Master Degree in Agricultural Science in Italy

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Agricultural Science

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Agricultural science encompasses a wide area of topics, and classes can be taken at schools all over the world. Topics include food science, farming, forest technology, agroecology, veterinary medicine, biological engineering, wildlife technology and crop science.

Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.

Master's in Agricultural Science in Italy

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Master in Environmental and Forest Sciences

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Environmental and Forest Sciences represents the logical extension of the homonymous 1st Cycle Course (Bachelor Course), Class L25. The main goal of the Course is to provide professional forest graduates with enhanced skills in strategic planning and management and with the technical, cultural, and management instruments necessary to operate in the fields of... [+]

Top Master's Programs in Agricultural Science in Italy. The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Environmental and Forest Sciences represents the logical extension of the homonymous 1st Cycle Course (Bachelor Course), Class L25. The main goal of the Course is to provide professional forest graduates with enhanced skills in strategic planning and management and with the technical, cultural, and management instruments necessary to operate in the fields of protection, conservation and monitoring of forest, pastoral and faunal resources, woodland protection from wildfires, soil protection and conservation, territory ecological planning and the establishment of low environmental impact operations aimed at protecting and enhancing mountain and hillslope areas. First year Forest Geobotany Management of Forest Systems and Safety in Forestry Operations Silviculture and arboriculture for timber production Wood Harvesting and Safety in Forestry Operations Soil Ecology Environmental Chemistry of Urban and Forest Ecosystems Soil Protection and Conservation and Watersheds Planning Soil Protection and Conservation and Hydraulic Rehabilitation Watersheds Planning and Management Plant diseases and phytosanitary protection Diseases of green areas and of ornamental plants Integrate Protection of the Forest Systems Natural and Cultivated Mountain Systems Second year Forest Fire Protection Economics and Environment Appraisal Ethology and wildlife management Landscape planning and infrastructures in agro-forestry areas Electives Final project Laboratory of GIS Apprenticeship Training and Guidance Internship [-]

Master in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Agricultural Science and Technology forms highly qualified professionals with basic and applied scientific knowledge in the areas of crop and livestock productions. Graduate students are able to recognize and manage the innovation in the agricultural sector. Particular attention is paid to the development of sustainable productions with emphasis to... [+]

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Agricultural Science and Technology forms highly qualified professionals with basic and applied scientific knowledge in the areas of crop and livestock productions. Graduate students are able to recognize and manage the innovation in the agricultural sector. Particular attention is paid to the development of sustainable productions with emphasis to those typical of the mediterranea basin, in order to protect agricultural resources and improve quality and quantity of agricultural production with a positive impact on the profitability of the sector. In this context, it is important the identification, valorization and improvement of genetic resources as well as the optimization of cultivation techniques. It is also relevant the training on scientific and methodological aspects related to the crop protection thought the application of integrated control models and the use of effective and reliable detection methods. The course also provides a high level of training related to the management and valorization of natural resources and socio-economic infrastructures in rural areas and in the organization of agricultural farms and markets. Graduates students in Agricultural Science and Technology can be employed in all activities connected with the exercise of the agriculture in private enterprises and in public institutions and can also work as technical consulting specialists. They can also play a relevant role in the evaluation and certification of food quality and in the economic management of farms thanks to their accurate knowledge of Italian and European agricultural policies. Furthermore, they can develop their own businesses or can be involved in research and experimentation activities. First year Organization and Management of Agricultural Enterprises Agroecology Irrigation Systems and Machinery, Plant and Technologies for Agricultural Production Irrigation Systems Machinery, Plant and Technologies for Agricultural Production Genetics Biological and Integrated Control of Pest Crop Insects Arboreal Crops Mediterranean Oliviticulture Tropical and subtropical fruit trees Analysis and Landscape Planning of Rural Systems Second year Mediterranean Phytopathology Plant Virology Agronomic Management of Water Resources Soil Fertility and Fertilizers Laboratory of GIS Electives Apprenticeship Training and Guidance Internship Final project [-]

Master in International Horticultural Science

University of Bologna School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Campus Full time September 2017 Italy Bologna

The integrated degree programme in Horticultural Science is offered jointly by Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Department of Agricultural Sciences at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine) and Free University of Bozen (Faculty of Science and Technology). The international degree programme, which has been designed for highly motivated students, aims to form international-level professionals that will be qualified for designing, managing and assuring the quality of agricultural business along the whole production chain. The final aim is to allow future professionals to increase the sustainability of the production chain, from the environmental preservation and protection to the social and economical aspects (People-Planet-Profit). [+]

Top Master's Programs in Agricultural Science in Italy. IMAHS - International Master in Horticultural Science Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna Free University of Bozen General overview of the programme Horticulture provides society with vital and nutritious fruit and vegetables, consumed fresh or processed, that are the heart/backbone of a healthy diet and improve our well-being. Horticultural production significantly contributes to the livelihoods of rural communities in both developed and developing countries and generates significant income opportunities along the entire supply chain. The new challenges of producing more food in a more sustainable way for a growing population calls for a new generation of professionals both equipped with technical skills and able for holistic thinking to successfully tackle the growing complexity of food production in a globalized market. This applies especially to horticulture, also due to a severe decline in the number of graduates and university degree programmes and the ageing of professional horticulturalists, in spite of the variety and number of job opportunities in the area. The Master in International Horticultural Science will be offered jointly by Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology. The master (laurea magistrale) has been developed to meet the present and future challenges of the horticultural sector. The programme is the result of a joint initiative of the University of Bologna, well known for its long tradition in higher education, and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, a young higher education institution with a trilingual profile. Students will experience multidisciplinary training and research-led teaching in subjects covering the main aspects of horticultural production and the supply chain. The programme will benefit from the collaboration with the horticultural industry. Students will have the opportunity to spend up to two semesters in one of the European partner universities and be entitled to earn a double degree. The programme is structured in four semesters (each of 30 ECTS). The first and second semesters, held at the University of Bologna, has a focus on methodological aspects, on the efficient use of resources in the production process and on the quality of horticultural produces. The third semester, at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, covers the sustainable management of fruit trees and grapevines and the supply chain management of horticultural products. During the fourth semester, an internship and the preparation of the Master thesis are foreseen. Admission requirements Prospective candidates should hold a Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) in agriculture or related life science disciplines and have acquired basic knowledge in the following fields: crop production, plant pathology and protection, entomology and agricultural economics. Courses are entirely taught in English, therefore, to be admitted, students need to provide a recognised English language certificate (standard entry level: B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). For any further information please refer to cdl.imahs@unibo.it or visit our website: http://corsi.unibo.it/2Cycle/InternationalHorticulturalScience/Pages/default.aspx [-]

Master in Development Economics

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time

What do we “develop” in our Master's programme in Development Economics? If “software” is the answer you were looking for, the app obviously led you to the wrong page. But if you want to know what economic and policy instruments can spur growth of a whole country, how to assess the impact of a policy measure, or most efficiently help developing countries reach adequate living standards or whether help helps at all. If you’d like to do your own research in this field one day or work with governments and aid agencies advising them on current development issues– this might be just the right study for you! [+]

Development Economics (M.A.) What do we “develop” in our Master's programme in Development Economics? If “software” is the answer you were looking for, the app obviously led you to the wrong page. But if you want to know what economic and policy instruments can spur growth of a whole country, how to assess the impact of a policy measure, or most efficiently help developing countries reach adequate living standards or whether help helps at all. If you’d like to do your own research in this field one day or work with governments and aid agencies advising them on current development issues– this might be just the right study for you! Study programme: Development Economics (M.A.) Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) with an optional Double Degree Programme duration: 4 Semesters Beginning of programme: Winter and summer semester Admission: limited admission (application to the university) Admission requirements: Admission procedure Application: Application procedure Application deadline: April 1st to May 15th (for the winter semester) and October 1st to November 15th (for the summer semester) Language requirements: Good skills in English proven by e.g. TOEFL, IELTS (the programme is taught completely in English) General information The English-language Master of Arts in Development Economics is jointly offered by the Department of Economics (Faculty of Economic Sciences) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences). It builds on the successful Master of Arts in International Economics and the Master of Arts in Agribusiness; these programmes already had a strong specialisation in development issues. This research-oriented master's programme now offers a comprehensive four semester programme dedicated solely to the study of development economics issues. It leads to an internationally recognized and accredited Master's degree in Development Economics and offers research-oriented teaching that covers theoretical as well as empirical issues in economic development. Its wide course offerings, one semester stay abroad, master's thesis and specialisation in agricultural economics or economics will enable students to analyse current issues in development economics and prepare them for careers in research or policy. Programme structure The Master's Programme in Development Economics is four semesters in length during which 120 ECTS are required. It is divided into the course phase and the master's thesis. There are four modules (24 credits) of compulsory modules. Students can then specialise in agricultural economics or economics, each requiring a further 12 credits (two modules) of compulsory courses in the field of specialisation. Then students can choose another 36 credits (six modules) in development or agricultural economics from a wide variety of course offerings, of which one course (6 credits) has to be a seminar. Three modules (18 credits) can then be chosen freely also among other subjects and the master's thesis completes the programme. Students have to study abroad for one semester. This semester can be spent at a partner university of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of Göttingen University. International students are exempt from this requirement. Students may apply for the following partner university programmes: Exchange programme with the Stellenbosch University, South Africa, funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Exchange programme with universities in Latin and South America (Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, El Salvador) Exchange programme with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), University of the West Indies Exchange programme with universities in Asia and Australia (for example China - funded by the DAAD, India, Indonesia, and South Korea) Double Degree Programme The Faculty of Economic Sciences is offering a double degree programme with the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (South Africa). In four semesters, specially qualified students can simultaneously earn the degree "M.A. in Development Economics" from the University of Göttingen and the "Master of Commerce in Economics" from the University of Stellenbosch. Occupational fields The degree in Development Economics will offer excellent career perspectives in a wide range of fields. Building on a track record of successful placement of students of our existing master's programmes, the opportunities for this programme include employment in: Governments and aid agencies working on development issues International organizations such as the World Bank, organisations of the UN system (e.g. ILO, FAO, UNIDO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, etc.), the OECD, EU, or regional development banks Policy research institutions such as those of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research as well as national and international development policy think tanks International business in multinational companies Further education at the Ph.D. level in Göttingen or abroad [-]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. [+]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry (M.Sc. study focus)

 

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. Graduates of the programme work in forest management all around the world, often in cooperation with international research and development organizations.Along with the formal course-work, students gain intercultural work- and life-experience by interacting with international colleagues and professors. Experience has shown that personal and professional contact established during this MSc programme is an excellent way to expand the students’ professional network.... [-]


Master in Sustainable International Agriculture

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time

This Joint degree programme of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel, is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well founded knowledge of bio-physical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. [+]

Master in Sustainable International Agriculture (M.Sc.)

 

This Joint degree programme of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel, is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well founded knowledge of bio-physical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. Three profiles: International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics, International Organic Agriculture and Tropical Agriculture.The Master’s programme in Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA) is a consecutive joint Master study programme of the agricultural faculties of the Georg-August-University of Goettingen and the University of Kassel - Witzenhausen comprising 120 ECTS. All SIA modules are taught in English.The Master’s programme consists of fifteen modules with 6 ECTS each; a Master’s thesis in the 4th semester with 24 ECTS; colloquium with 6 ECTS.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time

This Joint degree programme of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel, is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well founded knowledge of bio-physical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. [+]

Master in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) (M.Sc.)

 

This Joint degree programme of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel, is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well founded knowledge of bio-physical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. Three profiles: International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics, International Organic Agriculture and Tropical Agriculture.

 

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Master’s Programme Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Italy Padua

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural [+]

Master’s Program Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)

Are you interested in a deeper understanding of holistic forest and nature management? Would you like to work as a forester in an international environment?

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural resources, namely the challenge of management of forests and nature in an integrated landscape.

The MSc Course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) offers:... [-]


Master's Programme - Euroforester

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

This first class MSc programme in Euroforester is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector. The MSc programme "Euroforester" has been developed in cooperation between 13 forest faculties in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine and Sweden. [+]

Master's Programme - Euroforester

Forestry faces profound changes, thus forestry education must equip students with new skills. This first class MSc programme is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector.

The forestry profession faces profound changes. Forests are no longer regarded simply as "factories" for wood production. The perspective has widened and the wide range of outputs from forests, has become a keen concern for the whole of society - nationally, regionally and globally. Across borders, countries share environmental and social issues; likewise, forest industries and markets increasingly cross national boarders. Consequently the forester of today must have a wide perspective and be capable of working in an international environment.... [-]


Master's Programme - Agroecology

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

Using case studies and field experience, the Master´s Programme in Agroecology guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its global and regional surroundings ... [+]

Agroecology

Can agriculture support both man and the ecological systems? Is it possible to separate social and ecological systems within agriculture?

Using case studies and field experience, the Master´s Programme in Agroecology guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its global and regional surroundings, as well as people and local resources. The programme offers a head start for students who seek to work with development or research for agriculture to support small-scale farmers.

Farming and food production are ecologically, economically and socially important in all societies. Worldwide there is a need for academic experts that can deal with land use systems that are complex, multifunctional and rapidly changing. This programme investigates the social, economic and environmental barriers and opportunities for small scale and sustainable agricultural production. Some examples of subjects are: agronomy in a systems ecology perspective; farm production integrated with nature conservation and production of ecosystem services; the sociology of farming and agriculture.... [-]


Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

This Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context. [+]

Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management

Why is it so difficult to collectively organise sustainable fishing in lake Chilwa in Malawi? What are the basic ideas of development policies of the European Union and the World Bank?

There is a growing recognition that the challenges in the development and management of rural areas globally are due to a multitude of social, economic, political and ecological factors. Understanding and dealing with this complex and multi-layered reality therefore requires interdisciplinary analyses and innovative solutions. This programme offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context.... [-]


Master in International Agribusiness and Rural Development

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time

The M.Sc. Programme International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) is designed to prepare highly qualified professionals who wish to pursue a career within the private or public sector, research or non-governmental organizations in agribusiness and rural development. [+]

Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) Programme in International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) The M.Sc. Programme International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) is designed to prepare highly qualified professionals who wish to pursue a career within the private or public sector, research or non-governmental organizations in agribusiness and rural development. Students will develop solid economic and business skills and have the opportunity to broad their understanding of the agricultural and food sector at international level. Objectives of the program To apply economic and management theory to problems of agribusiness and rural development To analyze and understand the decisions made by public and private actors in agriculture and agribusiness To develop strategies and solutions to combat hunger, poverty and resource depletion To acquire methodological and theoretical skills for scientific analysis. The core study programme consists of modules covering international agricultural economics, agricultural and rural development policy as well as business administration, management and agribusiness marketing, development economics and rural sociology. As a research-oriented programme, strong emphasis is placed on acquiring methodological research skills in the fields of econometrics, marketing and social sciences. The programme also offers excursions to agribusiness enterprises, international fair trades, governmental and non-governmental organizations (check our NEWS section) There are three teaching semesters with a total of no less than fifteen modules. During the three teaching semesters, students are expected to attend a total of 15-17 modules; the last semester is dedicated to field research and writing the Master´s thesis. IARD provides excellent career perspectives in national and international governmental and non-governmental organisations and enterprises in the fields of agriculture, agribusiness and international trade. Since 2002 many of our Alumni have embarked on careers with international and national agribusiness enterprises, with organizations such as the FAO, the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), several research centres, universities and with various national governments. The M.Sc. Program "International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD)" is offered by the Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany in partnership with: University of Talca, Chile Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia The DAAD offers scholarships to applicants' from Latin-America and Caribbean (Talca Program) and from Southeast Asia (Bogor Program). Applicants from other regions have to self-finance their studies or apply to other funding institutions (Financial Aid). [-]