Crops and Plant Sciences
The degree programme is designed to equip graduates with sound cultural, scientific and professional training in the following sectors: crop productions and their protection; ornamental and urban green area and landscaping systems, and related environmental recovery/rehabilitation procedures; the protection of crops from calamities to guarantee competitive and sustainable productions.
Graduates from the master’s degree programme can pursue careers in the following sectors:
- freelance work, upon successful completion of the State examination and registration with the Register of Professional Qualified Agronomists and Foresters;
- state or regional research bodies responsible for the qualitative improvement of agricultural cultivations and their protection;
- farm management, particularly in relation to the drafting of production regulations;
- regional or provincial agricultural inspectorates;
- regional plant health services, as inspectors of goods in transit and nurseries, or as officials in charge of the drafting of disease prevention regulations;
- industries that produce technical agricultural equipment (seeds, fertilisers, plant protection products), in research positions or in the provision of consultancy services to operators;
- large-scale distribution, in the management of agricultural plant productions and product quality control;
- the planning, management and protection of green areas for ornamental, recreational and sport uses;
- the development and organisation of technical assistance services;
- rural development projects, also at an international level, which require a combination of skills in relation to production, managerial, environmental development and agricultural sustainability processes.
Application and admission: Open with entry requirements examination.
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.
Students with in-depth knowledge of foreign languages who wish to complete part of their university studies abroad may complete periods of study in various foreign universities, thereby obtaining an academic qualification from both their home university and the foreign one (Double Degree).
In particular, the degree course in Crops and Plant Sciences activated an agreement with the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) in Japan, which allows the acquisition of both the Italian and Japanese degrees.
Highly 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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