Crops and Plant Sciences

Cortile interno di Agraria
Master programme
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-69 - Scienze e tecnologie agrarie (EN)
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
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
Compulsory
Microbial biotechnologies applied to plant production 6 52 Italian
Tree growing strategies 6 56 Italian
Virology and physiopathological biotechnologies biotechnologies 6 64 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Herbaceous cropping systems 6 64 Italian
Physiology of plant production 6 56 Italian
Plant protection management 6 56 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Basic statistics and experimental design 6 48 English
Plant breeding 6 48 English
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Applied entomology 6 48 English
Protected cultivation systems 6 48 English
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 42 0 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Ree Biocontrollo patogeni (Basic) 3 44 Italian
Ree Crispres 3 42 Italian
Ree Fru-Bqe 1 48 Italian
- Unita' didattica 1
- Unita' didattica 2
- Unita' didattica 31
Ree Proagra - Qualità dei prodotti agrari e relazioni con diversi input nutrizionali 3 48 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Other useful knowledge for entering the world of work 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- A libera scelta: CFU 12
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Microbial biotechnologies applied to plant production 6 52 Italian
Tree growing strategies 6 56 Italian
Virology and physiopathological biotechnologies biotechnologies 6 64 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Herbaceous cropping systems 6 64 Italian
Physiology of plant production 6 56 Italian
Plant protection management 6 56 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced plant pathology 6 48 English
Plant molecular biology 6 48 English
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Development of crop ideotypes 6 48 English
Molecular methods for plant breeding 6 48 English
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 42 0 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Ree Biocontrollo patogeni (Basic) 3 44 Italian
Ree Crispres 3 42 Italian
Ree Fru-Bqe 1 48 Italian
- Unita' didattica 1
- Unita' didattica 2
- Unita' didattica 31
Ree Proagra - Qualità dei prodotti agrari e relazioni con diversi input nutrizionali 3 48 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Other useful knowledge for entering the world of work 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- A libera scelta: CFU 12
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

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:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Open with entry requirements examination

Application period: from 03-01-2019 to 10-31-2019
Enrolment period: from 04-05-2019 to 02-28-2020
Please note:
Chi non possiede una certificazione della lingua inglese pari o superiore al livello B1 del QCER conseguita non oltre i 3 anni antecedenti la data di domanda di ammissione, dovrà obbligatoriamente partecipare al Placement Test il 25 settembre 2019 (luogo e ora saranno comunicati via mail qualche giorno prima).