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second-cycle programme (3 semesters) - Master of Sciences

 

Studies in the field of Agriculture provide a comprehensive education in this field, integrating knowledge from an extensive range that goes far beyond its stereotypical perception. Some of the issues that the learning programme includes are ecological agricultural production, renewable energy, the use of GPS systems, environmental protection.
Graduates of this Faculty obtain broadened knowledge of life sciences mainly in the field of plant production as well as technological and technical knowledge. They learn the methods of economic analysis, management and the principles of organizing economic activity. They have the knowledge in the field of Ecology and Environmental Protection and humanistic knowledge in the field of Sociology, Ethics, Rural History and Agriculture. All these skills combined with the knowledge of research methodology, the use of operating systems and databases support, enables the graduates to work not only in Agriculture, but also in many other branches of Economy and local Government Administration.
 
Become a specialist in the field of Agriculture!
 
 
LEARNING PROGRAMME
 
The total number of ECTS credits that the student obtains in the second-cycle programme it is 90.
The second-cycle programme of the learning programme includes 13 obligatory courses, 9 elective courses, humanities and a foreign language taught during the first semester of studies. Students of the second-cycle programme of Agriculture acquire broadened specialist knowledge in the field of Agricultural Production Technology (especially Plant Technology). They are prepared to run the farm independently, as well as to work in agricultural services and consultancy. In addition, they gain the ability to use Information Technology, to manage agricultural production and its control and they acquire the knowledge in the use and functioning of agricultural infrastructure. During the studies the specialist courses which are pursued include: Varietal Consulting, Biological Progress and Agrobiotechnology, Fertilizer Consultancy, Crop Rotation Consultancy, Farm Business Plan, Production and Quality of Herbs. The second-cycle programme in Agriculture ends with writing and defending Master’s degree thesis and receiving a Master’s degree in Agriculture.
 
SCIENTIFIC STAFF
 
Employees involved in Agriculture are engaged in scientific research that is closely related to agricultural issues presented in class. In recent years, employees, as authors and co-authors, have disseminated over a dozen books (manuals, monographs, implementation instructions, guides) and many chapters in textbooks and monographs on crop production technologies and raw materials quality, biodiversity of agroecosystems and its protection, bioeconomy and renewable sources energy, anthropogenic changes in the environment. In addition, employees engaged in Agriculture courses can boast of numerous scientific publications in prestigious journals in the field of agricultural sciences (including the European Journal of Agronomy, Agronomy Science, Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, Agricultural and Food Science, Agrochimica, Biomass and Bioenergy). Employees assigned to the field of Agriculture conducted classes in English at foreign universities as a part of the ERASMUS programme, the International Intensive Study Programme, scientific internships and at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin for PhD students. The staff also has professional experience in distance learning within, the so-called, e-learning.
 
 
PRACTICE IS CRUCIAL:
• field and practical classes in various agri-food industry enterprises as well as several Experimental Farms and Didactic and Experimental Stations in Lublin
• self-testing during the classes
• obligatory and extracurricular practices
• the possibility of internships and foreign internships
• foreign language courses that include specialized vocabulary typical of the field of agriculture
• a number of scientific and student organizations in which you can develop your interests
 
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Assumed learning outcomes for second-cycle studies (level 7 Polish Qualifications Framework) with a general academic profile are aimed at acquiring by the graduate expanded and in-depth knowledge and skills enabling to learn, describe and understand physical and chemical processes occurring in soil and plants, conducting research using methods of an instrumental analysis, phenomena occurring in agricultural ecosystems, sustainable development, agricultural research methodology, agrobiotechnology, increasing plant productivity for nutritional, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and energy purposes, economic, legal and social knowledge in the field of conducting business in the agricultural sector, proceeding in accordance with the principles of sustainable agriculture.
 
PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS:
The graduate has ecological, biological and chemical knowledge, knowledge of economics, organization and management of production, and functioning of agricultural infrastructure useful in running farms and animal production.
 
After this field of study, you can work in:
• agribusiness
• agricultural consulting,
• enterprises dealing with the purchase and circulation of plant products
• scientific and research institutions and education
• government and self-government administration related to Agriculture
• breeding and seed companies and marketing of plant protection products
• companies dealing with the protection and reclamation of the environment
• environmental inspection
• certification bodies for organic farms
• editors of agricultural magazines, radio and television editorial offices