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    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


    Environmental Sciences


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Information on 2019/20 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less be the same of 2018/19 (€2600,00). Please check: website

  • Last Updated

    11 February 2019

Available places: European candidates or non-European candidates residing in Italy: unlimited; Non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 30 (5 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project)

The M.S. degree in Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Padova aims to provide advanced knowledge in the field of agricultural systems as well as skills to develop and manage sustainable production systems. The context is international, having as its main area of investigation warm-temperate environments at a global level.

The normal duration of the course is two years and requires 120 university credits (or CFUs). The Master degree in Sustainable Agriculture will be awarded upon completion of the course. With the aim of strengthening this global approach to sustainability, the degree program has been included in an internationalization project in collaboration with the University of Georgia, USA, which enables students to achieve a dual degree in “Sustainable Agriculture” (Italy) and “Crop and Soil Science” (USA). This course is also part of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees in Plant Health In Sustainable Cropping Systems, Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 1 ( that is organised by a consortium of six Universities from four European countries (Italy, Spain, France and Germany). 

The training course in Sustainable Agriculture, includes two main areas of study:

  1. Production: training in the areas of agronomy, crop and animal productions, soil science, plant breeding, and integrated management of pests and diseases, all aimed at the sustainability of the production process and its social implications;
  2. Technology: training in the areas of management and protection of air-soil-water, use of biomass of agricultural plants and animals, land management, and management of the production process (at different geographic scales) considering both innovative technologies and socio-economic aspects.

Course structure

  • Advanced Statistics 
  • Agrifood Economics And Policy
  • Gis For Agro-Environmental Studies
  • Integrated Management Of Arthropod Pests
  • Research Planning
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Agricultural Management Of Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Plant Breeding 
  • Precision Farming
  • Soil Microbiology 
  • Sustainable Disease Management
  • Biotechnology In Plant Protection
  • Crop Physiology
  • Ipm Of Pathogens Of Fruit Crops In Temperate Climate
  • Ipm Of Pests Of Fruit Crops In Temperate Climate
  • Management Of Native And Non-Native Pests In The Landscape
  • Sustainable Livestock Systems
  • Sustainable Use Of Pesticides
  • Sustainable Viticulture And Woody Crop Production
  • Water Resources Management

Career opportunities

  • Management and consulting activities in agro-livestock systems
  • International marketing of agricultural products, livestock and industries
  • Development of innovative technologies within companies operating in the agriculture and livestock area
  • Control and monitoring of productive, environmental and economic performances of agricultural farms
  • Research and development of innovative technologies within private and public research institutions
  • Collaboration with private and public research institutions.

Visit the Sustainable Agriculture page on the University of Padova website for more details!




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