The master degree programme in Agricultural Sciences is designed to equip graduates with advanced training in biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics, underpinned by an excellent command of the methodologies of scientific investigation.
On the strength of this training, graduates boast a sound understanding of the responsibilities of modern agriculture which, in addition to its original goal of producing food, now faces two additional duties: that of managing and controlling the land, on the one hand, and that of guaranteeing the safety of its products and the protection of the environment, on the other
Graduates from the master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences can assume managerial and organisational positions in the following sectors:
- the technical and economic management of agricultural and zootechnical resources;
- the definition and organisation of technical assistance services;
- integrated rural development projects;
- rural land control and protection;
- the design and development of technological production facilities;
- security testing and controls for machinery, installations and facilities;
- the management of energy and integrated energy systems;
- environmental protection and agricultural sustainability projects;
- distribution systems for agricultural products and their rationalisation;
- the marketing of agricultural products.
Application and admission: Open with entry requirements examination and possession of level B1 of English.
Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, in September
The adequacy of the applicant's personal academic preparation for admission to the master's degree programme is assessed through personal interview.
The degree programme in Agricultural Sciences provides ample opportunities to study or work abroad, mainly through the Erasmus+ programme, which has around 30 EU member universities. Globally, about 5 students seize this opportunity each year.
The fields that can be developed at partner universities cover all the specific areas of the Degree Programme. Most students are inclined to follow courses that will broaden their scientific knowledge, or to carry out internships or degree theses in established laboratories.
Grades and credits awarded by partner universities are almost entirely recognized. Students thus know that Erasmus activities will be positively assessed in their curriculum.
There are other opportunities for cultural exchanges with universities that are not part of the Erasmus system but have signed agreements with our university. These belong to non-EU areas such as China, Japan, Latin America.
Recommended, not mandatory
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:
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