Horticultural Science

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Master On Campus
24 months
12858 EUR/year
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Do you want to influence and participate in future sustainable production and cultivation of horticultural crops? This Horticultural Science programme from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences offers a holistic view of managing and renewing the knowledge of sustainable horticultural cultivation systems.


In the Horticultural Science programme 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.

The program emphasizes the multidisciplinarity of horticultural science. Courses are developed and jointly implemented by departments with different disciplines, all in order to highlight and explore biological, economical, social as well technical, methodological and theoretical aspects of horticultural science.


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 Horticultur
  • Microbial Horticulture
  • Environmental Economics and Management
  • Horticultural Production Physiology
  • Project Management and Process Facilitation
  • Applied Plant Biotechnology
  • Scientific Methods, Tools and Thesis Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • The applicant must further have a level of English equivalent to upper secondary school English (Engelska 6). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12858 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25716 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • First instalment: 67 800 SEK 
  • Total programme: 271 000 SEK


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Horticultural Science
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