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Sustainable Rural Development in Tropics and Subtropics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (QS) ,
Sustainable Rural Development in Tropics and Subtropics is two-year Master's study programme taught in English at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. The aim of this programme is to prepare graduates to work in agri-food systems and sustainable rural development with specific focus on developing countries and tropical areas. 


The Sustainable Rural Development in Tropics and Subtropics programme at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is based on the interdisciplinary approach focused on food production systems in tropics, food processing and use of suitable agricultural technologies based on renewable energy resources.

Learning outcomes

An important component of the program is food security, which plays a key role in sustainable rural development in all developing countries. 

The students study courses addressing various agricultural production systems, bioresource technology in agriculture, food processing technology, food security,  and economic and social aspects of rural development in developing countries.


All study programmes taught at CULS are officially accredites by the the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Farming Systems in Tropics and Subtropics
  • Scientific Seminar
  • Water Resources Management
  • Marketing of Tropical and Subtropical Products
  • Sociology and Demography of Rural Areas in Less Developed Countries
  • Human Nutrition and Prevention of Food-Borne Diseases in TS
  • Scientific Seminar

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.

General Requirements

  • To all programmes, applicants must submit CV, annotation of bachelor thesis and motivation letter in English, no later than March to the Study Administration Office of FTA (personally or by electronic mail).
  • The entrance examination comprises of the interview in the English language focused on the professional subject area according to the field selected and prerequisites for study in the selected field. Applicants must reach at least 60 out of 100 points from the interview; criteria is set by the committee in each field and will consider: the level of common and expert English, experience and practice from the selected study field, quality and focus of the Bachelor's thesis and a motivation for the study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    196 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 196 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    196 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 196 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fees in national currency: 5 000 CZK

Living costs for Prague

  • 15441 - 26250 CZK/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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