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Specializing Master Viticulture and Enology

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
1year Spec Master Viticulture and Enology

About this program

Specializing Master Viticulture and Enology

The Master in Viticulture and Enology aims at addressing how vineyard and winery innovation is quickly becoming part of the Italian viticulture tradition. Italy is now the largest wine producer in the world and boasts the greatest variety in terms of cultivars.

The peculiarities of Italian viticulture and opportunity to maintain a leading role in the field are today bound by the ability to introduce sustainable innovation without losing its well-known appeal.

Students on the programme will:

  • Acquire a solid methodology and knowledge suitable to address innovation issues in vineyard and winery;
  • Achieve specific skills for new canopy management techniques suitable to mitigate undesired climate-related effects, new sustainable approaches for pest and disease control, precision viticulture and enology;
  • Develop the ability to diagnose limiting factors occurring in vineyards and wineries and to produce suitable solutions;
  • Learn to pro-actively take part in discussions dealing with viticulture and enology topics.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Basics in viticulture and enology are required. For those not having such requirement, a pre-course named “Viticulture, Enology and Peist Pathology” is offered over the three weeks preceeding the start of the Master.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English or that have not completed a programme taught entirely in English, are required to provide evidence of a B2 level of English proficiency; either via a certificate (TOEFL/iBT, Academic IELTS) or via a Skype interview with the Master committee.

General entry requirements

  • Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minumum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS):
    • EU citizens: The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the programme.
    • Non-EU citizens: The undergraduate degree must be obtained at least two months prior to the start of the programme.
  • Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate programme.

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Program content

Courses and other activities

  • Pre-course: Basics in Viticulture, Enology and Plant pathology
  • Vineyard variability: traditional and precision approaches
  • Topics in wine-marketing
  • Enhancing the wine quality: innovations in monitoring and controls.
  • Applied grapevine eco-physiology
  • Advances in enology
  • Disease and pest management toward a sustainable viticulture
  • Seminars
  • Total teaching
  • Individual work
  • Internship

Scholarships & funding

  • Number of scholarships available: 4
  • Scholarship value: Up to 30%


Tuition fees: €7,500


Total ECTS: 60

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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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Why study at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Largest private university in Europe

Historical University with 100 years of history, largest private university in Europe for number of enrolled students. True international experience, more than 150 different nationalities represented in amazing destinations such as Milan, Rome, Brescia, Cremona and Piacenza.

Internationally recognized quality teaching

Multidisciplinary university with 12 different Schools, 40+ English taught programmes at all study levels in several different study fields. 13 of our academic disciplines are listed in the top 300, QS Global Rankings by Subject (2021).

Exceptionally strong ties with the industry

Exposure and connections to relevant employers of the highest prestige: industrial ties with the most globally renowned companies, allowing networking and internship opportunities. With an exceptional graduate placement rate after studying, we rank number 1 in the country for Employer-Student Connections, QS Graduate Employability Rankings (2020).

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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Largo Agostino Gemelli, 1
20123 Milano

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