Masters in Agriculture & Forestry

The general field of agriculture and forestry includes sciences related to the study of animal and plant life and the management of resources cultivated and produced in these environments.
Agriculture studies refer to the cultivation of soil for the growing of plants, fungi and animals, meant for human consumption and use. Agriculture studies deal with sub-fields such as agribusiness, agro-economics, agronomy, farming, animal husbandry, or agronomy.
Forestry refers to the study of forest ecosystems and their creation, management and conservation. Forestry students learn sustainable solutions to lumber usage, as a limited valuable resource. Studies include information about the harmful effects of human and non-human activities on forests and forest habitats.
Both disciplines focus on the management of resources, while conserving and protecting the natural environment. They make use of elements related to the fields of biology, physics, social sciences, as well as political and managerial sciences.
Careers in agriculture and forestry cover a wide range of occupations including: agricultural consultant, arboriculture expert, commercial horticulturist, ecologist, environmental consultant, farm manager, forest manager, land-based engineer, marine scientist, soil scientist.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Food Identity M.Sc. Food Identity
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 4,500 per year
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • 24 months

By offering opportunities to carry out study periods and work experience abroad, thus contributing to a comprehensive approach to the marketing process 'from production to markets', the master's degree courses satisfies all the requirements for a successful future career.

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Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation) M.Sc. Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • International € 7,900 per year
  • 36 months

Plant Breeding plays an important role in the development of plant varieties for food, feed and industrial uses. New varieties have to meet current demands regarding yield, disease resistance, quality characteristics, salt or drought tolerance and suitability for sustainable plant production systems.

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Plant Science and Biotechnology M.Sc. Plant Science and Biotechnology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 19,000 per year
  • 12 months

In the last 10-15 years the study of plant sciences has been revolutionised by the development of new tools and technologies which have allowed unprecedented progress in the study of plant biology. These include genomics technologies that are giving access to the secrets of plant genomes, new techniques for studying the regulation of genes and the activity and localisation of proteins. This Plant Science and Biotechnology course is offered by University of Leeds.

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Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare M.Sc. Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,000 per year
  • International £ 15,800 per year
  • 12 months

The programme aims to provide students with an understanding of animal welfare that can be applied effectively in animal research, management, care, production, inspection, assessment and preparation of legislation.

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Marine Science M.Sc. Marine Science
  • Jan 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The University of Iceland is pleased to offer a world-class, intensive multidisciplinary two-year Master of Science programme on Arctic and Sub-Arctic Marine Science and Fisheries, with an emphasis on marine ecology and fisheries. This Marine Science programme is being offered in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research, Iceland's foremost centre for fisheries and marine research.

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Management of Forest Resources Master Management of Forest Resources
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,090 per year
  • International € 1,090 per year
  • 24 months

This Master in Management of Forest Resources from Polytechnic Institute of Braganηa is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach.

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Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century M.Sc. Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,800 per year
  • International £ 19,680 per year
  • 12 months

Crop agriculture provides mankind’s increasing population with foods, fibres and fuel - this course provides the knowledge and practical skills for how crops are improved, grown and managed. You will gain a combination of practical skills and academic understanding to develop a critical and creative mindset. You will learn the principles of crop production, the latest advances in plant pathology, integrated pest management and weed control, and ecology.

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Forestry M.Sc. Forestry
  • Feb 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 18 months

Forests provide one of the most beautiful work environments, attractive for people vividly interested in nature, its protection and management as well as in supplying wood to forest industries. Master’s degree in the field of forestry provides graduates with in-depth knowledge in forestry with all its aspects, beginning from forest ecology and protection, forest management planning, silvicultural activities to forest utilization and operations. The course is dedicated to students who have vivid interests in environmental sciences and want to pursue their professional careers in forest administration/management units, national parks, forest industries or scientific and higher education institutions.

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Veterinary Medicine Master Veterinary Medicine
  • Oct 2016
  • International € 3,500 per semester
  • Not specified

Upon completing this course, student obtains a title of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. You will receive full knowledge of basic sciences and clinical sciences. The University has an outstanding experimental base in the surroundings of the city of Poznan with big farm animals. At the Campus, you will be taught at the newly built University Center of Veterinary Medicine – dedicated to small animals, with many possibilities to treat patients. Education takes place in small groups of students, which will give you a possibility to have close contact with your lecturers and expand your skills. Candidates for this course must first possess an in-depth knowledge in Biology and Chemistry.

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Small Animal Veterinary Medicine Master Small Animal Veterinary Medicine
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 500 per year
  • International € 500 per year
  • 24 months

The ESAVS has realised the need for a broader training that would allow veterinary graduates in practice to study over a number of years and acquire a recognized university postgraduate degree. Therefore, the ESAVS formalised in 2008 a long-term association with the University of Luxembourg(Luxemburg) and its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication. This cooperation has enabled the establishment of a degree, the European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine (EMSAVM).

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Lactitech (specialisation, double degree) M.Sc. Lactitech (specialisation, double degree)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • International € 14,300 per year
  • 24 months

Lactitech is a highly advanced Dairy Technology and Processing Design education programme which covers all elements of the dairy production chain. In the programme students combine fundamental, strategic and applied research with innovative education.

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Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management M.Sc. Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,000 per year
  • International € 16,000 per year
  • 24 months

Oceans, seas, estuaries and lakes are major providers of ecosystem goods and services such as food, tourism and coastal protection. In many cases, exploitation levels have bypassed the carrying capacity of these ecosystems, leading to devastating effects on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. To preserve marine biodiversity and its ecosystem functions, innovative and sustainable solutions are necessary. Therefore, there is a need for young professionals who know how to take an integrative approach to marine ecosystems management.

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