Considering the actual evolution of the most advanced agricultural areas in Italy and in Europe, the learning structure of the degree course is focused on three specific educational areas: 1) farm management and its links with the market, the production chains, and the territory and the environment involved; 2) livestock production, the livestock chains and the related relations with the environment sustainability and the food safety; 3) precision farming systems and methods and management of the digital technologies associated.
Common learning objectives of the master degree are a deepening of the skills and knowledge on agriculture and its management both at farm and at territory level, and the acquisition of the ability of planning, implementing and manage the production processes and the technical innovations in a view of a safeguard of the environment and the territory.
Candidates should have a knowledge of English at or above B1 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
English language proficiency is assessed by the SLAM - University Language Centre during the admission procedure based on:
- a language certificate obtained no more than 3 years earlier, at B1 or higher level (for the list of language certifications recognized by the University, see the website: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/language-proficiency/placement-tests-entry-tests-and-english-courses). The certification must be uploaded when submitting the online application;
- the English level achieved during a Bachelor's degree programme of the University of Milan through the SLAM (and/or a computer-based test). Certificates must be less than four years old, and will be checked by our offices without the candidate having to submit any attachments;
- the admission test delivered by the SLAM, which will take place on 8 September 2020 at 9 am. All those who do not submit a valid certificate or do not prove to meet the required proficiency will be invited to take the test through the admission procedure.
In case of failure to pass the test, the candidate is not admitted to the Master's degree programme and cannot access further tests.
Graduates in class L-25 (Agricultural Sciences and Technologies), as well as in the corresponding class pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99, can access the Master’s degree programme in Agricultural Sciences, provided they have earned at least 30 credits in the following academic fields:
- FIS/01 to FIS/07
- MAT/01 to MAT/09
- INF/01 - Computer Science
- SECS-S/01 - Statistics
- CHIM/03 - General and inorganic chemistry
- CHIM/06 - Organic chemistry
- BIO/01 - General botany
- BIO/02 - Systematic botany
- BIO/03 - Environmental and applied botany
- BIO/04 - Plant physiology
- BIO/05 - Zoology
- BIO/13 - Applied biology.
Graduates from classes other than L-25 are also eligible if they have earned, in addition to the 30 credits in the above fields, at least 60 credits in the following academic fields:
- AGR/01 – Rural economy and evaluation
- AGR/02 - Agronomy and herbaceous cultivation
- AGR/03 - General arboriculture and tree cultivation
- AGR/04 - Horticulture and floriculture
- AGR/07 - Agricultural genetics
- AGR/08 - Agricultural hydraulics and hydraulic forest management
- AGR/09 - Agricultural mechanics
- AGR/10 - Rural construction and environmental land management
- AGR/11 - General and applied entomology;
- AGR/12 - Plant pathology;
- AGR/13 - Agricultural chemistry
- AGR/15 - Food sciences and technologies
- AGR/16 - Agricultural microbiology
- AGR/17 - General techniques for zoology and genetic improvement
- AGR/18 - Animal nutrition and feeding
- AGR/19 – Animal husbandry
- AGR/20 – Small species husbandry and aquaculture
- ICAR/06 - Topography and cartography
- ICAR/15 - Landscape architecture
- IUS/03 - Agricultural law
- IUS/14 - European Union law
- SECS-P/08 - Corporate finance
- VET/01 - Anatomy of domestic animals
- VET/02 - Veterinary physiology.
An exam commission will assess curricular and skills requirements through interviews with candidates to be held as follows:
- graduates: 18 September 2020 at 2.30 pm, Aula Maggiore, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Via Celoria 2;
- students graduating by 31 December 2020: 15 January 2021 at 2.30 pm, Aula Maggiore, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Via Celoria 2.
IMPORTANT: all candidates must fill their knowledge gaps, if any, by the interview date.
Graduates of the University of Milan (UNIMI) in "Agricultural Sciences and Technologies", "Agricultural Technology for the Environment" and "Improvement and protection of mountain environments" are admitted by right to the Master’s degree programme in Agricultural Sciences and are therefore exempted from the admission interview.
UNIMI graduates in "Management of Cultivated Plants and Landscaping" must prove adequate knowledge of zootechnics to be admitted, while UNIMI graduates in "Viticulture and Enology" must prove adequate knowledge of livestock and herbaceous crops. These skills will be assessed through specific interviews with the teachers of these subjects, according to the instructions provided to the candidates by the examining commission.
All other graduates, both from UNIMI and from other universities, must self-certify the exams passed in their previous career, when submitting their application, to the President of the examining commission (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org). The commission will thus be able to identify any gaps and the required interviews with specific teachers. Candidates must pass these interviews by 15 January 2021, or they will not be admitted to the Master's degree programme in Agricultural Sciences for the academic year 2020/2021. Graduates who have applied for admission and who meet skills requirements will be admitted to the degree programme without having to take the official interviews on 18 September 2020 or 15 January 2021.
The examination scores and the related UFC obtained in the partner universities are almost entirely acknowledged by our university for the curriculum studies.
Other possibilities exist in terms of cultural exchange with non EU universities (in China, Japan, Latin America) not involved in the Erasmus programme.
Recommended, not mandatory
- Segreteria didattica di Scienze agrarie e alimentari
via Celoria 2 - Milano Città Studi
Apertura al pubblico: dal lunedì al venerdì dalle ore 10 alle ore 12
- Segreteria Studenti
via Celoria 18 - Milano Città Studi
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The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
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The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
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