The part-time Master's degree program "Applied Poultry Science" comprises 6 semesters (120 ECTS credits) and builds on the students' professional experience.
In particular, the continuing education program is characterised by an intensive practical orientation and the topicality of its teaching content. A combination of attendance phases, "blended learning" elements and transfer studies takes into account the needs of working professionals and offers flexibility in terms of time and space for independent study.
1st to 4th semester: In each semester, two modules shall be completed, which are offered one after the other without overlapping. Each module has a preparatory independent study phase followed by a one-week, full-day attendance phase. Afterwards, the transfer study is worked on concomitantly and/or within the professional activity. The module has a second attendance phase in which the results of the transfer study are presented and the module is concluded with a competence-oriented - usually oral - examination within the framework of the portfolio review.
5th semester: In the 5th semester, a compulsory module is offered according to the above-mentioned scheme. The second module with 10 credit points/ or 2x5 credit points can be freely selected: from the compulsory elective modules of the degree program, from the Master's degree program offered by the faculty and/or the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences as well as from the part-time MBA Agribusiness of the University of Göttingen and/or the Master's degree program offered by another university in Germany or abroad.
The Master's thesis is written during the 6th semester.
At the beginning of the first semester, the students' previous knowledge and professional experience is addressed and built upon. Starting with the "view on the animal" and its needs (poultry science), production processes are analysed and developed.
Module 1: Poultry Science
Module 2: Analysis and Development of Production Processes
Building on the 1st semester, the basics of stock management and process safety are developed.
Module 1: Stock Management Poultry - Introduction
Module 2: Production and Product Quality Assurance in Poultry Production
With the transfer-oriented research and development project, the transfer of the teaching contents to practical questions that are increasingly to be worked on independently and/or the inclusion in current research and development projects of the lecturers takes place. The module prepares for the completion of the degree program with the Master's thesis. It integrates the subject-specific and interdisciplinary learning outcomes of the modules of the degree program
In addition to the elective subjects listed below, optional modules of the MBA Agribusiness of the University of Göttingen, which is also part-time, can be taken. Within the mobility framework, modules within the scope of 10 credit points from Master's degree programs worldwide can be taken.
Module 1: Transfer-oriented Research and Development Project
Seminar on Poultry Science Issues