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Sustainable Agriculture, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The M. Sc. in Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Padova aims to provide advanced knowledge in the field of agricultural systems as well as skills to develop and manage sustainable production systems.

About

The context is international, having as its main area of investigation warm-temperate environments at a global level.

The normal duration of the course is two years and requires 120 university credits (or CFUs). The Master degree in Sustainable Agriculture will be awarded upon completion of the course. With the aim of strengthening this global approach to sustainability, the  Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Padova has been included in an internationalization project in collaboration with the University of Georgia, USA, which enables students to achieve a dual degree in “Sustainable Agriculture” (Italy) and “Crop and Soil Science” (USA).

The training course in Sustainable Agriculture,  includes two main areas of study:

  • Production: training in the areas of agronomy, crop and animal productions, soil science, plant breeding, and integrated management of pests and diseases, all aimed at the sustainability of the production process and its social implications;
  • Technology: training in the areas of management and protection of air-soil-water, use of biomass of agricultural plants and animals, land management, and management of the production process (at different geographic scales) considering both innovative technologies and socio-economic aspects.

Career:

  • Management and consulting activities in agro-livestock systems
  • International marketing of agricultural products, livestock and industries
  • Development of innovative technologies within companies operating in the agriculture and livestock area
  • Control and monitoring of productive, environmental and economic performances of agricultural farms
  • Research and development of innovative technologies within private and public research institutions
  • Collaboration with private and public research institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Statistics 
  • Agrifood Economics And Policy
  • Gis For Agro-Environmental Studies
  • Integrated Management Of Arthropod Pests
  • Research Planning
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Agricultural Management Of Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Plant Breeding 
  • Precision Farming
  • Soil Microbiology 
  • Sustainable Disease Management
  • Biotechnology In Plant Protection
  • Crop Physiology
  • Ipm Of Pathogens Of Fruit Crops In Temperate Climate

                                                              Detailed Programme Facts

                                                              • Programme intensity Full-time
                                                                • Full-time duration 24 months
                                                              • Credits
                                                                120 ECTS
                                                              • Languages
                                                                • English
                                                              • Delivery mode
                                                                On Campus

                                                              English Language Requirements

                                                              This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                                                              Academic Requirements

                                                              A successful applicant for admission to the second cycle degree course must hold a first cycle/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification that guarantees:
                                                              • essential skills on agricultural and environmental sciences;
                                                              • existing skills in investigating research techniques as well as the ability to apply research findings to real problems.
                                                              Proficiency in English at B2 level or equivalent (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL) according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is required. If the applicant is an English native speaker or has completed his/her High School and/or Bachelor/first cycle degree in English, no language certification is required.

                                                              Tuition Fee

                                                              • International

                                                                2600 EUR/year
                                                                Tuition Fee
                                                                Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                                              • EU/EEA

                                                                2600 EUR/year
                                                                Tuition Fee
                                                                Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                                              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                                              The total amount can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”.

                                                              Living costs for Legnaro

                                                              • 600 - 900 EUR/month
                                                                Living Costs

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

                                                              Funding

                                                              The University of Padova offers scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree completely held in English in Padova. The scholarship programme is highly selective. Only candidates showing the highest achievements and school / academic records may receive a scholarship. The successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events.

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