Masters Programs in Agricultural Science

Compare 45 Masters Programs in Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science is a broad field of science that focuses on economic and social science in correspondence to the understanding of agriculture. It is a very regional science and is directly linked to local areas. With a Master in Agricultural Science, students take the first step toward a rewarding career.

Agricultural science can be linked to many other scientific disciplines, such as Biological Engineering, Environmental Science and Animal Science. If you are interested in improving the nation's crop, improving sustainability, and use and exploitation of resources, then these issues and more are examined with a Master in Agricultural Science. Students pursuing a Master in Agricultural Science will also learn about the important and fairly new field of biotechnology.

Many universities around the world offer Master in Agricultural Science programs. Below you will find Master in Agricultural Science degrees that focus on Agroecology, Forestry, Nature Management and many more! So flip through the list and see if these are of interest to you and relevant for your desired career!

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Online Master of Education (MEd) in Equestrian Education

William Woods University
Online Part time September 2017 USA Fulton

Enter the new and growing equestrian education market by earning the online Master of Education in Equestrian Education degree from William Woods University. This program will help you gain the field pedagogy skills you need to make the transition from equestrian professional to equestrian educator. While earning this degree, you will improve your instructional techniques and learn to construct effective curriculum by applying instructional... [+]

Masters in Agricultural Science. Online Master of Education (MEd) in Equestrian Education Enter the new and growing equestrian education market by earning the online Master of Education in Equestrian Education degree from William Woods University. This program will help you gain the field pedagogy skills you need to make the transition from equestrian professional to equestrian educator. While earning this degree, you will improve your instructional techniques and learn to construct effective curriculum by applying instructional theories and strategies. Program advantages The online Master of Education in Equestrian Education builds on the signature strengths of William Woods University: excellence in educating educators, a nationally ranked online education program, and a nationally recognized equestrian program. In this program, you will receive quality online instruction through the latest educational technology and collaborate with your peers in an interactive and engaging learning environment. Courses EDU 543 Teaching and Learning in the new Digital Landscape EDU 563 Applied Instructional Theories and Strategies Using Technology EDU 590 Appraisal of Student Learning EDU 547 Current Issues in Equestrian Education EDU 550 Curriculum Construction EDU 530 Improvement of Instruction EDU 562 Development of Resources for Equestrian Educational Events EDU 574 Equestrian Program Sustainability EDU 587 Equestrian Education Capstone Project Your degree at work Equestrian education is gaining momentum in the industry as employers seek academically credentialed equestrian professionals in the fields of extension service, breed and discipline, organizational leadership, undergraduate instruction, and others. A graduate degree prepares you for a position as a post-secondary teacher in this industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these positions are expected to experience an average 17% increase in employment through the next decade. Equestrian education professionals are also being sought to fill positions as youth and outreach workers to improve the quality and effectiveness of programs for early exposure to the field. Admission requirements - Completed application - Official transcripts showing degree conferred with 2.5 GPA - You must also have a curriculum vitae demonstrating proficiency in, and understanding of, equestrian experiences. This may include samples such as certifications, professional memberships, your accomplishments in the field, or a sample video. [-]

Master Ingénieur Agriculture

Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2017 France Beauvais

Nourrir la planète de manière soutenable et durable, être acteur de la transformation agricole et des transitions (énergétiques, écologiques…) : voilà les défis des ingénieurs en agriculture. [+]

Ingénieur Agriculture L’agriculture est au cœur des problématiques actuelles. Ses ingénieurs ont à répondre à des équations désormais fondamentales pour l’avenir de notre monde. Comment nourrir les 3 milliards d’humains supplémentaires de 2050 avec une eau de plus en plus rare, un climat de plus en plus incertain, de moins en moins d’engrais et de pesticides, mais aussi sans croissance des surfaces agricoles ? Comment produire la biomasse apte à compenser, du moins en partie, la raréfaction des énergies fossiles, dans le domaine de l’énergie (biocarburants), de la chimie verte, que des biomatériaux ? Comment protéger une planète aujourd’hui fragilisée en limitant la pollution et en prévenant les risques environnementaux ? Par sa formation de base très polyvalente, l’ingénieur en Agriculture est notamment en mesure d’être, en France comme à l’étranger : Spécialiste en agroécologie, sols, eau et territoires Il est un véritable expert des enjeux environnementaux liés à la gestion de l’eau dans les milieux cultivés. Spécialiste de l’agroalimentaire Il est capable de superviser la gestion de la production des aliments, tant au niveau qualité qu’en logistique. Spécialiste des productions animales Il est dédié à l’amélioration des races d’élevage, attentif à leur bien-être et à leur développement, ou responsable de l’étude et de la fabrication des aliments pour animaux. Spécialiste des productions végétales Il est amené à optimiser l’espace agricole dans le souci du développement durable, pour la production alimentaire et la production de la biomasse à visée non alimentaire. Spécialiste des sciences de l’entreprise Il est apte à gérer une exploitation, à mettre en œuvre tous les services professionnels dédiés à l’agriculture (banque, études, conseil) ou à s’investir dans le marketing de l’agroalimentaire, la grande distribution, l’agrofourniture, les services… Pourquoi devenir Ingénieur en Agriculture? Nourrir la planète de manière soutenable et durable, être acteur de la transformation agricole et des transitions (énergétiques, écologiques…) : voilà les défis des ingénieurs en agriculture. En suivant cette formation, vous développerez des compétences multiples fondées sur des fondamentaux théoriques et techniques, et la capacité à innover pour répondre à ces enjeux planétaires. Dès la première année, vous vous construirez une culture globale et opérationnelle intégrant les problématiques agricoles, environnementales et de l’industrie agroalimentaire. En plaçant l’innovation au cœur de ce cursus intégré de 5 ans, nous vous donnons les moyens de devenir des entrepreneurs et professionnels capables de placer la technologie au cœur de l’agriculture moderne. [-]

MPhil Aquaculture

University Of Cape Coast
Campus 1 year September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme is of two years duration, comprising coursework in the first year and thesis research in the second year. [+]

Masters in Agricultural Science. The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme is of two years duration, comprising coursework in the first year and thesis research in the second year. Admission Requirements : Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with a Second Class Lower Division or higher OR Bachelor's degree in Fisheries related course with a Second Class Lower Division or higher In addition, candidates must pass an oral interview Specific requirements for graduation: The course work assessment during the first year is based on assignments, reports from practical work as well as quizzes. These form 40% of the total exam mark. The End of Semester examinations constitute 60% of the total mark. A thesis research in the second year will starts after successfully completing the course work. Departmental seminar presentations are held to ascertain students’ progress and to allow faculty and other students make relevant inputs. The thesis is subjected to both external and internal review after submission by the student. If successful, an oral examination (viva) is held for the student. Upon successful defence, the department then recommends to the School of Graduate Studies to consider awarding the candidate for an award of MPhil degree in Aquaculture. Level 500 [-]

Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. [+]

About the Program The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. Program of Study Graduate students in the MPS in Dairy Products Technology program are required to complete a prescribed course of study designed to give them an understanding of dairy science and manufacturing, industry structure, unit operations, sanitation, quality control, and regulatory requirements. In addition, students will develop the leadership skills and experience needed to manage and guide teams in a dairy processing environment. Three quarters of on-campus course work are followed by a one-quarter internship related to dairy foods manufacturing. To graduate with the MPS in Dairy Products Technology, students must then pass a comprehensive examination. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Dairy Products Technology program is designed to prepare students with analytical and critical thinking skills for careers in supervision or management at large-scale dairy processing operations. The MPS is not a research program. Many of our students have minimal exposure to dairy science but have exhibited an interest in dairy and have demonstrated management potential. The MPS is a one-year graduate degree program. Our objective is to train managers rather than career scientists. We provide our students with nine months of intensive coursework in dairy science, on campus in San Luis Obispo, and then match students with our industry partners for a three-month paid internship. The MPS is a non-thesis masters degree program. Students must pass an oral examination to graduate. Graduates of the MPS program might begin their careers on the processing floor or within departments such as Research and Development, Sensory Evaluation, or Quality Assurance, but their ultimate roles will likely be supervisory. Employers might rotate our graduates through a variety of departments and business units to help them gain an understanding of the organization as a whole. For graduates of our program, technical skills and knowledge will be important early in their careers, but over time, "people skills" and leadership abilities will play an increasingly important role. If your goal is to develop a career as a scientist focused on research and development, food safety, sensory evaluation, or quality assurance, you might instead consider Cal Poly's excellent MS in Agriculture program with specialization in Dairy Products Technology. The MS is a more traditional research-focused program that culminates with a thesis project. Admission Requirements A Bachelor's degree obtained in a field with substantial analytical and critical thinking, such as an engineering discipline, chemistry, physics, biology, or other scientific or agricultural discipline is preferred. At a minimum, applicants must have completed at least one year each of college-level chemistry and biology. Questions about academic requirements should be directed to Program Manager Tom Johnson at 970-215-3459 or tjohns47@calpoly.edu. Those who do not possess a Bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing system (IELTS) exam. The TOEFL must have been taken within the last two years with a minimum score of 550 (paper version), 213 (computerized version), or 80 (internet-based). The minimum score for the IELTS is 6.0. Completed applications must include the following: A formal application made through CSUMentor (online or using a downloaded application form). See the CSUMentor Application Instructions for a detailed guide on how to apply. In addition to your CSUMentor application, you must establish an Interfolio account following this Interfolio Link 30539. Interfolio is the online provider that we use for prospective students to create an ePortfolio. Through Interfolio, upload your unofficial transcripts and self-reported GRE scores. Official transcripts from ALL colleges previously attended (except Cal Poly), should be sent directly from your university to Cal Poly's Admissions Office. Your official GRE scores should be sent to Cal Poly's Admissions office. Scores may also be sent directly to Cal Poly using institution code 4038. A minimum of two letters of recommendation (three are recommended) from faculty members or professional references on institutional/company letterhead, addressed to: Thomas W. Johnson, Program Manager, Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0358. Interfolio will provide instructions to help your references upload their letters of recommendation directly to Interfolio. See the ePortfolio Guidelines document for a detailed walkthrough of the Interfolio application process. International applicants, including anyone who would attend Cal Poly while in the U.S. under a non-immigrant visa, must also submit results of the TOEFL test taken within the past two years. The TOEFL results must be directed to institution code 4038. Go to Cal Poly's TOEFL website for additional TOEFL instructions. Curriculum The MPS in Dairy Products Technology program prepares students for managerial and supervisory roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This one-year program includes training in applications of dairy ingredients, plant operations, manufacturing processes, dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, sensory evaluation, and other areas critical to the dairy processing sector. In addition, the program emphasizes leadership training through special study and group/team collaboration. Program Learning Objectives Students who successfully complete the twelve-month curriculum and graduate with the degree of Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology: Have obtained mastery of the technical foundation knowledge necessary to enter a management role in large-scale global dairy foods manufacturing organizations, including: Chemistry, biochemistry and the chemical changes that occur in dairy foods induced by processing Analytical chemistry and instrumentation Microbiology and its roles in both food processing and food safety Dairy foods ingredient functionality Food safety, quality assurance and control Sanitary design and cleaning Raw materials receiving and control Food laws and regulations Food sensory evaluation and process quality Unit operations in dairy food processing Can employ leadership principles and recognize leadership's role in management. Are able to use critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems, evaluate alternatives and predict outcomes in a large dairy food production environment. Have developed a strong awareness of the dairy foods industry's place in society and can apply that awareness to formulate plans that benefit their company and society. [-]

Master in Agricultural Engineering

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The Master study programme of Agricultural Engineering offers two specialisation options: Automotive Engineering and Power Engineering. The programme includes the study courses: Research and Engineering science, Computerized Measurement Systems, Logistics, Transport Management and Logistics, Automobile Construction Technology, Traffic Management and Modelling, Alternative Fuels and Oils, Intellectual Technologies and systems, etc. [+]

Masters in Agricultural Science. The Master study programme of Agricultural Engineering offers two specialisation options: Automotive Engineering and Power Engineering. The programme includes the study courses: Research and Engineering science, Computerized Measurement Systems, Logistics, Transport Management and Logistics, Automobile Construction Technology, Traffic Management and Modelling, Alternative Fuels and Oils, Intellectual Technologies and systems, etc. The study programme is completed with the elaboration of the Master thesis envisaging analytical and experimental research. Experiments are performed in up-dated laboratories at the Faculty of Engineering using modern research methods and equipment. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics or Physics; Engineer qualification (higher professional education) eligible for studies at the Master study programme in engineering or computer sciences. English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in state-owned or private companies of agricultural machinery, autotransport, energy supply and machine building. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral study programme in universities in Latvia or abroad. Why Latvia University of Agriculture? WORLDWIDE RECOGNISED DIPLOMA – diploma supplement acknowledged by the European Commission. Graduates can continue studies or work all over the world. ADVANCED FACILITIES – modern laboratory equipment, comfortable dormitories, studies in an outstanding architectural monument – the Jelgava Palace. REASONABLE COSTS – be smart and spend less by studying at LLU! ADVANTAGEOUS GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION – major European cities can be conveniently reached by bus, airplane or ferry. GREEN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT – a great way to experience Latvian culture. Despite variety of many different national and international events, Jelgava is a very safe city for everyone. STUDENT LIFE – well-balanced studies and cultural life, a wide variety of sports activities for free. Gain international experience by using international exchange opportunities! [-]

Master In Agriculture Sciences (15 Month Internship Program With Stipend)

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
Campus Full time 15 months February 2017 Spain Cartagena

This Master program's main objective is to train researchers in the field of agricultural and food development. All current indicators show that an increase in the critical mass of researchers in this area in the EU is necessary; although agriculture, from the production stage to processing and manufacturing has a very broad field in which you can research and innovation, there are certain horizontal working tools that allow train students with excellent technical capabilities and application to areas as varied as the environment, animal and plant genetics and improvement, food processing or pest control. These facts have led us to formulate a Master's program has four distinct modules, one of methodological courses and three fundamental courses. [+]

The Master program of Advanced Techniques in Research and Agricultural Development and Food intends to start university students in research in this field. The program is based, on the one hand, the research conducted at the School of Agricultural Engineering and secondly, in the technological development of the Spanish agriculture and food sector. This Master program's main objective is to train researchers in the field of agricultural and food development, as all current indicators show that an increase in the critical mass of researchers in this area in the EU is necessary; although agriculture, from the production stage to processing and manufacturing has a very broad field in which you can research and innovation, there are certain horizontal working tools that allow train students with excellent technical capabilities and application to areas as varied as the environment, animal and plant genetics and improvement, food processing or pest control. These facts have led us to formulate a Master's program has four distinct modules, one of methodological courses and three fundamental courses. Students carry out the proposed Master program must become academics in research and development in the agricultural and food sector. JUSTIFICATION The official Master in Advanced Techniques in Research and Agricultural Development and Food (TAIDA) is a response to the demands of society in knowledge and training in emerging technologies that improve and optimize production and food quality at all stages of development and marketing through efficient use of resources while minimizing environmental impact. The main areas of specialization are TAIDA food technology, food biotechnology, crop production and soil management and recovery. Currently, the food industry has high demand for technicians and researchers specialized in production research and industry remains an important source of employment for their specialization. The program is based, on the one hand, the research conducted at the School of Agricultural Engineering and secondly, in the technological development of the Spanish agriculture and food sector. All current indicators show that an increase in the critical mass of researchers in this area in the EU is necessary; Although agriculture, from the production stage to processing and manufacturing has a very broad field in which you can research and innovation, there are certain horizontal working tools that allow train students with excellent technical capabilities and application to areas as varied as the environment, animal and plant genetics and improvement, food processing or pest control. These facts have led us to formulate a Master's program has four distinct modules, one of methodological courses and three fundamental courses. OBJECTIVES This Master program's main objective is to train researchers in the field of agricultural development in any point of the production chain. To train recent graduates who want to supplement their training to join occupationally to the food sector, with the title of University Masters in Advanced Techniques in Food and Agricultural Research and Development. To train professionals who want to increase their expertise and learn about the latest developments in the various emerging productive technologies and eco-innovative. To train recent graduates who want to enter these new technologies to further deepen them dedicated to research and development (R & D) within innovative companies, or eventually advance to the completion of a doctoral thesis in the program PhD in TAIDA currently offer in the UPCT in accordance with this master. Recommended profile entry The profile for those students who will begin studies this degree should include the following knowledge and skills: Competences linked to those degrees that qualify for the practice of the profession of agronomist and Agricultural Technical Engineer, Forestry and Forest Engineer, Degree in Biology, Bachelor in Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, Bachelor of Science and Food Technology, Bachelor Environmental Science, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Bachelor of Biochemistry, Diploma in Nutrition or their corresponding Bachelor and Master and their related degrees in, particularly Latin American foreign countries. Critical attitude and analytical skills for decision-making. Capacity planning and organization, teamwork and motivation for self-learning in the field of technical education. Interest in developing a research activity in the food sector. In the case where the number of candidates exceeds that of places, admission will be attending as a priority to the academic record of the applicant and, secondly, having completed one of the qualifications listed above profile. The average grade of the student's transcript shall be obtained according to the procedure set out in the "Guidelines on the calculation of the average mark of the transcripts of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena" CAREER AND RELATED DOCTORATES At the end of your studies you can work in companies, public administration, universities, training and research, or as a freelancer through the free exercise of the profession. It is also possible to directly access the PhD in Advanced Techniques in Research for the 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and verified according to Royal Decree RD99 courses / 2011.nd Agricultural Development and Food, distinguished with a mention towards excellence by the Ministry of Education. [-]

Masters In Management Of Wildlife And Its Habitats

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. [+]

Masters in Agricultural Science. The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. Research projects are carried out in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology. Program Structure The MA in management of wildlife and its habitats allows for a research project (27 credits memory) to deepen his knowledge in an area of ​​specialization in the field of biology. The program also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research areas Fish and Wildlife Population dynamics, use of the environment and trophic relationships trophic dynamics of the Canadian Arctic tundra Ecology of animal communities and studies of reproductive strategies of animals Impacts of climate change on wildlife and trophic dynamics of Arctic tundra and boreal forest Conservation of vulnerable or endangered species Ecology, physiology and behavior of birds Effect of human change and conservation of bird marine habitats Ecology of marine bivalve populations Ocean protection Analysis methods in ecology data Ecology microscopic organisms sediment Transfer of the organic material from the water column and sediment evolutionary biology Evolution of living and fossil lower vertebrates environmental stress on larval development of the fish Paléoichtyologie, paleoecology and paleoenvironmental reconstruction forest ecology Sustainable Forest Management Disturbance ecology and forest regeneration Impacts of disturbances and climate change on boreal forest History of vegetation and sedimentation in floodplains Impact of the severity and frequency of fires on forests Long-term impact of logging on biodiversity Ecophysiology and molecular ecology Coadaptations and evolution of mitochondrial genomes and nuclear Adaptations and evolution of animal energy metabolism Aquaculture (genetics, nutrition, conditioning) Genetics Arctic shellfish populations Conservation genetics Nordicity an axis of excellence in research at UQAR UQAR is dedicated to the study of the Far North and low cold latitudes, known as the nordicity. This research brings together researchers interested in northern environments from an interdisciplinary perspective around closely complementary disciplines, including biology, ecology, chemistry and geography, human or physical, cold environments. Their research aims to better understand the functioning of continental environments in cold climates, so as to meet the major challenges in the field of conservation and sustainable management. The evolution of continental northern environments in the context of global change and relations between Northern environments and human societies are among the prominent issues. OBJECTIVES The fauna of the MA in Management program and its habitats aims to train scientists with a global and interdisciplinary vision of the field of wildlife management and habitat and able to conduct research in this area, so enlarge the scope for improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. It also aims to train professional and professionals with a multidisciplinary approach that can effectively contribute to the decision making in the wildlife management area and its habitats, both operationally and strategically. The specific objectives cover the acquisition of knowledge and development of skills and competencies. Some others are socio-economic. Regarding the acquisition of knowledge, it aims to: deepen the knowledge acquired in the first cycle; acquire relevant knowledge in the main disciplines on wildlife management and habitat and that, compared to the reality of Quebec; acquire appropriate methodologies for research in areas of knowledge (1). Regarding the development of skills and competencies, it aims to: will empower the scientific analysis of various aspects of integrated management and management of wildlife resources and their habitats; develop a comprehensive and multidisciplinary critical thinking with regard to the issue of management of wildlife and its habitats; develop analysis and synthesis skills associated with a wildlife management issue and their habitats; gradually become master of his learning and his self in order to more easily adapt to changes that can alter the course of his career; develop capacity to work effectively as a team in a multidisciplinary context; complete his undergraduate education through the development of research skills; prepare for postgraduate studies. socio-economic objectives: apply the general principles of the management of wildlife resources and their habitats for the socio-economic reality and to sustainable development; The normal duration of the program for a student or a full-time student is two years or six quarters; its maximum duration is three years. After this period, the student or the student must have completed all program requirements. [-]

Master in AAP (AAP Special Course)

Ehime University
Campus Full time 5 years October 2017 Japan Matsuyama

In this era of global population explosion, climate change, destruction of both environment and diversity of species, all of which are closely related to agricultural science and technology, this program has been established to foster global leaders to contribute to bio-industry in harmony with the environment, effectively utilizing the regional characteristics of the Shikoku area as an academic research field. [+]

A Special Course for International Students from Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Rim Offered by the Shikoku International Student Education Consortium The Graduate Schools of Agriculture of Ehime University, Kagawa University and Kochi University The Shikoku International Student Education Consortium (SISEC), has been established under an integrated concept shared by the three graduate schools of agriculture of Ehime, Kagawa and Kochi Universities, on Shikoku, one of the four main islands of Japan. The SISEC offers a Special 5-year Course for International Students from Asian, African, and Pacific Rim countries (AAP Special Course). The program and application procedures are explained below. PROGRAM GOALS In this era of global population explosion, climate change, destruction of both environment and diversity of species, all of which are closely related to agricultural science and technology, this program has been established to foster global leaders to contribute to bio-industry in harmony with the environment, effectively utilizing the regional characteristics of the Shikoku area as an academic research field. ACADEMIC PLAN (1) The AAP Special course is a five-year continuous education program composed of master and doctoral courses. After completion of all the requirements in the first two-year master’s course, a student will be awarded a master’s degree from the university where he/she was located. (The requirements include 30 credits from the AAP special course curriculum, an approved master’s thesis and a passing grade on the final examination.) Students are expected to continue their studies in the doctoral course (three years) of the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University. Students will be awarded doctoral degrees after completion of all requirements, which include having their doctoral dissertation approved and passing the final examination. (2) This system enables students to create a curriculum that corresponds to their own needs. With the help of academic advisors, students can select from over 130 classes to develop their own unique program. (3) All classes and research instruction are given in English, however all students are required to take a two-week intensive 'Survival Japanese' class after entering the program in order to learn enough Japanese for daily life and, if desired, students may take other Japanese language classes. FIELD OF STUDY Applicants should choose a field of study related to that of their prospective academic adviser (please refer to the list provided in this outline). The applicant must contact and consult with the prospective academic advisor about the field of study before applying. RESEARCH FIELDS OF AAP PROGRAM IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE, EHIME UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FIELDS OF AAP PROGRAM IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE, KAGAWA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FIELDS OF AAP PROGRAM IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE, KOCHI UNIVERSITY Studies on environmental effects of photosynthetic function,mass transport, matter production and yield of crops. Developmental physiology and production system of fruit crops Applied entomology Ecological and Physiological Study of Fruit Trees Horticultural utilization of native resources in pomology Crop science Studies on the feeding regulatory mechanism based on the animal nutrition, animal behavior for efficient animal production. Reproductive physiology of fruit trees Genetics and breeding in rice Plant-Pathogen interactions OR Molecular Biology and Plant immunity Development regulation of vegetable crops Tropical fruit science Systematics of insects, conservation of biodiversity Ecophysiology on yield determination of field crops Ecology of spider mites and insects Molecular biology of plant immunity, plant biotechnology Physiological and molecular biological analysis on plant functions and utilization of plant resources Tropical ornamental plant science Studies on Soil Science and Soil Management Technology for the Sustainable Agriculture with Local Biological and Ecological ResourcesS Genetic resources in floriculture Tropical vegetable crop science Measurement and diagnosis are studied using image processing and expert systems in respect of the growth of the plant in plant factory and greenhouse. And, network utilization of this information is also studied. Effect of light quality on plant growth and morphogenesis Biological and environmental systems Researches on the green amenity defined as the effect of plants on human comfort and the environment control in greenhouse Genetic improvement and environmental control of pigmentation and coloration in horticutural plants Food production process engineering Our research interests are plant water-relations and mass spectrometry in plant cells, i.e., physics, chemistry, mathematics, thermodynamics and engineering Physiological and molecular aspects of postharvest changes in ornamentals and vegetables Applied meteorology Economical studies on management and preservation of agricultural land Farm Management, Food policy Plant molecular ecology Comparative study on livelihood and its transformation maritime world. Agricultural Policy; Agricultural Marketing; Environmental and Resource Economics Sustainable forest operations and environmental protection Study of the marketing system and price mechanism of farm products, agricultural and life materials by economic, technical and political methodologies. Plant cellular and developmental physiology in vitro Forest tree ecophysiology The principles of agricultural and environmental economics, sustainable agriculture and agribusiness. Molecular elucidation on mechanisms of pathogenicity and plant defense systems Forest engineering Studies of many issues to occur in the marine products industry and a fishery area by general viewpoints of sociology and cultural anthropology. Plant-microbe interaction in legume plant Forest Product Science Studies of sustainable development in the marine products industry and coastal zone by mainly viewpoints of economics, management and marketing theories. Biochemisty and molecular biology on stress responses and tolerances of higher plants. Chemistry of woody material utilization Study on the role and function of agricultural cooperatives in regional agriculture. Biotic and abiotic stress signal transduction in plants Marine environmental science Synthesis of useful organic compounds using natural resource. Signal transduction on plant-microbe interaction Early life history of fish Investigation of bio-functional substances by using animal cell technology and molecular biological techniques for human health. Molecular genetics and breeding in rice Fish immunology and virology Biochemical and molecular biological studies on protein transport, transport proteins, and molecular chaperones Molecular biology and biochemistry of mushrooms. Fish genetics and breeding science Molecular biology of membrane proteins Molecular biology and biochemistry of extremophiles. Marine ecology Molecular population genetics and evolutionary genetics of forest trees and the related organisms. Molecular biology and biochemistry of mushrooms Coastal ecology Basic theory of the biological process in forests and development of techniques for conservation and sustainable use of forest resources Molecular biology of sugar related enzyme genes.Production of rare sugars using microbial and enzymatic reactions Fish physiology and endocrinology Various enhancements of wood properties and system development of forest resources for sustainable use. Applied microbiology and enzymology for production of rare sugars. Production of rare sugars using bioreactor system Food science and nutrition Various enhancements of wood properties and system development of forest resources for sustainable use. Functional analysis of the Golgi apparatus and its application to protein production Fish physiology and biochemistry Studies on plant species diversity and coexistence in terms of biological processes and stoichiometry. Rheological properties and texture of foods, and preparation of nano-emulsions for food system Post-harvest science and technology of fish Measurement, monitoring and planning of forest resources and functions. Soil environmental science Biotechnology for marine animals Turbulent transfer within and above a vegetation canopy, Impacts of elevated CO2 (FACE) or global warming on stomatal response, transpiration and photosynthesis. Development and application of immunological methods for mycotoxins, and toxicicolgy and human exposure of mycotoxins Environmental facility engineering Researches on wastewater treatment and reuse for agricultural land andphosphorous recovery from wastes. Chemistry and molecular nutrition of functional foods including coloring materials and flavor substances Landslide engineering Characteristics of coastal shallow water ecosystem; effects of anthropogenic chemicals to marine organisms; ecological conservation of shallow water ecosystem. Food engineering encapsulation,Spray drying,Functional food powder Geotechnical engineering Ecotoxicological effects and risk assessment of environmental pollutants including endocrine-disrupting chemicals in a variety of wild and model animals. Biochemical research of food proteins Water environmental engineering Conservation genetic resources of Fish. Physicochemical properties and industrial applications of various types of colloidal systems Environmental water purification engineering Molecular mechanisms of fish spermatogenesis and oogenesis and artificial manipulation of fish reproduction. Organic chemistry, biosynthesis, and bioactivity of wood components, and woody biomass utilization Plant environmental science Investigation on development of earth-friendly and sustainable aquaculture systems including physiological, molecular biological and ecological studies Organic chemistry, biosynthesis, and bioactivity of wood components, and woody biomass utilization. Soil environmental science Horizontal gene transfer in microbial community. Resistance of microbes to metals and antibiotics. Degradation and utilization of proteins by bacteria in marine ecosystem. Allelopathy and plant biochemisty Soil ecology Decontamination of water and soils; Surface and structural chemistry of clay minerals and zeolites. Bioorganic chemistry of functional organic compounds Plant nutrition Environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology on persistent toxic substances and waste treatment and material cycle sciences Biologically active natural products and their mechanisms of action Tropical bioengineering NA Biogeochemical studies on the material cycling in the aquatic ecosystem Advanced chemical ecology NA Standing stock and productivity of phytoplankton in coastal sea, and the behavior of biophilic element Microbiology of extreme environments NA Ecology and behavior of ant Microbial molecular genetics NA Material cycle of biophilic elements and dynamics of microalgae Biointeraction chemistry NA Chemical and biological processes in coastal ecosystems Processing of tropical crops NA NA Food Science NA NAs Food Functional Chemistry NA NA Animal resources technology NA NA Plant bacterial pathology NA NA Plant pathology NA NA Reproductive biology NA NA Rural resource management. NA NA Environmental anthropolory. Qualifications (1) Eligibility: Foreign nationals living abroad or in Japan that wish to pursue graduate study. (2) Nationality: Those Citizens of countries in Asia, Africa and the Pacific Rim (including the Russian Federation) which that have diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. (3) Age: There is no age restriction, as long as the academic requirements are fulfilled. (4) Academic Career: Those who met one of the qualifications below: Have graduated from a Japanese university or have academic ability equal or superior to that of a university graduate. Have completed or will complete a 16-year school curriculum in a foreign country. Have completed a 15-year school curriculum in a foreign country, and who have been recognized by the SISEC to have obtained the prescribed units with first-class honors. (5) Health: Applicant must be physically and mentally healthy enough to pursue study at university. (6) Language: Can speak, read and write well in English. (7) Visa Requirement: If selected, the applicant will be required to acquire a “College Student, (ryuugaku)” visa prior to coming to Japan. Note 1: Military personnel and civilian employees in the armed forces are not eligible. Note 2: Those who do not arrive in Japan by the designated time are not eligible. Note 3: If an applicant should apply as a prospective university graduate and fail to graduate from his/her university by September, 2016, his/her enrollment shall be cancelled. Note 4: Applicants for the “Master’s Degree and Internship Program of the African Business Education Initiative for the Youth (ABE Initiative)” or “Pacific Leader’s Education Assistance for Development of State(Pacific-LEADS)’’ must also satisfy the additional requirements of the ABE Initiative program. Date of Enrollment From October, 2017 The application will be available at the end of March 2017, so there is time to make contact with the professor with whom you wish to study. [-]

Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Umeå

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally... [+]

Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

 

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The programme is based upon a set of coordinated courses which together amount to 80 credits (120 ECTS credits) spread over two years. Up-to-date knowledge is provided about plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This is applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics. The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) which together form the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.... [-]


MSc in Food Engineering

Szent István University, Faculty of Food Science
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

Aim of the master’s degree program, professional competences to be acquired: The aim of the master’s degree program is to train food engineers who know and apply the [+]

Majors in the degree: - Food Biotechnology - Process Engineering in the Food Industry - Postharvest and Logistics in the Food Trade - Technology and Product Development in the Food Industry - Vintage Master Length of program: - number of terms: 4 terms - number of credits required for obtaining degree: 120 Degree programs accepted as prerequisites for admission to the master’s degree program: Degree programs that can be accepted with full credit: - agricultural field: BSc in Food Engineering; - technical field: BSc in Bioengineering, BSc in Chemical Engineering. Aim of the program Aim of the master’s degree program, professional competences to be acquired: The aim of the master’s degree program is to train food engineers who know and apply the latest scientific knowledge of the special field, and are also familiar with the various fields of natural and technical sciences. The graduates will be able to apply the acquired professional knowledge in a creative way in the different branches of the food industry. Having the knowledge acquired in the master’s degree program, they will be able to participate in further major training programs, or continue their studies in a doctoral (PhD) program. Practical Training Centre helping the education: - Operational technology practice plant – to teach the basic operations of food production - Operational practice unit for fermentation – to teach technologies for the distilling industry and fermentation - Sensory Laboratory - Demonstration cellars in Budafoki Road and Menesi Road – to teach wine-production technologies - Pilot plant for processing food – to teach operational elements of food preservation technologies - Pilot beer plant – to teach the technology for beer making Graduated student’s options: The students of the master’s degree program initially can join in the work of the following scientific workshops in the fields of food engineering, food science, and food business: - Automation, food industry and environmental operations - Strategic development in the food trade - Analytics and quality assurance in the food industry - Technologies and new preservation procedures in the food industry - Procedures of the fermentation industry - Microbiology, biotechnology, and food safety For more information, please visit our website: http://www.uni-corvinus.hu/index.php?id=57853 [-]

CBU Master in Forestry

University of Eastern Finland
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Russia St. Petersburg Moscow Petrozavodsk Finland Joensuu + 4 more

CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims... [+]

CBU Master in Forestry

 

CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims to promote the ecologically and socially sustainable use of nature resources. As well as teaching based on high level scientific research the aim of this programme is to develop student's cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments.This programme is designed for students, who already have their Bachelor's or comparable degree, recognised by the university. The working language is English, and the studies are made both in Finland and Russia. The extent of these two-year long studies is 120 ECTS points. The programme has been fully implemented since autumn 2007.... [-]


Faculty of Agriculture

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2017 Nigeria Enugu

The National Universities Commission (NUC), as a regulatory agency for University Education in Nigeria, has as parts of its mandate, the definition and maintenance of academic standards. [+]

Faculty of Agriculture Agricultural Economics and Extension Introduction The National Universities Commission (NUC), as a regulatory agency for University Education in Nigeria, has as parts of its mandate, the definition and maintenance of academic standards. The Commission has in the past organized the development of Minimum Academic Standards and subsequently, accreditation for all approved undergraduate programmes offered in Nigerian Universities. For postgraduate programmes, NUC has concluded the process of developing benchmarks and minimum academic standards as a follow up to the success recorded in the undergraduate programmes. These Benchmarks and Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) for postgraduate programmes in Agricultural Sciences are to facilitate accreditation of the programmes in Nigerian Universities. The benchmarks describe the minimum requirements each University is to attain. Individual Universities may modify them provided they do not go below the minimum benchmarks. Programmes Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology Agricultural Economics Animal Science & Production Fisheries and Aquaculture Agronomy/ Crop Science/Crop Production/Plant Science Science and Technology Land and Water Management Soil Sciences, Land and water Management. Philosophy The philosophy of the postgraduate programmes in agricultural and related disciplines is to develop highly skilled manpower for the agricultural and other sectors of the economy. The programmes will equally produce competent scientists and researchers for Universities and Research Centers as well as make the public and private sectors able to compete globally and to act as change agents within the Nigerian economy. Aims and Objectives The postgraduate programmes in Agriculture are aimed at: Producing persons with advanced knowledge and skills in agricultural science and related disciplines; Exposing professionals in related disciplines to knowledge, skills and practices of modern agriculture; Providing training in specific aspects of agricultural sciences; Providing advanced professional training for graduate employees of industry, the public service or in self-employment; Equipping students with research skills through the conduct of supervised research, seminar presentations, project and thesis preparation; Providing training for those whose future careers lie in teaching and research at the tertiary level and in research and development in the public and private sectors. Agronomy and Ecological Management Postgraduate Programmes in Soil Science and Ecological Management/Crop Science and Forestry Management Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) In Soil Science and Ecological Management/Crop Science and Forestry Management Philosophy The philosophy of the postgraduate diploma programme in soil science and ecological management/crop science and forestry management is to provide postgraduate training in these (fields) for Higher National Diploma Graduate of Agriculture, professionals wishing to convert to agriculture and recent graduates of Agriculture who otherwise would not qualify for admission into the Masters Degree Programmes in these fields. Aims and Objectives The Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Soil Science and Ecological Management/Crop Science and Forestry Management is aimed at: Production persons with advanced knowledge and skills in this field. Exposing professional in related fields to knowledge, skills and practiced of the above disciplines Provide training in specific aspects of these disciplines Admission Requirements Candidates Seeking admission for postgraduate Diploma in Soil Science and Ecological Management/Crop Science and Forestry Management must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institutions: Higher National Diploma in Agriculture with minimum of lower credit. Minimum of pass Degree at bachelor's level in Agriculture plus a minimum of five years cognate experience. Minimum of pass in Higher National Diploma plus ten (10) years cognate experience. Duration of Postgraduate Diploma Programmes The full time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum duration of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four (4) semesters. The part-time Postgraduate Diploma programme shall run for a minimum duration of four(4) semesters and maximum of six(6) semesters. Animal Science and Fisheries Management Introduction There is established for the profession of Animal Science an institute known as the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Act No 26 of 2007). NIAS is the regulatory body for Animal Science practice and has powers to regulate all issues pertaining to Animal husbandry practice and standard of training. In fulfillment of this mandate therefore, only candidates that are registerable with the Institute can be admitted for post-graduated training in Animal Science. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Science Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Fisheries Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Animal Science Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Fisheries Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Animal Science Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Fisheries. Philosophy The philosophy of the postgraduate programme in Animal/Fisheries Science is to develop highly skilled man power for the livestock and fisheries sectors of the economy. The programmes will equally produce competent scientists and researchers for Universities and Research Centers as well as make the public and private sectors able to compete globally and to act s change agents within the Nigerian economy. Aims and Objectives The postgraduate programmes in Animal/Fisheries Science and Management are aimed at: Producing persons with advanced knowledge and skills in Animal Science and Fisheries. Exposing professions in related discipline to knowledge, skills and practices of modern Animal Agriculture. Providing training in specific aspects of Animal/Fisheries Sciences Providing advanced professional training for graduate employees of industry, the public service or in self-employment. Equipping students with research skills through the conduct of supervised research, seminar presentations, project and thesis preparation. Providing training for those whose future careers lie in teaching and research at the tertiary level and in research and development in the public and private sectors. PostGraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Science This programme is design to serves as a remedial course for holders of a B. Agriculture (Animal Science ) with a FCGPA of less than 2.40. Aims and Objectives The Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Animal Science is aimed at: Producing persons with advanced knowledge and skills in basic and applied animal science. Providing training in specific aspects of animal production/animal science. Admission Requirements The criteria for admission into the PGD programme will be as follows: Matriculation requirement of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, including Mathematics and English Language. A 3rd class degree in Animal Production/Animal Science, or a Pass degree with minimum of 5 years cognate experience. Mode and Duration of Study The Full-time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum duration of two (2) semesters and maximum of four (4) semesters. The Part-time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum duration of four (4) semesters and maximum of six (6) semesters. Food Science & Technology Programmes Offered Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Food Science and Technology Academic Master's Degree in Food Science and Technology (M.Sc.) Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in Food Science and Technology PostGraduate Diploma in Food Science Philosophy The philosophy of the postgraduate diploma programme in Food Sciences and Technology is to provide postgraduate training in Food Science and Technology Higher National Diploma graduates of Agriculture, and recent graduates of agriculture who otherwise would not quality for admission into Maters Degree Programmes in Food Science and Technology. Aims and Objectives The postgraduate Diploma Programme in Food Science and Technology is aimed at: Producing persons with advanced knowledge and skills in food science and technology Exposing non-agricultural professionals to knowledge, skills and practice of food science and technology Providing training in specific aspects of food science and technology Admission Requirements Candidates seeking admission for Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institutions: Higher National Diploma in Agriculture with a minimum of upper credit. Minimum of pass Degree at Bachelor's level with five (5) years cognate experience. Minimum of pass in Higher National Diploma plus ten (10) years cognate experience. Duration of Postgraduate Diploma Programmes The full - time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum duration of two (2) semesters and maximum of four (4) semesters. The part - time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum duration of four (4) semesters and maximum of six (6) semesters. [-]

MA In Sustainable Management Of Forest Ecosystems

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme

[..] This multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. [+]

Masters in Agricultural Science. The management of forest ecosystems in specialized workers involved in the definition, management and resolution of problems of various kinds in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development. They provide ecosystem management and sustainable forest planning taking into account, in their principles and practices of management, multiple user needs, the demands of interest groups, the land use objectives and protection of forest ecosystems . In this perspective, this multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Thanks to active teaching methods that integrate ecological, economic and sociological, students will develop their ability to define, manage and solve complex problems. After their training, they will master the concepts and interdisciplinary skills to deliver sustainable forest development projects, develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches to resources and evaluate the services offered ecosystems. FEATURES The professional master is for candidates who have training is in biology, environment, geography, social sciences, economics or planning. This multidisciplinary program trains qualified professionals in sustainable management of forest ecosystems combining uniquely a set of active teaching methods and integrating the ecological, economic and sociological problems to solve. At the end of their training, graduates will be able to offer sustainable forestry development projects, to develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches and resources to evaluate the services that 'ecosystems provide. Building on the mastery of skills, this diverse roster includes distance learning and classroom courses in several regions of Quebec as well as placements practice. Students have the opportunity to meet key players who live daily the problems of the forest world. Several research units are associated with this program: Forest Study Centre NSERC Industrial Chair-UQAT-UQAM in Sustainable Forest Management Institute of Sciences of the temperate forest The MA in sustainable ecosystem management is offered in partnership with two other universities, UQAM and UQAT. This collaboration is an excellent way to have access to wider expertise in the field of forestry. Because of this feature, the quota for this program is 15 students in total in the three institutions. TRAINING PLAN The following path is the master of this training plan. The latter is available only to full-time and accepting new applicants for the fall semester only. The material covered is divided into courses: one course is treated at a time and its duration can vary from one to nine weeks according to the importance of the theme. Without exception, students must pass the previous courses to continue the program. BUSINESS OUTLOOK Professional sustainable development forest manager Project manager Project Analyst AREAS OF USE federal, provincial and municipal Aboriginal governments national and international organizations Consulting firms forestry cooperatives forestry companies PROFILE The management of forest ecosystems in specialized workers involved in the definition, management and resolution of problems of various kinds in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development. They provide ecosystem management and sustainable forest planning taking into account, in their principles and practices of management, multiple user needs, the demands of interest groups, the land use objectives and protection of forest ecosystems . OBJECTIVES The overall objective of this professional nature program is to train highly qualified professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. The program will allow them to develop interdisciplinary skills to participate in the pooling of expertise disciplinary, thematic or sectoral, definition, management and problem solving in order to contribute to the implementation sustainable forest development. In this sense, the graduates will be able to offer sustainable forestry development projects for the entire forest ecosystem resources, develop coherent strategies with ecosystem management, to participate in the management of forest land by introducing integrated management approaches to resources and participatory management, to conduct public consultations and collaborate in the establishment of a forest certification process. [-]

Master in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

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 in Management of Forest Resources

Polytechnic Institute Of Bragança
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Bragança

This master programme is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. [+]

Masters in Agricultural Science. Program Description This master programme is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This master programme confers competences in specialized areas of the forest sector: breeding, hunting, fishing, forestry, forest grazing, forest protection, afforestation in urban areas, forest certification, biomass and carbon sequestration, tourism and recreational nature, reclamation and cartographic modelling. It is focused on the management of spaces with forest vocation and rehabilitation of sustainable forest land use. This study cycle is lectured in cooperation with CIMO (The Mountain Research Centre, www.cimo.esa.ipb.pt), a Research & Development unit of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Profile of the programme The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of Management of Forest Resources: Silviculture and Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences. Management of Forest Resources: Silviculture and Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences. Key learning outcomes The degree of "mestre" (master) in Management of Forest Resources, is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to: develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research; apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies; integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions on situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflecting upon the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from both those solutions and opinions or indeed that condition them; communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning that underly them, both to experts and non-experts, clearly and unambiguously; develop competences that will enable them to benefit from self-oriented or autonomous lifelong learning. To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan. Occupational profiles of graduates The degree of "mestre" (master) in Management of Forest Resources belongs to the education and training area of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources. Graduates are specialized to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme. Access to further studies The degree of "mestre" allows to proceed to 3rd cycle studies (PhD), according to the Portuguese Higher Education System. Examination regulations, assessment and grading Examination and assessment are regulated by the IPB regulations. Qualification awarded (in original language) "Mestrado em Gestão dos Recursos Florestais". Title of "Mestre". Level of qualification 2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED level 5. Recognition of prior learning Following the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution. 
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.  Qualification requirements and regulations 4 Semesters (2 years). 20 Weeks of study, per semester, full-time (40 per year). 40 total Hours per week. 810 total Hours per semester (1620 per year). 120 ECTS Credits (30 per semester); 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. It includes a scientific dissertation, a project work or a professional traineeship which will be concluded with a final report comprising 42 credits. The holders of this qualification may apply to the Order of Engineers. The professional title of Engineer is awarded by this institution, according to its internal rules. Requirements The holders of a “licenciado” degree or legal equivalent, the holders of a foreign bachelor academic degree, and the holders of a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae, may apply to the 2nd cycle of studies, as stated in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System. Work Experience No work experience is required. Programme director Maria Alice Silva Pinto (apinto@ipb.pt). [-]