Organized by MAI Chania
Mai Coordinators: Dr. Ioannis LIVIERATOS
Increasing concern over environmental, biodiversity and food safety issues in the Mediterranean area, have formed the basis for a Masters of Science (M.Sc.) degree. Sustainable Agriculture promotes the principles of a viable agro-ecosystem with natural living systems that operate compatibly through responsible management of abiotic and biotic resources and it is particularly sensitive to environmental pollution and waste. The postgraduate program enables the graduates to understand the theoretical background of sustainable agriculture and familiarize with integrated crop management and organic farming applications, capabilities and limitations. M.Sc. graduates constitute suitable employees in farmer advice/extension, teaching, research institutions, government and international agencies, management companies, aid programs, local authorities and as consultants in the private sector. Other graduates carry on pursuing further research for a PhD degree.
SAG520.11512.0 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY (15 ECTS)
03 October to 25 November ’16
SAG530.1712.0 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (7 ECTS)
28 November ’16 to 09 January ’17
SAG540.1810.0 ASSESSMENT OF GENETIC RESOURCES (8 ECTS)
12 January to 17 February ’17
SAG550.11413.0 CROP PROTECTION (14 ECTS)
20 February to 24 April ’17
SAG560.2813.0 GREENHOUSE & POSTHARVEST MANAGEMENT (8 ECTS)
01 May to 02 June ’17
SAG572.1312.1 INNOVATION AND COMMUNICATION IN SUSTAINABLE FARMING (2 ECTS)
05 June to 09 June ’17
SAG510.2513.0 BIOMETRICS (3 ECTS)
12 June to 19 June ’17
SAG500.1312.0 EXTENDED ESSAY (3 ECTS)
Participants are obliged to take an examination in order to obtain an individual grade in the following arrangement: For every one or two week(s) of course delivery the given examination period is one week.
All units are subject to examination.
Examinations may take the form of written exams (problems, set of questions, exercises, multiple choice questions), individual or team work project, computer assisted exams or any combination of the above forms.
Retake examination is allowed for a maximum of three weeks course delivery (3 subunits) of any unit except for the final unit.
Language of instruction: ENGLISH
Project (9 months duration, 60 ECTS)
Independently of the thesis thematic area, students acquire standard common competencies such as literature reviewing, hypothesis formulation and experimental design, sampling and collection of data, statistical analysis of acquired measurements (where necessary), scientific writing and critical interpretation of results. Linked to the thematic area of their research work, students gain specific competencies that might fall in different groups:
Research activities: topics generally available for Master of Science theses