The achievements of Israeli agriculture are renown worldwide. At its inception, the country was largely arid, rock-ridden and overgrown with weeds, bare mountains, barren fields, infested marshes, and an undeveloped water supply. Some of the most basic foods were imported. Today, Israel is a fertile and blooming land that exports its own agricultural products and has become a leader in irrigation systems, groundwater management, crop production, horticulture, biotechnology, biological and integrated pest control, and more. Israel's agriculture is a showcase demonstrating the ability to work with nature in order to create a friendlier environment.
One of the key factors in Israel's agricultural success has been the close relationship between growers in the fields, research and development teams in industry, and the academic community. Constant mutual feedback makes research more responsive to real-life needs and gives those in the field the advantage of immediate access to new developments in the laboratories of academic institutions.
At the heart of this academic community is the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Hebrew University has the only Faculty of Agriculture in Israel, enjoying a unique status in the country. The Faculty acts as Israel's main source for the training of teachers, extension officers and researchers.
The international Master of Science in Plant Sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem prepares students to become leading professionals in present and future agriculture and adapt their new knowledge to local conditions in their home countries. Students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the scientific basis and principles of crop plant production, environmental impact of agricultural activity, analysis of specific cropping systems, seeking solutions to practical problems, either in scientific literature or by experimental approach, and adapting appropriate solutions to various situations.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Plant Biochemistry
- Biotechnology for Agricultural Crops
- Introduction to Molecular Biology
- Contemporary Approaches to Plant Physiology
- Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses + Practice
- Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants
- Integrated Pest Management
- Scientific Writing and Presentation
- Biological Control of Agricultural Pests
- 12 months
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DisciplinesAgriculture Horticulture Plant & Crop Sciences View 3 other Masters in Plant & Crop Sciences in Israel
- B.Sc. degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a relevant field: agriculture, animal sciences, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, ecology, environmental sciences, food sciences, natural sciences, etc.
- Knowledge of undergraduate level biochemistry is required in the Nutrition, Animal Sciences and Plant Sciences programs.
- Knowledge of plant sciences is required in the Plant Sciences program.
- Scientific background relevant to the selected study program.
- GPA of 80 or above (B- on the letter scale).
- Letter of English proficiency from your university stating that academic studies were conducted in English.
- Two-three letters of recommendation;
- Relevant experience is recommended but not mandatory.
International18050 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18050 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA18050 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18050 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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