MSc in Life Sciences – Agricultural and Forest Sciences

On the Agricultural and Forest Sciences programme, you will bring your specialist scientific knowledge up to date and develop your analytical, methodological and leadership skills.

Building bridges between theory and practice

You will learn not only how to quickly and independently deepen your scientific knowledge of an area, but also how to apply this knowledge in practice.  The modules and the Master’s thesis are explicitly application oriented.


By the time you have completed this programme, you will have acquired the skills which employers demand for management positions in the agriculture and forest industries: practical specialists who can work scientifically and manage complex projects competently.


A springboard to the international job market

Want to be ready for internationally oriented positions or interfaces between Switzerland and the rest of the world?  You will have excellent opportunities to prepare yourself during this programme, particularly when working on your Master’s thesis.


HAFL will support you with its national and international agriculture and forestry network of public and private sector organisations, NGOs and research institutes, a network which is unique in Switzerland.


Tailor-made programme

The flexible structure of the programme enables you to further develop your personal strengths and interests: you decide your research focus and whether you want to study full- or part-time. Within the Agricultural and Forest Sciences programme, you choose a Major.


Cooperation partners

The MSc in Life Sciences degree programme is offered in cooperation with three other Swiss universities of applied sciences:

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland HES-SO


The majors in ‘International Management of Forest Industries’ and ‘Development in Mountain Areas’ are offered in cooperation with Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (Munich).


Prof. Dr Urs Scheidegger


Phone +41 (0)31 910 21 11

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