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AGROSMaster's Program in Agrifood Sustainability

Tuition fee €4,500 per year

Tuition fee for non-EU students who enter Italy with a study visa is based on flat rate and depends on the citizenship.
If non-EU students come from a family with limited financial resource, they can choose to have their tuition fee calculated according to their family income (from €156,00 to €3.985,00 per year).
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Application fee €35 per programme

This fee is not refundable.

More information

agrifood.cdl.unipv.it/en 

Overview

The Master’s Degree Course in Agri-food sustainability provides a solid preparation in agricultural sciences and technologies, through a multidisciplinary vision, aimed at achieving an high production, attentive to the health of environment, agricultural producers and consumers, focusing on sustainability (one health).

The course includes experimental and demonstrative activities held in the agricultural lands owned by the University and through various projects of the Lombardy Region with partner agricultural companies, both conventional and organic.

The graduate will therefore be able to plan and manage agricultural production (in particular the quality of supply chains), acquiring a broad agro-ecological knowledge that includes food market, developing and managing innovation of companies and agricultural supply chains; as well as taking into account post-production and the agri-food products’ impact on human health.

The formal approval of this program by the Italian Ministry of Education is expected by June 2022.

Programme structure

Curriculum 1: AGROECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE FARMING (ASF)
• Plant nutrition and quality of Agrifood production
• Conservation and promotion of plant genetic resources
• European Agrifood Law
• Food marketing
• Local horticultural production chains
• Agroecology and biodiversity conservation
• Sustainable grass crops, integrated productions, organic farming
• Sustainable management of water resources in agriculture
• Plant pathology
• One subject to be chosen from this list: Forests ecosystems and ecology of farming system / Forests and environmental sustainability in agriculture
• One subject to be chosen from this list: Soil conservation and precision agriculture / Soil geochemistry and precision agriculture
• One subject to be chosen from this list: Spectroscopic Methods for Food Safety / Weed systematics / Agronomic utilization of residuals / Soil microbiology / Local livestock breeds at risk of genetic erosion or extinction / Lithology and Agrifood productions / Seeds for sustainable agriculture / Soil Science
• Other activities ( for foreing students it can be “Italian language for foreign students”)
• Traineeship


Curriculum 2 : FOOD QUALITY AND NUTRITION (FNQ)
• Plant nutrition and quality of Agrifood production
• Conservation and promotion of plant genetic resources
• European Agrifood Law
• Food marketing
• Local horticultural production chains
• Agroecology and biodiversity conservation
• Sustainable grass crops
• Fundamentals of food technology
• Vegetable foods and agrochemicals for plant defence. Chemistry and Toxicology
• Integrated course of nutrition and human health
• One subject to be chosen from this list: Secondary plant metabolism and medicinal plants / Secondary plant metabolism and nutritional and nutraceutical properties of mushrooms
• One subject to be chosen from this list: Spectroscopic Methods for Food Safety / Weed systematics / Agronomic utilization of residuals / Soil microbiology / Local livestock breeds at risk of genetic erosion or extinction / Lithology and Agrifood productions / Seeds for sustainable agriculture / Soil Science
• Other activities ( for foreing students it can be “Italian language for foreign students”)
• Traineeship

Career opportunities

The degree program will allow graduates to:
• manage agricultural companies;
• carry out environmental monitoring and analysis of agro-ecosystems;
• exploit and promote local biodiversity in a sustainable way;
• use soil conservation and protection tools and techniques;
• optimize traditional techniques;
• be able to evaluate, improve and certify process and product quality also through the use of innovative methodologies.


Graduates of this master’s degree course can be hired in:
• Farms of various levels and dimensions, including in the organic sector;
• Storage and processing companies,
• Agro-food marketing companies;
• Professional consultancy for small and medium-sized enterprises;
• Social agriculture and non-profit (NGO) organizations;
• Associations and institutional bodies representing the social and productive partners or international organizations (UN, FAO, etc.).

Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
18 Sept 2023
Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application start
10 Jan 2023
Application deadline
23 Jan 2023, 23:59:59
GMT

2nd call dedicated to EU and NON-EU applicants

Studies commence
18 Sept 2023
Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application start
10 Feb 2023
Application deadline
23 Feb 2023, 23:59:59
GMT

3rd call dedicated to EU and NON-EU applicants

Studies commence
18 Sept 2023
Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application start
30 Mar 2023
Application deadline
12 Apr 2023, 23:59:59
GMT

4th call dedicated to EU and NON-EU applicants. For NON-EU applicants residing abroad it will be opened only in case of available seats on the degree course.

Studies commence
18 Sept 2023
Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application start
31 May 2023
Application deadline
8 Jun 2023, 23:59:59
GMT

5th call dedicated to EU and NON-EU applicants residing in Italy. For NON-EU applicants residing abroad it will be opened only in case of available seats on the degree course.

Studies commence
18 Sept 2023
Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
18 Sept 2023
Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application start
10 Jan 2023
Application deadline
23 Jan 2023, 23:59:59
GMT

2nd call dedicated to EU and NON-EU applicants

Studies commence
18 Sept 2023
Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application start
10 Feb 2023
Application deadline
23 Feb 2023, 23:59:59
GMT

3rd call dedicated to EU and NON-EU applicants

Studies commence
18 Sept 2023
Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application start
30 Mar 2023
Application deadline
12 Apr 2023, 23:59:59
GMT

4th call dedicated to EU and NON-EU applicants. For NON-EU applicants residing abroad it will be opened only in case of available seats on the degree course.

Studies commence
18 Sept 2023
Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application start
31 May 2023
Application deadline
8 Jun 2023, 23:59:59
GMT

5th call dedicated to EU and NON-EU applicants residing in Italy. For NON-EU applicants residing abroad it will be opened only in case of available seats on the degree course.

Studies commence
18 Sept 2023