• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Master in Viticulture and Enology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore aims at addressing how vineyard and winery innovation is quickly becoming part of the Italian viticulture tradition. Italy is now the largest wine producer in the world and boasts the greatest variety in terms of cultivars.


The pecularities of Italian viticulture and chances to maintain a leading role are today bound to the ability to introduce sustainable innovation whichout losing its well-known appeal.

Learning objectives

The main goals of the Viticulture and Enology program offered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore are:

  • To acquire solid methodology and knowledge suitable to address innovation issues in the vineyard and the winery
  • To achieve specific skills for new canopy management technique suitable to mitigate undesired climate-related effects, new sustainable approaches for pest and disease control, precision viticulture and enology
  • Develop the ability to diagnose limiting factors occurring in vineyard and winery and to produce suitable solutions
  • Learn to pro-actively take part in discussions dealing with viticulture and enology topics.
Career opportunities and professional recognition

The Master’s qualification in ‘Viticulture & Enology: innovation meets tradition’ will open up professional opportunities in the fields of viticulture and enology chain; wine marketing and distribution; restaurants; large scale retail trade and freelancing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Vineyard variability: traditional  and precision approaches
  • Topic in wine-marketing
  • Enhancing the wine quality: innovation in monitoring and controls
  • Applied grapevine eco-physiology
  • Advances in enology
  • Disease and pest management toward a sustainable viticulture
  • Seminars on sustainable pesticides use and genetic traceability will also be provided

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS)
  • The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program
  • Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program
  • Basics in viticulture and enology are required. For those not having such requirement, a pre-course named “Viticulture, Enology and Peist Pathology” is offered over the three weeks preceeding the start of the Master.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Piacenza

  • 700 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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