The Master's course in Sustainable Agriculture aims to offer postgraduate studies in the multiple aspects and aspects that cover the sustainability of Mediterranean agricultural systems.
GoalsThese studies enable students to acquire solid and varied knowledge, reinforcing their capacity for critical and integrated reflection on the sustainability issue of Mediterranean agricultural systems and recommended solutions, stimulating creativity for the formulation and analysis of new solutions. The scope of study offered is intended to be quite wide, covering both the study areas in the field of integrated sensu lato production, as well as the most directed towards economic and environmental sustainability, as well as in the scope of technological innovation essential to the whole process.
This training ensures, in its entirety, the acquisition of a specialization of a predominantly professional nature, accomplished with the elaboration and presentation of an internship report, or of a project work, without preventing, however, that, if the student so wishes, he can embark on the activity of technology transfer and experimental development, ending his cycle of studies with the presentation of a dissertation of a more academic nature, but always oriented towards the resolution of new problems and concrete needs.
The choice of the type of activity (internship / project / dissertation) to be developed in the second year of the master's course, resulting from the specific objectives and profile of each student, allows training of professionals with differentiated specific skills. In this sense, the internship has the general objective of developing skills for the day-to-day management of agricultural activity. On the other hand, the project aims to train professionals with specific skills in the strategic planning of agricultural activity. Finally, the dissertation aims to train competent professionals in technology transfer and experimental development.OrganizationThe study cycle is divided into a specialization course consisting of a set of six compulsory curricular units (60 ECTS / 1 academic year) and an internship / project / dissertation (60 ECTS / 1 academic year).
The specialization course offers a larger component of curricular units in the scientific area of agricultural and environmental sciences (46 ECTS) as a result of the objective of the study cycle (Agroecology, Soil and Water Conservation, Integrated Production and Auditing and Environmental Control), 7 ECTS were also offered in the scientific area of economic and business sciences (Economics and Management of Natural Resources) and 7 ECTS in the scientific area of engineering (Technological Innovation). *
The internship / project / dissertation is regulated by the regulations of the master's course and is supervised and / or supervised by one or more specialists in the field of dedication. In the case of the dissertation, the supervisor (s) must be PhDs or specialists of merit recognized as such by the Scientific Council. In any case, the final document (internship report, project work or dissertation) must be publicly defended by a jury appointed for this purpose by the Scientific Council.
* All curricular units have a teaching plan approved by the Technical-Scientific Council containing at least the following information: general description; objectives; specific and general skills to be developed; syllabus contents and interrelationships with other curricular units that are part of the study plan; programming and chronological sequence of teaching / learning activities - student work plan - with information on the distribution of ECTS time; criteria, activities, assessment instruments, formula for calculating the final classification and respective weights; bibliography and documentation of recommended reading and deepening of knowledge.
The following may apply for the Master in Sustainable Agriculture:Holders of a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent;
Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process;
Holders of a higher foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the graduate degree by the Technical-Scientific Council of the School;
Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the School's Technical-Scientific Council.ApplicationsDocuments required to formalize the application;Online application form;
Certificate proving ownership of the course with which the applicant is applying, indicating the respective study plan, final classification and completion date;
Citizen Card / BI;
TIN / Passport or other (*);
Complete and signed curriculum vitae, preferably in EuroPass model;
Motivation Letter (optional).The application is made through the payment of emoluments in the amount of € 30.00, payment made through Multibanco Reference, generated after submission of the Application.
* Under the terms of no. 2 of article 5 of Law no. 7/2007, of 05/02, initialed and signed copy in which it authorizes academic services to file the citizen card in the individual file . In case of non-authorization, you should go to the services in order to show the citizen card and to verify the information to accept the application process.Fees and FeesApplication fee: 30 €
Tuition fee: € 1000, and payment can be made at once or in 8 installments.
Payment methods:Payment by ATM Reference
Face-to-face payment at IPP's treasury
Check or postal order to the order of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre
MBWayOther information:Duration: 4 semesters