Master Degree in Horticulture, Specialization: General Horticulture


Area of Studies

agricultural sciences



Degree (in English)

second, MSc

  • English
Course Duration

3 semesters

ECTS points



Faculty of Horticulture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

Tuition and Other Fees

4100 PLN/semester

Charges for documents, accommodation in a student dormitory, repetition of classes – in accordance with internal regulations.

Application Deadline(s)

Date of commencement of studies: February/March SGGW's recruitment calendar:

Course Description

Course Profile

Mission of the specialization (major):

The specialization in horticulture has been established to provide students with understanding of biological background in growing horticultural crops and postharvest “life” of vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants. The programme aims also to introduce students to the up-to-date knowledge of environmental-friendly and ecological methods of production of vegetables, fruits and medicinal plants, their storage and postharvest technologies, of using ornamental plants in human environment as well as knowledge of integrated pest management (IPM).


Detailed programme of the studies:

a) Obligatory subjects, offered during three semesters of the studies:

Suistanable horticulture; Molecular biology; Natural and legal basis of landscape and ecological infrastructure protection; Advanced information technologies; Ecotoxicology; Modern technologies in plant production; The microworld of fungi; Insect behaviour – from mechanisms to practical issues; A man in a business; Diploma seminar.
b) Facultative subjects, to be chosen by students during the studies:

Ornamental plants in human environment; Fruits of the world; Breeding methods of fruit plants; Plants in human diet and prevention of civilazation disease; Propagation of ornamental plants; Applied of plant pathology; Integrated pests management; Biological control; Business law; Quality evaluation of plant products; Ecology of microorganisms; Physiological basis of vegetable and medicinal plants production; Plants' mysteries under microscope; Herbal raw materials; Plant functioning under environmental stresses; Medicinal and aromatic plants; Propagation of fruits plants; Seeds production; Breeding methods of ornamental plants; Indoor flowers arrangements.

Educational outcomes:

Students are acquainted with the principles of sustainable horticulture, processes influencing biological value of plant produce. In addition, they gain the skills how to plan and organize production and storage of horticultural crops, as well as how to arrange human environment with ornamental plants. They obtain the diploma: Master of Sciences in Horticulture (Magister inżynier ogrodnictwa).

Education Requirements

- diploma of the first-cycle studies (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in the field of horticulture;

- diploma of related field of the first cycle studies (Bachelor's degree or equivalent), for which the effects of education are convergent with the learning outcomes expected from candidates; if the convergence is incomplete, the student will be obliged to supplement the competence gaps by completing the subjects specified during the interview, in an amount not exceeding 30 ECTS, which is the limit of admissible discrepancy; 

- the average grade from first-cycle studies;

- confirmed knowledge of English language; 


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