The Master Programme: One Academic Year (60 ECTS)
The Master programme provides a one academic year curriculum the main objective of which is to direct students towards professional and academic careers thereby promoting the development of organic agriculture, with an emphasis on Mediterranean contexts.
The programme proposes a holistic view of the organic sector development presenting theoretical and methodological approaches to sustain transition to organic agriculture through agroecological principles, and with a perspective of sustainable food systems development. The course provides deep insights into organic farming and food regulatory framework. Special emphasis is given to the range of on-farm technologies and practices to improve soil health and fertility and manage pests and diseases. Economic and marketing issues are also presented leading students through an understanding of food value chains sustainability.
At the end of the course students will have the following skills and competencies:
For further details, please download the Information sheet and the Course programme below.
The Master of Science Programme: Two Academic Years (120 ECTS)
During the second year, students who have successfully completed the first year and met all the prerequisites set by the Institute, draft a thesis based on experimental research work.
The scientific results derived from research work are usually announced on the occasion of national and international conferences and/or published in scientific journals.
Topics generally available for Master of Science theses in organic agriculture are:
CIHEAM Bari grants full or partial scholarships to candidates according to a ranking list. Priority is given to students coming from non-EU CIHEAM Member countries and other Mediterranean, Balkan and Middle Eastern Countries. Students from non-priority countries who are interested in CIHEAM Bari courses are anyhow allowed to participate at their own expense or through other sources of financing (governments or other bodies).
In particular, courses are addressed to:
A given number of residential full scholarships is granted every year to candidates coming from non-EU CIHEAM Member countries and other Mediterranean, Balkan and Middle Eastern countries whose applications rank first in the selection process. Full scholarship covers: registration fees (200€/year), tuition fees (500€/month), travel expenses from and to the country of origin, board and lodging in the students’ residence, insurance and medical assistance, pocket money (170€/month).
Other candidates are admitted with a partial scholarship covering tuition fees and accommodation as long as rooms in the campus residence are available.
Candidates can apply for scholarships in the application form.
Access is open to candidates of any nationality who have the academic level qualifying them to carry out postgraduate studies in their country of origin.
Courses are addressed to new graduate students and young professionals with a university background related to agronomic, irrigation, agricultural engineering and socio-economic issues.
Applicants are invited to follow the online application procedures by clicking on the following link