Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in International Horticultural Science

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8883
Degree Programme Class LM-69 - Agricolture
Years in which the programme is being held I,II
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type Joint degree programme
Inter-University programme LIBERA UNIVERSITA' DI BOLZANO
Type International Degree Programme
Degree Programme Director Francesco Spinelli
Teachers Teachers
Language English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admissionto the 2nd cycle degree programme in International HorticulturalScience/Ortofrutticoltura internazionale candidates must meet the curricularrequirements and pass a test to assess their personal competences and skills.

Candidates must have a 1st cycle degree or othersuitable qualification obtained abroad in one of the classes listed in thedegree programme teaching regulations. Alternatively, a degree from a differentclass from that indicated having acquired credits in the subject areas indicatedin the admission requirements defined in the Degree Programme TeachingRegulation.

Knowledge of the English language to level B2.

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme issubject to the passing of a test to assess the candidates' personalcompetencies and skills, which will follow the methods indicated in the degreeprogramme teaching regulations.

More details can be found in the Degree Programme Regulations.

Programme profile

The Master in International Horticultural Science will be offered jointly by Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology. The master (laurea magistrale) has been developed to meet the present and future challenges of the horticultural sector. The programme is the result of a joint initiative of the University of Bologna, well known for its long tradition in higher education, and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, a young higher education institution with a trilingual profile.

Students will experience multidisciplinary training and research-led teaching in subjects covering the main aspects of horticultural production and the supply chain. The programme will benefit from the collaboration with the horticultural industry. Students will have the opportunity to spend up to two semesters in one of the European partner universities and be entitled to earn a double degree.

The programme is structured in four semesters (each of 30 ECTS). The first and second semesters, held at the University of Bologna, has a focus on methodological aspects, on the efficient use of resources in the production process and on the quality of horticultural produces. The third semester, at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, covers the sustainable management of fruit trees and grapevines and the supply chain management of horticultural products. During the fourth semester, an internship and the preparation of the Master thesis are foreseen

Expected learning outcomes

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato diricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master courses of second degree.