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Studies: MSc in Horticulture

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M. Sc. in Horticulture

Major: Horticulture

Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture

Start in: February 2012

Mission of the Faculty

Horticultural plants are a very important part of human environment, human diet and are used in a natural medicine as a remedy against many civilization diseases.

The Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture aims at providing students with a comprehensive knowledge of modern horticulture, including growing and postharvest technologies of horticultural crops grown in temperate climate – vegetable crops, medicinal plants, fruits, ornamental plants, knowledge of integrated pest management, pro-ecological production, biotechnological methods, landscape protection, etc.

Mission of the specialization (major)

The specialization in horticulture has been established to provide students with understanding of biological background in growing horticultural crops and postharvest “life” of vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants. The programme aims also to introduce students to the up-to-date knowledge of environmental-friendly and ecological methods of production of vegetables, fruits and medicinal plants, their storage and postharvest technologies, of using ornamental plants in human environment as well as knowledge of integrated pest management (IPM).

Detailed programme of the studies

Oligatory subjects, offered during three semesters of the studies

Sustainable horticulture; Molecular biology; Mathematical statistics; Modern trends in horticulture; Landscape protection and ecology; Postharvest biology and technology; Diploma seminar

Facultative subjects, to be chosen by students during the studies

Ornamental plants in human environment, Fruits of the World, Medicinal plants from natural habitats, Plants in human diet, Propagation of ornamental plants, Advanced plant pathology, Integrated pest management, Biological control, Plant diseases epidemiology, Eco-toxicology, Quality evaluation of products (incl: chemical, physical and sensory methods), Phytoremediation in horticulture, Stresses in plants cultivation, Bioinformatics, Plant biotechnology – molecular bases, Breeding in horticulture, Ecology of microorganisms, Physiology of vegetable crops, Floristics, Plants’ mysteries under microscope

Educational outcomes

Students are acquainted with the principles of sustainable horticulture, processes influencing biological value of plant produce. In addition, they gain the skills how to plan and organize production and storage of horticultural crops, as well as how to arrange human environment with ornamental plants. They obtain the diploma: Master of Sciences in Horticulture (Magister inżynier ogrodnictwa).


Bachelor degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, Biology or Environmental Sciences. Verified command of English. Students graduated from Polish universities are also welcome (without paying fee).

Duration: three semesters; start: 1st March


Application deadline: 15 January

Qualification based on results from the first degree studies (grades average) and motivation letter.

Verified command of English.

Number of places available: 15 to 17.

Tuition fee: 2200 EUR per one academic year.

CONTACT: Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

tel. (+48 22) 593 22 50


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