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, where horticultural products are represented in green environments.
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.
The UN sustainable development goals in our teaching
Programmes at SLU generate knowledge which contributes to the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and internationally.
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A master´s degree with a major in Horticultural Science provides the opportunity to work with developmental projects within the horticultural industry, nationally as well as internationally.
Other possible jobs can be exercise of product manager in horticultural firms, authority, counseling, teaching, research and consulting assignments.
Employers may be firms, educational organizations, authorities and consulting business. These studies can also provide opportunities for postgraduate studies.
Programme scope: 2 years, 120 credits
Next start: Alnarp, 2 sep 2019
Number of admission places: 20
Application period 16 Oct 2018 - 15 jan 2019: All international students
Application period 15 March 2019-15 April 2019: Swedish students and students within EU/EEA
Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:
First instalment: 60 250 SEK
Total programme: 241 000 SEK
All applications are made through the Swedish online application service at universityadmissions.se. Find out how to apply and more about the application and admissions process (on our website).