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Masters in Horticultural Sciences

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Alnarp
Fall 2021
Masters in Horticultural Sciences

Program description

Masters in Horticultural Sciences

Do you want to influence and participate in future sustainable production and cultivation of horticultural crops? This master's programme offers a holistic view of managing and renewing the knowledge of sustainable horticultural cultivation systems.

In the Master's programme in horticultural science you gain insight into how garden production and cultivation can contribute to a more sustainable society. You also learn basics in innovative technologies that enable pioneering uses of plants.

A change in food consumption towards an increased proportion of vegetarian foods is expected to increase the market for horticultural products. This shift towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly food consumption creates an increased demand for knowledge about cultivation, cultivation systems and understanding of the importance of plants for human health and well-being.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Horticultural Science - Master’s Programme requires a first-cycle qualification in natural sciences or social sciences comprising at least 180 credits. Applicants with the equivalent qualifications obtained by means of a degree from another country, or with the equivalent knowledge obtained in some other way, may also be regarded as fulfilling the specific entry requirements.

The applicant must further have a level of English equivalent to upper secondary school English (Engelska 6). An applicant with a first-cycle qualification from SLU comprising 120 credits, or a first-cycle qualification from another Swedish university comprising 180 credits, automatically fulfils this requirement. The equivalent qualification may also be obtained in other ways, for more information see the University Admissions in Sweden website. 

Specific requirements apply for admission to the individual courses included in the programme. These requirements are specified in the syllabus for each course.


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Program content

The program emphasizes the multidisciplinarity of horticultural science. Courses are developed and jointly implemented by departments with different disciplines, all in order to highlight and explore biological, economical, social as well technical, methodological and theoretical aspects of horticultural science.

The first term of the program has two common courses: Horticultural Systems and Future Challenges, and Product Development and Innovation Systems in Horticulture. The aim of these two courses is to provide a common baseline for all participants. Depending on your previous studies and future plans it is then possible for students to choose between courses that are more natural science oriented, or social science oriented.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:

  • First instalment: 67 800 SEK 
  • Total programme: 271 000 SEK

Career opportunities

A changing food consumption towards an increased proportion of vegetarian foods is expected to increase the market for garden products. This shift towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly food consumption creates an increased demand for knowledge about cultivation, cultivation systems and the understanding of the importance of plants for human health and well-being.

After completed exam, you should have knowledge of ecologically, economically and socially sustainable production systems, product quality and development of garden products.

You can work in and develop green industries, work as advisor and expert at government agencies or within the food trade and other interest organisations.

After completing the programme, you will have an understanding of the importance and relationship between science and proven experience, especially in the garden sector. The master's programme has a clear link to current research and a strong business relationship, which provides good conditions for employability nationally and internationally after graduation.

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

SLU is a world-class international university focusing on the very foundations of our existence: clean water, a living landscape, sustainable food production, high standards of animal welfare and sustainable cities. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they...


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SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Arrheniusplan 4
750 07 Uppsala
Sweden

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