Interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Human-Animal Interactions (in English)

By providing students with theoretical and methodological expertise in the relevant fields of the humanities and natural sciences and by equipping them with the ability to critically reflect upon the knowledge they acquire, the course will improve interactions and relationships between humans and animals.

The interdisciplinary approach to issues of high societal and ethical relevance is a novel challenge for all students.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be qualified for an academic career and for professional practice in socially relevant fields of human-animal interactions. The Master’s Programme aims to train experts who will be responsible for shaping human-animal interactions based on their scientific expertise while taking ethical guidelines into consideration.


Duration and structure of the programme

The Master’s Programme comprises 4 semesters totalling 120 ECTS credits. It is composed of 4 compulsory modules, 2 required elective modules and a Master thesis.


Requirements for admission

Applicants to the Interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Human-Animal Interactions are required to have a Bachelor Degree in related field with a minimum of 180 ECTS.


Curriculum Human-Animal Interactions

Current Curriculum for the Master in Human-Animal Interactions
Curriculum Interdisciplinary Master in Human-Animal Interactions (PDF, 361 KB) 1


Information on the admission procedure

(last update on 25.06.2020)

Information on the admission procedure for the diploma study Veterinary Medicine and the bachelor studies Equine Science and Biomedicine and Biotechnology and the Master's Programme Comparative Biomedicine and Interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Human-Animal Interactions (IMHAI).

The dates of the aptitude tests are available for download now.

Admission Procedure 2020/2021 2

If you have got any further questions concerning admission and application, please write an e-mail.


Folder Interdisciplinary Master Human-Animal Interactions


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