Crops and Plant Sciences

Cortile interno di Agraria
Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-69 - Agriculture
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian, English
International title
Double Degree

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.

Double degree

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

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Microbial biotechnologies applied to plant production 6 52 Italian AGR/16
Tree growing strategies 6 56 Italian AGR/03
Virology and physiopathological biotechnologies biotechnologies 6 64 Italian AGR/12
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Herbaceous cropping systems 6 64 Italian AGR/02
Physiology of plant production 6 56 Italian AGR/13
Plant protection management 6 56 Italian AGR/12
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basic statistics and experimental design 6 64 English AGR/02
Plant breeding 6 56 English AGR/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Applied entomology 6 48 English AGR/11
Protected cultivation systems 6 56 English AGR/04
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 42 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Proximal sensing and data analysis for agricultural products 6 56 English AGR/09
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Design and management of irrigation systems 4 40 Italian AGR/08
Pest management in post-harvest food 6 56 Italian AGR/11
Planning and realization of urban green spaces 6 56 Italian AGR/03
Ree Biocontrollo patogeni - Approcci innovativi e a basso impatto ambientale per il controllo di patogeni (BASIC) 3 44 Italian AGR/12
Ree Crispres - Using CRISPR-based genomic editing for crop protection 3 42 Italian AGR/03 AGR/07 AGR/12 BIO/01
Ree Fru-Bqe - FRUit Breeding and Quality evaluation Experience 1 48 Italian AGR/03 AGR/09
- Unita' didattica 1
- Unita' didattica 2
- Unita' didattica 31
Ree Proagra - Qualità dei prodotti agrari e relazioni con diversi input nutrizionali 3 48 Italian AGR/04 AGR/13
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Other useful knowledge for entering the world of work 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Il piano didattico comprende 12 CFU a libera scelta dello studente, da destinare ad insegnamenti selezionati nell'ambito dei corsi attivati per il corso di laurea, o per gli altri corsi di laurea della Facoltà e dell'Ateneo, oppure da destinare ad altre attività formative valutabili in crediti: tra tali attività, di norma fino ad un massimo di 4 CFU, vi sono la partecipazione a seminari, convegni, corsi di aggiornamento, o ad altre attività organizzate dall'Ateneo o da un altro Ente, purché congruenti con il percorso formativo. Per le modalità di riconoscimento di tali crediti, che devono essere approvati dal Collegio Didattico, lo studente dovrà rivolgersi al proprio tutore.
Il Collegio Didattico propone i seguenti corsi opzionali particolarmente idonei alla formazione del laureato in Scienze della Produzione e Protezione delle Piante:

Gestione degli infestanti in post-raccolta 6 cfu; ssd AGR/11; 2° semestre;

Progettazione e gestione degli impianti di irrigazione 4 cfu; ssd AGR/08; 2°semestre;

Proximal sensing and data analysis for agricultural products 6 cfu; ssd AGR/09; 1°semestre;

Realizzazione del verde 6 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 2°semestre;

Tecnologie per l'uso delle energie rinnovabili 6 cfu; ssd AGR/09; 2°semestre;

Vivaismo arboreo 6 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 1°semestre;

Lab. REE: Qualità dei prodotti agrari e relazioni con diversi input nutrizionali 3 cfu; ssd AGR/04-AGR13; 2°semestre;

Lab. REE: Miglioramento varietale e valutazione della qualità in frutticoltura 3 cfu; ssd AGR/03-AGR/09; 2°semestre;

Lab. REE: Approcci innovativi e a basso impatto ambientale per il controllo di patogeni 3 cfu; ssd AGR/12; 2°semestre;

Lab. REE: Utilizzo dell'editing genomico mediante CRISPR/cas9 per la protezione di specie di interesse agrario 3 cfu; ssd AGR/03-AGR/07-AGR/12-BIO/01; 2°semestre;
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Microbial biotechnologies applied to plant production 6 52 Italian AGR/16
Tree growing strategies 6 56 Italian AGR/03
Virology and physiopathological biotechnologies biotechnologies 6 64 Italian AGR/12
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Herbaceous cropping systems 6 64 Italian AGR/02
Physiology of plant production 6 56 Italian AGR/13
Plant protection management 6 56 Italian AGR/12
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced plant pathology 6 56 English AGR/12
Plant molecular biology 6 56 English AGR/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Development of crop ideotypes 6 48 English AGR/07
Molecular methods for plant breeding 6 56 English AGR/07
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 42 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Proximal sensing and data analysis for agricultural products 6 56 English AGR/09
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Design and management of irrigation systems 4 40 Italian AGR/08
Pest management in post-harvest food 6 56 Italian AGR/11
Planning and realization of urban green spaces 6 56 Italian AGR/03
Ree Biocontrollo patogeni - Approcci innovativi e a basso impatto ambientale per il controllo di patogeni (BASIC) 3 44 Italian AGR/12
Ree Crispres - Using CRISPR-based genomic editing for crop protection 3 42 Italian AGR/03 AGR/07 AGR/12 BIO/01
Ree Fru-Bqe - FRUit Breeding and Quality evaluation Experience 1 48 Italian AGR/03 AGR/09
- Unita' didattica 1
- Unita' didattica 2
- Unita' didattica 31
Ree Proagra - Qualità dei prodotti agrari e relazioni con diversi input nutrizionali 3 48 Italian AGR/04 AGR/13
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Other useful knowledge for entering the world of work 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Il piano didattico comprende 12 CFU a libera scelta dello studente, da destinare ad insegnamenti selezionati nell'ambito dei corsi attivati per il corso di laurea, o per gli altri corsi di laurea della Facoltà e dell'Ateneo, oppure da destinare ad altre attività formative valutabili in crediti: tra tali attività, di norma fino ad un massimo di 4 CFU, vi sono la partecipazione a seminari, convegni, corsi di aggiornamento, o ad altre attività organizzate dall'Ateneo o da un altro Ente, purché congruenti con il percorso formativo. Per le modalità di riconoscimento di tali crediti, che devono essere approvati dal Collegio Didattico, lo studente dovrà rivolgersi al proprio tutore.
Il Collegio Didattico propone i seguenti corsi opzionali particolarmente idonei alla formazione del laureato in Scienze della Produzione e Protezione delle Piante:

Gestione degli infestanti in post-raccolta 6 cfu; ssd AGR/11; 2° semestre;

Progettazione e gestione degli impianti di irrigazione 4 cfu; ssd AGR/08; 2°semestre;

Proximal sensing and data analysis for agricultural products 6 cfu; ssd AGR/09; 1°semestre;

Realizzazione del verde 6 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 2°semestre;

Tecnologie per l'uso delle energie rinnovabili 6 cfu; ssd AGR/09; 2°semestre;

Vivaismo arboreo 6 cfu; ssd AGR/03; 1°semestre;

Lab. REE: Qualità dei prodotti agrari e relazioni con diversi input nutrizionali 3 cfu; ssd AGR/04-AGR13; 2°semestre;

Lab. REE: Miglioramento varietale e valutazione della qualità in frutticoltura 3 cfu; ssd AGR/03-AGR/09; 2°semestre;

Lab. REE: Approcci innovativi e a basso impatto ambientale per il controllo di patogeni 3 cfu; ssd AGR/12; 2°semestre;

Lab. REE: Utilizzo dell'editing genomico mediante CRISPR/cas9 per la protezione di specie di interesse agrario 3 cfu; ssd AGR/03-AGR/07-AGR/12-BIO/01; 2°semestre;
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

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:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including: