Poznań University of Life Sciences is a renown higher education institution in Poland, holding one of the leading positions among Polish universities.
Master’s degree programs offered by our University (listed below to the left) are closely connected to the scientific activities of our staff in each of our research units. The curricula of these second-cycle studies were designed to explore the areas in which extensive scientific research is conducted. Each program includes the individual student’s research project, carried out under the supervision of a staff member – a scientist acting as the promoter of the master’s thesis required to obtain the degree.
Access to the second-cycle studies is open to all graduates of first cycle studies, as well as holders of an equivalent of a BSc degree.
All of our graduates are equipped with an in-depth knowledge of their respective field, as well as research and management skills. Master’s degree holders can also enter doctoral programs (third-cycle studies).
- MSc in Agri-food Economics and Trade
- MSc in Agronomy
- MSc in Animal Production Management
- MSc in Biotechnology
- MSc in Environmental Engineering and Protection
- MSc in Food Science and Nutrition
- MSc in Forestry
- MSc in Geoinformation and Spatial Management
- MSc in Horticulture: Seed Science and Technology
- MSc in Wood Science
Master’s degree in the field of Agri-food Economics and Trade provides graduates with in-depth knowledge and skills in micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, international marketing, agri-food policy, trade policy, as well as commercial law. This course is dedicated to students who want to perform a managerial role in business entities and institutions, or run their own business internationally, especially in the food economy. The course is open to applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree in at least one of the following fields of studies: Economics, Finances and Accounting, Management, Business Administration, International Relations or related fields of studies. Candidates must have essential knowledge and skills in economics at the academic level.
Master`s Degree Programme in Agronomy is addressed to candidates holding BSc degrees in a discipline related to the content of the programme. The programme of studies consists of compulsory subjects:
crop management, data processing and experimental design, sustainable crop plants fertilization, economic and legal aspects of the company`s activities, biotechnology in modern agriculture, plant breeding, instrumental analysis, soil biology and chemistry, diagnostics of plant nutritional disorders, integrated pest management, biomass production and management, crop protection;
and facultative subjects with being part of a specialization selected individually by each student:
- Module I – biomass and bioenergy, seed grain quality, drying and storage, crop irrigation, crop technologies, forage plant cultivation on arable land,
- Module II – weed biology and control, principles of breeding for resistance, plant disease epidemiology, physiological foundations for plant resistance to pathogens and pests,
- Module II – sustainable systems of crops fertilizing, diagnostics of crop plants nutritional disorders, nutrient management,
- Module III – non-fodder utilization of grasses and grass communities, grassland management, grassland phytochemistry, optimization of forage production on grassland, biodiversity of agricultural ecosystems, forage seed production
- Module IV – ecology of microorganisms, plant tissue and cell culture, genetic engineering, microbiology of natural environment, microbiology of plant and animal products
Obligatory subjects comprise about 35% of the programme of studies, and the rest are selected from specialization subjects.
This course is suitable for students interested in both technical problems and life sciences. This is a practice-related higher education course teaching how to integrate environmental knowledge and technical measures to reduce the negative impact of human activity on the environment. The program focuses on rural areas, but also includes a wide range of problems in industrial and urban landscape.
The Master’s Degree programme in the Biotechnology is addressed to the candidates holding a BSc in the disciplines related to the content of the program. The program of studies consists of the following subjects: microorganisms in biotechnology, industrial applications of cell and tissue cultures, bioinformatics, genetic engineering, application of biotechnology in plant breeding, biotechnology in chemical industry and energetics, cytogenetics and chromosome engineering, gene expression and regulation, molecular diagnostics, data processing, and experimental design.
With a changing climate, a growing population and the increasing needs of mankind, there is a demand for the intensive use and shaping of the environment we live in on the one hand, and the protection of this environment on the other.
Our MSc course offers expert knowledge in the field of engineering and environmental protection that fits in with the needs of a rapidly developing world.
Forests have always played a very important role in the development of human civilisation. Today, multifunctional and sustainable forestry is perceived not only as a source of renewable materials like e.g. wood, but also as a way to mitigate climate change and bring people back to nature.
Geoinformatics technologies, which are developing rapidly, are finding increasing application in many areas of life. Consequently, the demand for high-level professionals in this field is also growing.
Participants of this course will become acquainted with the most advanced branch of technology in the European Union. The course is suitable for students interested in the latest trends in Horticulture, especially in seed production, seed quality evaluation, and enhancement, seed marketing and management of seed company.
A Master’s degree in the field of Wood Science provides graduates with in-depth and multi-disciplinary knowledge in wood engineering, furniture design, wood protection, and modification. This course is dedicated to students who have completed their undergraduate studies in Wood Technology, or Wood Science, or Forest Products Engineering, or Forestry and have received a BSc degree in the above-mentioned studies or related sciences such as Renewable Materials, Natural Resources, Forest Engineering, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Bioengineering, etc. We have an excellent student-to-professor ratio, guaranteeing personal attention and supervision for all students in the programme. All students learn wood anatomy and chemical properties of wood, wood processing, how furniture is created, how wood can be combined with other materials, and how it can be protected. We emphasize in our course that Wood Science is the key to natural resource conservation, as it is the only field that provides education for the proper utilization of the most widely used natural resource.