The master degree course in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies lasts two years and foresees the students acquisition of 120 University Credits (ECTS), of which 85 by passing the 11 given courses, 12 by passing independently chosen ones among all those given at University of Catania, as long as coherent with the master degree course and not overlapping with contents already present; 1 ECTS will be acquired with other training activities and the remaining 22 with the final thesis defense.
Teaching activities are organized on a six-month basis; they are given with frontal lessons and exercises as well as seminars and technical visits. The student, upon authorization by the degree program board, can perform part of his/her studies at foreign Universities or equivalent institutions with which the University has stipulated recognized student mobility programs.
The master degree course is developed into 4 curricula to provide a qualifying offer to which the student can apply to enrich specific skills.
In the first year the common lessons have the aim of completing the preparation of the first level course, providing further information in the economic-management and agricultural engineering, plant and animal production and defense. The second year foresees specific activities of each curriculum and the second semester is almost entirely dedicated to the experimental thesis preparation.
The high specialization of the master course program is ensured both by the availability and qualification of the professors involved and by the equipments available to the students (laboratories, experimental and demonstration fields, libraries).