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Horticultural Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Lomma, Sweden
The Master's programme Horticultural Science from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences offers a holistic view of managing and renewing the knowledge of sustainable horticultural cultivation systems, where horticultural products are represented in green environments, as food or as raw material for technical products.


On the Master's programme in Horticultural Science from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences you gain insight into how garden production and cultivation can contribute to a more sustainable society. You also learn basics in innovative technologies that enable pioneering uses of plants.

A change in food consumption towards an increased proportion of vegetarian foods is expected to increase the market for horticultural products. This shift towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly food consumption creates an increased demand for knowledge about cultivation, cultivation systems and understanding of the importance of plants for human health and well-being.


A master´s degree with a major in Horticultural Science provides the opportunity to work with developmental projects within the horticultural industry, nationally as well as internationally.

Other possible jobs can be exercise of product manager in horticultural firms, authority, counseling, teaching, research and consulting assignments.

Employers may be firms, educational organizations, authorities and consulting business. These studies can also provide opportunities for postgraduate studies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Horticultural Systems and Future Challenges
  • Product Development and Innovation Systems in Horticulture
  • Microbial Horticulture
  • Environmental Economics and Management
  • Horticultural Production Physiology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

  • To meet the entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.
  • Admission to the Horticultural Science - Master’s Programme requires a first-cycle qualification in natural sciences or social sciences comprising at least 180 credits. Applicants with the equivalent qualifications obtained by means of a degree from another country, or with the equivalent knowledge obtained in some other way, may also be regarded as fulfilling the specific entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13188 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26373 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • First instalment: 67 750 SEK 
  • Total programme: 271 000 SEK


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