Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
The second-cycle degree in International Horticultural Science is a 2-year post-graduate programme offered by the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bozen. At the end of the studies, the international programme releases a joint degree recognized by both institutions.
The international programme is addressed to graduates in Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Science and Biotechnologies and other subjects related to the study area in Life Sciences. In addition, being entirely taught and assessed in English, prospective students are required to possess an intermediate level competence in the English language (B2 of the Common European Framework).
The degree programme aims to prepare future Agriculture technicians with high skills and capable of work in the horticultural sector in a global and international context. Students will experience multidisciplinary training and research-led teaching in subjects covering the main aspects of horticultural production and the supply chain with particular attention to the environmental sustainability and social and economic protection (People-Planet Profit).
The programme is structured in four semesters (each of 30 ECTS). The whole first year (1st and 2nd semester) is held at the University of Bologna and has a focus on methodological aspects, on the efficient use of resources in the production process and on the quality of horticultural produces.
In addition, during the first year (usually in the 1st semester) all the students enrolled to take part in an Academic Basecamp.The 3rd semester is offered exclusively at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and covers the sustainable management of fruit trees, grapevines and the supply chain management of horticultural produces. During the 4th semester, an internship and the preparation of the Master thesis are foreseen.
Regarding the international dimension, the 2nd cycle degree in Horticultural Science is part of the Hortalliance Network with other European leading institutions in this sector. In particular, it has implemented various types of cooperation agreements with the following universities:
- Szent Istvan University of Budapest (Erasmus+ and double degree agreement)
- Technical University of Munich (Erasmus+ agreement)
- University of Applied Sciences at BOKU – Wien (Erasmus+ agreement)
- Humboldt University of Berlin (Erasmus+ agreement)
Thanks to the above-mentioned agreements, enrolled students will have the opportunity to spend up to two semesters (2nd, 3rd or 4th ) in one of the European partner universities as exchange students Erasmus+ (with financial support) and be entitled to earn a double degree in some cases.
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Last updated March 26, 2018