-Land and Food Graduate School combines the research at our agricultural faculty with an interdisciplinary study program and will support young scientists on their way into a scientific career. The education will take place in an international and lifely scientific community.


Modul structure

The Curriculum of BIGS-Land and Food is divided into three modules comprising Mandatory, Scientific and Miscellaneous content. It is expected from the BIGS-LF doctoral students to collect credit point (CP) within each of these modules as indicated in the illustration. Unless specified, the workload of a single day corresponds to 0.5 CP. Obtaining 15 Credit will grant the final certificate of BIGS-LF.

The individual course program is compiled by the doctoral student in accordance with their respective supervisors to make sure the program is manageable along with the actual doctoral studies. Please be aware, that the number of participants per course is often restricted and we cannot guarantee an attendance in the courses. It is recommended to plan the individual study program ahead of time.


Module Structure


An example of how to obtain 15 CP within a three-year doctoral study is depicted below.

 Example Structure


PhD Progress Meeting and Report

Once per year the PhD Students subit their annual PhD Progress Proposal to  their Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC).

The PhD student and his TAC meet to discuss the progress of the PhDThesis. Aferwards the Meeting Report has to be submitted to the BIGS-LF coordinator.


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