Content and Organisation
The MSc course is a 2-year programme with a modular structure. It consists of four different components:
- course work with compulsory and elective modules
- interdisciplinary student project and
- Master's thesis (duration up to 6 months).
Course work: The first two semesters (winter term starts in October and summer term starts in April) consist of lectures and course work in Göttingen.
Student project: During the 3rd semester (winter term) an interdisciplinary student project is conducted. The project deals with a problem specific to the project partner, e.g. agroforestry, reforestation, conservation, forest fires, soil protection. At the end of the project the results are presented during a seminar and as a written report. So far projects have taken place in Chile, Germany, Ecuador, Indonesia, Malawi, Laos, Iran, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
Master's Thesis: After completing the project, the students usually begin their field work for the final thesis in a country of their choice. Field research may take between 3 and 6 months and is supervised by professors and experienced scientists.
Detailed information about the programme can be found on: www.uni-goettingen.de/tif