Masters Programs - Programs

Graduate: The graduate programme lasts 1.5 years (3 semesters) or 2 years (4 semester). We welcome the graduates from first degree programmes such as Bachelor (BA or BSc.) The programme concludes with Master Thesis leading to a Master degree with a note that the programme was taught in English.

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Programs


    Environmental and Plant Biotechnology


Faculty: Biotechnology and Horticulture
Main field: Environmental and Plant Biotechnology (EPB)
Master Degree studies (M.Sc.)
Full time studies -3 semester (1 year and 6 months)
Fees: the candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 20 EUR
Tuition fee: Students from EU and EFTA countries - 0 Euro; other countries 1000 Euro/semester
Contact person:  Magdalena Warias. e-mail: epb@urk.edu.pl admissions@urk.edu.pl



General Information

Environmental and Plant Biotechnology (EPB) is a unique Master's Degree program offered in English for students from around the world who wish to be in the forefront of biotechnological developments and are enthusiastic about learning in an international and multicultural team.
EPB gives the opportunity to get the knowledge in modern methods of environment preservation, reclamation and use. Students gain the experience and skills in analytical and biotechnological ways to monitor environmental changes, act for bioremediation of polluted water and reclamation of contaminated and degraded post-industrial lands, including sewage utilization and waste management.
After completing the EPB study program, graduates have skills to use a range of state-of-the-art analytical and biotechnological methods to monitor and rationally manage environmental quality. Graduates are prepared to work in industrial laboratories and research institutions utilizing biotechnological approaches. They are competent to start up business or to be recruited by administrative units and local governments, workplaces, and other entities. They are also qualified to consult industry, farmers, extension specialists, investors and policy makers in formulating appropriate Environmental Protection packages based on biotechnological methods as elements of the environment-friendly policy

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    Forestry - Speciality: Forest Husbandry (Management)


Faculty: Forestry
Main field: Forestry
Speciality: Forest Husbandry
Programme Direktor: Dr hab. inż. Maciej Pach ,maciej.pach@urk.edu.pl
Fees: the candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 20 EUR
Tuition fee: Students from EU and EFTA countries - 0 Euro, other countries1200 EUR/ semester

Our objectives

Our graduates are able to find work in the offices of the State Forests administration, in community-based forest administration and with other forest owners, in national parks and landscape parks, in forest management companies, at the schools and universities running forestry syllabi and courses and at forestry research institutes and other institutions engaged in both forest and area management.

Programme admission criteria

  1. Candidates applying for admission into a postgraduate programme in a field that differs from their undergraduate studies must first earn at least 50% of the total number of credits available in the core and elective subjects included in the corresponding undergraduate curriculum. These candidates must submit an undergraduate diploma supplement showing all the core and elective subjects they covered during their undergraduate studies.
  2. A candidate not meeting the requirement set forth in section 1 above may be asked to attend paid courses in such subjects as they need to cover in order to meet that requirement. However, this option will be only available when the number of such make-up courses is no higher than five. The fee charged for participation in the make-up courses will be equivalent to the fee charged for repeating the relevant course within a full- or part-time undergraduate programme, as published in the Rector's Regulation valid at the time.
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    Environmental Protection - Speciality: Agroecology


Faculty: Agriculture and Economics
Main field: Environmental Protection
Speciality: Agroecology
Contact person: mgr inż. Anna Ślizowska, anna.slizowska@urk.edu.pl 
Fees: the candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 20 EUR
Tuition fee: Students from EU and EFTA countries - 0 Euro; other countries 1000 EUR/ semester
Students who achieve excellent results in studies will be granted scholarships to cover the cost of accommodation (to be decided after the first semester).

Our objectives

Agroecology is a modern approach to agriculture, where farming considers not only economic aspects but also widely understood ecological needs of the agrocenoses and adjoining areas. Contemporary farmer should possess extensive knowledge on plants and animals in rural areas and be aware of the relationships between living organisms and the natural environment.
Implementation of the rules of ecology into agricultural practice will allow for obtaining safe and healthy food. While realizing study programme a graduate will acquire knowledge about the impact of agricultural activity on the environment, organic systems of farming and food production but also on multifunctional rural development and economic aspects of these processes, which improves employment opportunities in the European Union institutions.

General information

Studies in Agroecology are offered as a two-year (4 semesters) programme, a specialization within the Environmental Protection. The programme comprises thematic areas (modules) addressing a variety of issues, including agricultural activity impact on the environment, organic systems of farming and food production, multifunctional rural development and economic aspects of these processes. Each module is composed of lectures, seminars and laboratory classes. About one third of all courses is optional.
We welcome the graduates from first degree programmes such as Bachelor (BA or BSc.) in: Protection of the Natural Environment, Horticulture, Economics, Biology, Food Technology or other fields of Agriculture. All candidates should present a language certificate from a well recognized language school or will be requested to take an examination in English at the University of Agriculture.
Admission numbers to Agroecology Programme have been limited to 15 persons, which will ensure individual working relations between students and teachers. Students progress is evaluated on the basis of their active participation in and contribution to the programme. The programme concludes with Master Thesis leading to a Magister degree in Agroecology with a note that the programme was taught in English.

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    Agriculture


Faculty: Agriculture and Economics
Main field: Agriculture
Speciality: Agriculture
Contact person: mgr inż. Katarzyna Ujma, katarzyna.ujma[a]urk.edu.pl
Fees: the candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 20 EUR
Tuition fee: 1000 EUR/ semester
Students who achieve excellent results in studies will be granted scholarships to cover the cost of accommodation (to be decided after the first semester).


Our objectives
Faculty of Agriculture and Economics is the oldest one at the University of Agriculture in Krakow. Its educational offer comprises full-time and part-time programmes, in compliance with the European Union standards. The Faculty is fully authorized to grant academic degrees and academic title of agricultural sciences in the field of agronomy.
Agriculture programme offered at the Faculty helps the graduates to acquire a comprehensive knowledge in the field of agriculture and agricultural technologies, including supplementary modules, like horticultural or livestock production or economic module, which improves employment opportunities at the competitive 21st century labour market.

General information
The graduate is prepared to work in governmental and self-governmental administration related to agriculture, agricultural consultancy and agribusiness enterprises as well as in scientific and research units. Graduates of the Agriculture faculty have in-depth technological and technical knowledge in the field of agricultural production as well as knowledge of methods of economic analysis, organization and management, which allows them to independently run their own farms and service companies in the field of agriculture.
The graduate who completed  the 2st degree studies in the field of Agriculture:
-    possesses advanced knowledge in agricultural sciences and agricultural economics, detailed knowledge in sciences associated with crop production, functioning and organization of farms in their economic, social and legal environment and basic professional knowledge,
-    is capable of critical understanding of knowledge and its practical application for description and analysis of typical problems and areas of agricultural activity and environment of agriculture.



    Food Technology and Human Nutrition - Speciality: Food Technology

 

Faculty: Food Technology
Main field: Food Technology and Human Nutrition
Discipline: Food Technology
Programme Director: dr hab. Aleksandra Duda-Chodak, prof. UR
Contact person: dr hab. inż. Emilia Bernaś, emilia.bernas@urk.edu.pl

admission:admissions@urk.edu.pl
Fees: the candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 20 EUR
Tuition fee: 1 625 EUR/ semester
Accommodation in student house 100 EUR per month

Students limit 15 persons

English  B2 level by means of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR or equivalent

Recruitment: The recruitment process is planned for  January 2022

General information
Graduates in Food Technology and Human Nutrition are equipped with knowledge and skills in technical, technological, nutritional, and economic science. They are educated to be specialists experienced in food processing, food preservation, and storage as well as in food quality control. The graduates can therefore occupy engineering positions in enterprises, companies, or institutions engaged in the processing, control, or distribution of food as well as be employed as specialists in human nutrition. Graduates are skilled to organize production, including machinery and equipment selection, and perform economic analyses. They know the principles of the food market and product marketing as well as services which relate to the food technology and human nutrition.

Mandatory courses: Applied informatics; Applied statistics; Foreign language; Design of experiments and data analysis; Specialization seminars; Nutrigenomics, Methods in research, Packing, storage and transport of food products, New trends in food processing, Global politics in human nutrition; Food law;  Social science courses; Basics of entrepreneurship; Culture, art and tradition of the region; Diploma practice

Optional courses

Applied Industrial Enzymology, The Basic of Industrial Enzymology, Natural Sweeteners. Nutrition & health, Food Products Development, Mushroom Processing, Modern Meat,& Dairy Science And Technology, Modern Technologies Of Animal Products Processing, Modern Technologies In Fruit And Vegetable Processing, New trends in Baking Technology, Physical Chemistry of Main Food Components, Modern Aspects of Food Engineering, Fermentation Technology, Modern Aspect of Carbohydrate Chemistry & Technology, Analysis of Bioactive Compounds in Cereal Grain, Selected Topics in Modern Food Technology, Selected Topics in Modern  Nutrition, Basics of Nanotechnology

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    Animal Science - Speciality: Bioengineering in Animal Science


Faculty: Animal Sciences
Main field: Animal Science
Speciality: Bioengineering in Animal Science
Programme Director: Prof. Andrzej Sechman, PhD, DSc
Contact person: Ass. Prof. Joanna Makulska PhD, D.Sc, Joanna Kochan, PhD, joanna.makulska[a]urk.edu.pl
Fees: The candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 20 EUR
Tuition fee: Students from EU and EFTA countries - 0 Euro, other countries 1 200 EUR/ semester)

Our objectives

Primary aim of Bioengineering in Animal Science study is to train specialists with knowledge and skills in: (i) planning and organization of breeding, (ii) genetic engineering and molecular diagnostics, (iii) reproduction biotechniques, such as in vitro fertilization methods, microsurgery methods of oocyte fertilization, embryo culture methods, extracorporeal maturation of embryos, animal cloning, transgenesis, cryopreservation of oocytes and embryos, cytogenetic and molecular methods used in genetic diagnostics, (iv) cell and tissue culture methods and (v) methods of animal production. The graduates are able to communicate accurately with the various stakeholders in the verbal, written and graphical form. They can independently take decisions, organize teamwork, serve as managers as well as undertake to establish and run their own business. The graduates of this specialty can apply modern analytical methods used in research in the field of animal science. They are prepared for a professional career in research institutes (especially related to animal reproduction and animal science), the supervision of breeding and insemination services, farm companies, agricultural advisory centers, state and local government, and many other institutions of broadly defined agricultural services and after completing pedagogical education – can be employed in agricultural education. The graduates are fully prepared for independent research and taking up the third degree studies (PhD).

General information

Studies in Animal Science are offered as a one and a half-year (3 semesters) programme, a specialization within the Bioengineering in Animal Science. The programme comprises thematic subjects addressing a variety of issues, including modern methods used in livestock production and several aspects of animal breeding. The programme is composed of lectures, seminars and laboratory classes. About one third of all courses is optional.
Applicants for admission to second degree (MA) in the field of Animal Science (specialty: Bioengineering in Animal Science) should hold first university degree of studies in the field of Animal Husbandry or Animal Science. All candidates should present a language certificate from a well-recognized language school or will be requested to take an examination in English at the University of Agriculture.
Admission numbers to Bioengineering in Animal Science Programme have been limited to 15 persons, which will ensure individual working relations between students and teachers. Students' progress is evaluated on the basis of their active participation in and contribution to the programme. The programme concludes with Master Thesis leading to a Magister degree in Animal Science with a note that the programme was taught in English.

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    International Master of Horticultural Science


Faculty: Biotechnology and Horticulture
Main field: International Master of Horticultural Science
Master Degree studies (M.Sc.)
Contact person: Dariusz Grzebelus, Prof. e-mail: dariusz.grzebelus[a]urk.edu.pl
Full time studies -3 semester (1 year and 6 months)
Fees: the candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 20 EUR
Tuition fee: Students from EU and EFTA countries - 0 Euro; other countries 1000 Euro/semester

Description

The international study program "International Master of Horticultural Science" is focused on the education and training of students for their future activities in spheres of management, trade, and services as well as in governmental services at the European level. In the course of their studies, students can get a certain level of specialization on the base of passing through both obligatory and voluntary courses that have been selected with regard to current trends in modern European horticultural production. As a segment of special agricultural production, the field of studies "Horticulture" involves the horticultural industry in its complete scope and professional specialization at the level of the master degree.

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   International Master Double Degree Program in Business Economics

 
Faculty: Agriculture and Economics
Main field: Economics
Specialty: Double Degree Program in Business Economics
Program Director: dr hab. inż. Andrzej Krasnodębski, andrzej.krasnodebski[a]urk.edu.pl
Contact person: admissions[a]urk.edu.pl
Fees: The candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 20 EUR
Applications for study have to be sent till the end of June of the respective year

 

General information

Program is addressed only to the citizens of Poland and Slovakia.

The University of Krakow and Slovak Agriculture University of Nitra are the partner institutions cooperating in a joint international educational program, the “International Master Double Degree Program in Business Economics”.

The master program “International Master Double Degree Program in Business Economics” lasts four semesters (120 ECTS). The first semester of the program is attended at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra. The second semester is attended at the University of Agriculture in Krakow, the third semester of the master program have to be attended at the Slovak University of Nitra. The fourth semester is assigned to one course at the University of Agriculture in Krakow and the preparation of the master thesis at the home university.

Our objectives

Graduates of the international master double degree program in Business Economics are able to analyze complex economic relations in business processes, propose and implement managerial decisions related to functioning of those processes. They apply a high degree of autonomy and creativity at managerial decision making. They command a deep knowledge not only from operative business management but also from the area of strategic decisions from viewpoint of globalization and economy as well.

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    Renewable Energy Sources and Waste Management


 Faculty: Faculty of Production and Power Engineering
Main field: Renewable Energy Sources and Waste Management
Master Degree studies (M.Sc.)
Contact person:dr inż. Mateusz Malinowski, mail:mateusz.malinowski@urk.edu.pl                           
Full time studies -3 semester (1 year and 6 months)
Fees: the candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 20 EUR
Tuition fee: 2 000 EUR/ semester ( 2 600 Euro/semester with accomodation)

Graduates of Renewable Energy Sources and Waste Management course have profound knowledge of the technical tasks of engineering and environmental management in the area of RES & WM. They have theoretically founded thorough knowledge of RES & WM, including engineering design of equipment, installations and structures designed to generate energy from renewable sources, and of waste management issues. They also have advanced knowledge of economics and law necessary to understand non-technical conditions of engineering work adequate to RES & WM, including extensive knowledge of the function and development of rural areas. They have knowledge about the operation and reliability of machines and equipment designed for RES & WM and the rules of creating and developing business based on the knowledge of RES & WM issues.


Graduates of Renewable Energy Sources and Waste Management course can single-handedly analyse processes typical of RES & WM and optimise them through analytical methods and simulation. They are able to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of performed engineering operations, including their originality. They recognise the systemic and non-technical (environmental, economic, legal) aspects of performed engineering operations. They observe OSH rules at work. They can perform a critical analysis of the operation and evaluate existing technical solutions (in equipment, structures, systems) applied in production of energy from renewable sources and in waste management. They have the ability to identify and formulate specification of engineering task characteristic of RES & WM and can analyse single-handedly phenomena that affect production of energy from renewable sources and the impact of waste management on natural environment. They can plan and supervise the operation of machinery, technical equipment and systems to ensure failure-free operation.
Graduates of Renewable Energy Sources and Waste Management course are aware of the importance of continued education and self-improvement in their field. They understand the non-technical aspects and effects of engineering, including the impact of engineering on natural environment, and the associated responsibility for taken decisions. They have the ability to interact and work in a team, assuming various roles, and are capable of establishing priorities that serve to accomplish a self-imposed task or tasks imposed by others. They can identify and resolve dilemmas related to the practised profession. They possess an entrepreneurial mindset. They are aware of the social, professional and moral responsibility for the natural environment (they are familiar with practices aimed at reducing the negative impact of performed RES & WM operations).

 

 


    Food Engineering

 

Food Engineering - Discipline: Nutrition and Food Technology

 Faculty: Food Technology
Main field: Food Technology and Human Nutrition
Discipline: Nutrition and Food Technology
Program Director: prof. dr. hab. Aleksandra Duda-Chodak
Contact person: dr hab. inż. Anna Ptaszek, anna.ptaszek@urk.edu.pl
Fees: the candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 20 EUR
Tuition fee: 1 700 EUR/ semester
Accommodation in student house 100 EUR per month

Students limit: 30 persons

English  B2 level by means of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR or equivalent

 
General information

Graduates in Food Engineering are equipped with knowledge and skills in the field of food engineering as well as food technology and nutrition and is prepared to work on engineering and managerial  positions in food industry. She/he knows the principles of market operation and understands the basics of marketing products and services related to planning and food production management, as well as knows the formal and legal issues functioning in this segment of economic activity. Has habits of lifelong learning and knows how to use a specialist language in the field of study. The graduate is prepared to undertake research challenges. A graduate of Food Engineering is prepared to work in all types of food industry production plants, including those dealing with the preparation of functional additives for food or industry units dealing with the design and construction of equipment for food industry plants. The graduate also has the necessary basics in the field of law and economy needed to set up his own business.

 

Candidate

Admission to full-time second-cycle studies in the field of Food Engineering may be applied to all who have obtained a diploma with the professional title of engineer in the fields of Food Technology and Human Nutrition, Brewing and Malting, Food Production Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Chemical Technology, Nanotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemical Technology, Biotechnology (including Industrial Biotechnology or Food Biotechnology), Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering and Agroengineering. Graduates of other fields of study will also be admitted, however, the prerequisite is to have the professional title of engineer/master's degree in engineering or to obtain at least 210 ECTS in the undergraduate courses of first-cycle studies, covering engineering competences.

Applicants should be fluent in English (B2 level by means of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR or equivalent). In case of lack of language certificate an online interview is possible.

 

Study Courses

Mandatory courses: Fundamentals of food technology, Basics of programming, Physical chemistry, Foreign language, Modern technologies of animal products processing, Modern technologies of carbohydrate processing, Modern technologies of plant processing, Culture, art and tradition of the region, Statistics and experiment design, Nutrigenomics, Food engineering, Process control, Food Law, Fundamentals of entrepreneurship, Communication in management, Computational methods in food engineering.

Optional courses: Nutrition and health, Basics of human nutrition, Methods of sensory and physicochemical food analysis, General food analysis, Applied enzymology, Basics of industrial enzymology, Fermentation technology, Industrial microbiology, Food nanotechnology, New materials and biomaterials in the packaging sector, Bioreactor engineering, Process dynamics, Food production technology and hygiene - modern methods and trends in gastronomy, Functional and regional cuisine

Description of the program Food Technology and Human Nutrition graduate studies:

After finishing the study graduate will have the ability to use advanced knowledge in the field of food engineering, food chemistry, technical, technological and economic sciences. The graduate become a specialist in the field of processing, preservation and designing of food systems, its quality as well as  processing of food on industrial scale. Additionally, he will know the principles of proper human nutrition and marketing including food law. He will be prepared to work as an engineer and/or manager in food processing factories as well as other units dealing with the acquisition, storage and distribution of food. The graduate will also be able to organize production, including the design of technological lines, selection of equipment, and to conduct an economic calculation of production. Using a computer technologies graduate will be able to manage and control technological processes. The graduate will also be prepared to take up scientific research and ready to realize his own PhD thesis.

Overall conditions:

Staff: All the teachers involved in the program are researchers and teachers making up a highly qualified staff of the University of Agriculture, each holding at least a PhD degree and fluent in English. Some classes and lectures may be taught by foreign teachers, currently employed as visiting professors to make the program more attractive and diversified.

 

 

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