Second cycle degree in

Agricultural science and technology

Class: LM-69 - Agriculture

y2024 WUR Subject Agriculture and Forestry badge 100
Class LM-69 - Agriculture
Duration 2 years
Branch Legnaro
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator TEOFILO VAMERALI
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of agronomy, food, natural resources, animals and the environment, School of agricultural sciences and veterinary medicine

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2024/25:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2023 - 2 February 2024
  • 2nd Call: 2 March - 2 May 2024
  • 3rd Call (ONLY EU and equated students): 2 June - 2 August 2024


The course is focused on agricultural and zootechnical systems. Students are provided with the tools needed to interpret, describe, and resolve issues within the agrozootechnical field. Particular attention is given to the relationship between production techniques (plants and animals) and the environment. This course is in response to today's needs of guaranteeing the quality and health of products, while respecting the environment and managing water resources. The course offers a complete range of training techniques. Student will be introduced to the basic understanding of the economic and agricultural policy fields by addressing issues such as genetic improvement, fertility and plant nutrition, as well as agricultural mechanization. The course also covers the arboriculture sector including, protected crops, animal husbandry, biological control, land and water resource management, professional appraisal, and agricultural law.


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Characteristics and objectives
The course builds, on the base of the solid preparation given by the undergraduate course, advanced knowledge about agricultural systems preparing highly skilled professionals able to use their broad range of competences to interpreter, describe and solve, also in an innovative way problems connected with agriculture with a major emphasis on relationships between production techniques and environment. The course gives also a deep understanding and knowledge and the ability to manage problems connected with crop production and protection, and agricultural enterprises management. To better satisfy the stakeholders' needs the program is articulated into 2 different levels. The first one is aimed to give students base information in the fields of Agricultural economy and politics, agronomy, plant genetics, soil fertility and plant nutrition, crop physiology and mechanization. The second level is more specific and aimed to give specific technical skills on horticulture, husbandry, integrated pest management, land and water management, professional evaluation and agricultural, environmental and land planning law'

Occupational opportunities
The graduate can perform planning, management, control and coordination activity on agricultural production systems in order to satisfy market and consumer needs in terms of quality security and safety of produce. He is able to minimize inputs used in the system preserving the environment, not only in the food production chain but also as regard as landscape and historical and cultural contexts. He is also able to participate in setting up and manage some base and applied research project.
His activity is mainly performed in firms of the Primary sector as far as production aspects are concerned and in the Agroindustry and public organization for planning, analysis, control certification tasks. The graduate can apply for the exam for 'professional order'.