The Plant Protection MSc program, offered by the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, provides advanced education and training in plant protection for individuals with a relevant undergraduate degree in science or a related field. The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to prevent losses during crop production.
Throughout the four-semester program, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of various aspects of plant protection. This includes identifying and studying organisms that pose threats to healthy plants, such as pathogens, pests, and weeds. Students will delve into the biology and reproduction of these organisms, as well as the effects and mechanisms of pesticides, with a focus on environmental and human health considerations.
The curriculum emphasizes integrated and ecological approaches to plant protection, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of pesticides. Students will learn how to implement alternative methods of protection and apply techniques to mitigate harm from pests and environmental factors. Additionally, the safety of food, processors, consumers, and the environment will always be a priority.
Graduates of this program will be equipped to take on roles in plant protection that involve directional, managerial, organizational, consulting, regulatory, and marketing tasks. They will also have the knowledge and authorization to handle restricted chemicals that may pose special risks to the environment.
For those interested in further research and academic pursuits, the program also provides a solid foundation for potential PhD studies in the field of plant protection.
The tuition fee for this program is 7,500 USD per year, with additional one-time fees including a 150 USD application fee and a 350 USD entrance procedure fee. The program accepts applications for both September and February intakes, providing flexibility for prospective students.