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Agriculture, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
The 2nd-cycle study programme in Agriculture leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The aim of the study programme is to provide students with sound scientific foundation at a high academic level for careers in different fields of agriculture.

About

The study programme lasts two academic years (four semesters). The first semester is devoted to providing students with scientific backgrounds of compulsory and elective study modules. The second (compulsory modules) and third semester (elective modules) intend to broaden the expertise of participants in different specific disciplines of agriculture. The fourth semester is devoted to research work and preparation of Master's thesis. The study programme and its elective fields of specialization enable students to tailor their own study by selecting optional specialization and elective modules. The selection of elective modules is subjected to approval by postgraduate study commission.

COURSES (ECTS)

Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Methodology of Scientific Research (4)
  • Statistics II (5)
  • Project Management (4)
  • Chemical Analytical Methods in Agriculture (4)
  • Ecotoxicology (4)
  • Elective Module (9)

Elective Modules:

  • “Biomolecular Techniques and Phytomedicine” module: Student’s Independent Research Work – Part 1 (3) & Stress Physiology of Agricultural Plants (6)
  • “Biosystems Engineering” module: Student’s Independent Research Work – Part 1 (3) & Physiology of Agricultural Plants (6)
  • “Food Production on Fields and Gardening” module: Student’s Independent Research Work – Part 1 (3) & Stress Physiology of Agricultural Plants (6)
  • “Fruit Growing and Viticulture” module: Student’s Independent Research Work – Part 1 (3) & Stress Physiology of Agricultural Plants (6)
  • “Organic Farming” module: Student’s Independent Research Work – Part 1 (3) & Stress Physiology of Agricultural Plants (6)
  • “Grassland Management and Forage Production” module: Student’s Independent Research Work – Part 1 (3) & Stress Physiology of Agricultural Plants (6)
  • “Animal Science” module: Student’s Independent Research Work in Zoology (3) & Biology of Reproduction and Biotechnological Methods (3) & Farm Animal Welfare (3)

Year 1: 2nd Semester (Elective Modules)

  • “Biomolecular Techniques and Phytomedicine” module: Plant Biotechnology (6) & Special Phytomedicine (6) & Ecology in Plant Protection and Pesticide Ecology (3) & Bilogical Control in Phytomedicine (3) & Plant Tissue Culture (3) & Genetics and Plant Improvement (3) & Electives (6)

Electives: Precision Agriculture (6) or Ecological Grape Production (3) or Ecological Fruitgrowing (3) or Grassland Ecology and Phytosociology (6) or Pathology and Parasitology of Forage Crops (3) or Breeding of Forage Crops (3)

  • “Biosystems Engineering” module: Utilization of Agricultural Machines (6) & Precision Agriculture (6) & Irrigation (6) & New and Renewable Energy Sources (6) & Electives (6)
  • “Food Production on Fields and Gardening” module: Agroecology and Mineral Nutrition of Field and Vegetable Crops (3) & Production Systems and Environmental Aspects of Main Field Crops Production (6) Production Systems and Environmental Aspects in Vegetables and Ornamentals (6) & Ornamental Plants Production II (3) Harvest and Postharvest Technologies of Ornamentals, Vegetable and Field Crops (3) & Nursery Crop Production II (3) & Electives (6)
  • “Fruit Growing and Viticulture” module: Enology II (6) & Climate Change and Vine Development (6) & Pomology (6) & Postharvest Fruit Technologies 2 (6) & Electives (6)

Electives: Bilogical Control in Phytomedicine (3) or Ecological Grape Production (3) or Ecological Fruitgrowing (3)

  • “Organic Farming” module: Organic Field Crop Production – Selected Topics (3) & Organic Vegetable Production – Selected Topics (3) & Alternative Crops – Production Systems and Utilization (6) & Ecological Grape Production (3) & Ecological Fruitgrowing (3) Marketing of Organic Products in Agribusiness (3) & Breeding for Organic Crop Production (3) & Electives (6)

Electives: Bilogical Control in Phytomedicine (3) or Agroecology and Mineral Nutrition of Field and Vegetable Crops (3) or Production Systems and Environmental Aspects of Main Field Crops Production (6) or Harvest and Postharvest Technologies of Ornamentals, Vegetable and Field Crops (3) or Grassland Ecology and Phytosociology (6)

  • “Grassland Management and Forage Production” module: Forage Production and Conservation (6) & Grassland Ecology and Phytosociology (6) & Pathology and Parasitology of Forage Crops (3) & Breeding of Forage Crops (3) & Turfgrass and Amenity Grassland (3) & Electives (9)

Electives: Utilization of Agricultural Machines (6) or Precision Agriculture (6) or Production Systems and Environmental Aspects of Main Field Crops Production (6) or Alternative Crops – Production Systems and Utilization (6) or Technologies in Livestock Production (6)

  • “Animal Science” module: Technologies in Livestock Production (6) & Technologies of Processing of Animal Products (6) & Comparative Ethology of Domestic Animals (5) & Official Food Control I (5) & Electives (8)

Electives: Precision Agriculture (6) or Forage Production and Conservation (6) or Pathology and Parasitology of Forage Crops (3)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Student’s Independent Research Work – Part II (6)
  • Electives (24)

Electives: Electronic Systems in Agriculture (4) or Molecular Genetics (4) or Soil Ecology and Soil Protection (4) or Selected Topics from Biochemistry and Immunology (4) or Livestock Barns and Equipment (4) or Beekeeping II (4) or Mechanization in Grassland Management and Forage Production (4) or Pesticide Application Methods and Biotical Performance (4) or Destilates and Spirits (4) or Table Grape and Alternative Products from Grapes (4) or Small Fruits (4) Special Crop Protection (Fruit Crops and Grapevine) (4) or Plantations of Perennial Crops and Environment (4) or Plant Propagation (4) or Evolution and Domestication of Animals (4) or Selected Chapters of Animal Nutrition (4)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Master’s Thesis (30)

Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA).

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      The part-time study programme shall be implemented in the event of 5 or more enrolled students.
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: https://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Documents/1920FKBVEN.pdf (pages 2-3).

 

The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at https://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Pages/CALL-FOR-APPLICATION-INTO-POSTGRADUATE-STUDY-PROGRAMMES-OF-THE-UNIVERSITY-OF-MARIBOR-FOR-THE-ACADEMIC-YEAR-2019-20.aspx. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4870 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4870 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1623 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1623 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.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

You may find scholarship opportunities offered by the Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the RS at the following website: http://www.sklad-kadri.si/en/calls-for-applications-and-news/calls-for-applications/.

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