Masters Programs in Agronomy

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Agronomy

Earning a Master in Agronomy is the best way to get involved with agricultural studies and get some hands on experience in the process. Students will become familiar with the technical side, such as plant production, as well as the managerial aspects of agronomy.

What is a Master in Agronomy? These programs allow students to become experts in the agricultural field. After earning a master's degree, you will be fully acquainted with animal breeding, plant production, and mechanization, in addition to primary production, business management, and the manufacture of animal and plant products. By learning the sciences and strategies of agriculture, you can help develop more sustainable farms for the future and improve food sources around the world.

A Master in Agronomy is very beneficial because it covers many different areas of learning. Virtually all types of sciences, from chemistry to biology are included. Additionally, you will develop the business and managerial skills that are essential to the program.

An Agronomy program’s cost varies greatly from university to university, as well as from country to country. If you are interested in this field, you should contact specific institutions for more information about their particular costs.

Agronomy is such a large category and agriculture is so vital, that there is a very wide range of jobs available with this kind of master's degree. It is common for graduates to become crop consultants or farm managers, but it is also possible to work in chemical creations, plant breeding, or even education. You can work on farms, in laboratories, in business, and more.

Masters in Agronomy are needed all over the world, so it is easy to get into a program no matter where you live. International programs also allow a high level of flexibility by providing online classes. Begin by researching different universities' options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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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. [+]

Masters in Agronomy. 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. [-]

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. [-]

Master in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time 2 years 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... [+]

Masters in Agronomy. 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 Sustainable International Agriculture

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 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's Degree In Animal Production Technologies

Instituto Politécnico de Viseu – Escola Superior Agrária (ESAV)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Viseu

Are general skills in this MSc course the acquisition and further development of scientific and technical knowledge in various areas of animal production. [+]

Masters in Agronomy. Objectives and competencies Are general skills in this MSc course the acquisition and further development of scientific and technical knowledge in various areas of animal production. They are specific skills cycle of studies leading to the degree of Master of Animal Production Technologies: Acquire experimental procedure habits with applicability in the productive sector; Develop research capacity in the area of ​​livestock production; Develop a critical attitude towards the current of animal production problems; Define the paths that lead to the best solutions in specific areas of animal production, directing their concerns to some of the current problems that the sector faces, such as the epidemiosurveillance in animal production and traceability of animal products; Understanding the importance of sustainability of animal production and respect for the environment, linking the proper treatment of effluent to environmental quality; Deepen practical problem-solving capacity in the area of ​​animal production, rationalizing the factors of production in a sustainable way; Understand and have the ability to execute and implement modern technologies associated with animal production; Understand the principles involved in the design, planning and management of the various livestock production using new solutions and technologies; Contribute to quality assurance programs and food security. [-]