Why should I study botany

A full-time study is the usual form of study for a Bachelor's or Master's degree, as offered at most universities and colleges. During the day, the university provides regular weekly courses and course rooms in which lecturers hold their lectures and seminars. The students come to their respective courses at the university and have to be present in order to be able to follow the lessons. This requires many students to move close to the university or to commute, and the exams are also taken on site. A big advantage of full-time study is that students can quickly make contacts and there are no spatial barriers.

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The study of botany, often referred to as the study of plant sciences, is offered as a master's degree by a handful of universities. It is aimed at graduates with a bachelor's degree in biology, agricultural science, forest science, oenology or environmental courses who want to deal with the ethical, social, economic and ecological effects of plant sciences.

These contents await you in the botany study

Botany, plant sciences, crop sciences, phytomedicine and similar courses deal with the responsible use of natural resources. The curriculum includes topics related to plant systematics, molecular biology, ecosystem research, biodiversity and habitat, cell biology, biotic interaction or the acquisition of vegetation data, to name a few examples.

The preoccupation with botany is particularly important due to global warming and energy shortages. Plants are an essential part of biodiversity and take on a multitude of important functions.

Your career opportunities after studying botany

After studying botany, graduates are able to apply their knowledge to problems and to develop solutions as well as to work scientifically. This results in career prospects in research, development, advice and assessment as well as in information about public institutions, industry and agriculture.

You can find out what else to expect in our detailed article on botany studies with course content, requirements as well as career and salary prospects. We also list all universities that offer botany studies!

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Vienna

Vienna, located on the Danube, is the largest and at the same time the oldest university city in the German-speaking and cultural area with around 1.8 million inhabitants and can therefore look back on a long tradition. The capital's universities and colleges offer a wide range of courses and are best known for their medical and artistic studies.

But it's not just the university landscape that makes the city a popular place to study for around 200,000 students, around a quarter of whom come from abroad. In view of the extensive leisure and cultural offerings, the attractive nightlife with countless student bars, the culinary specialties, the Viennese coffee house culture and over 2,000 green spaces, it is not surprising that Vienna has already been named the most livable city nine times in the Mercer study. Vienna has many sights to offer, including the Vienna State Opera, Schönbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral on Vienna's Stephansplatz, the Austrian landmark. Austria's largest disco, the Praterdome, is located in the famous Wiener Prater, a city park with a Ferris wheel.

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