University of Barcelona

Environmental Agrobiology

Course curriculum

The master's degree in Environmental Agrobiology is a one-year programme with a study load of 60 credits distributed as follows: 18 compulsory credits, 24 optional credits and 18 credits for the final project.

The course syllabus is comprised of subjects that are taught over the two semesters of the academic year. There is no overlap between the periods in which subjects are taught.

The master's program contains the following structure:

  • Compulsory subjects (18 credits), which constitute the basis of the master's degree and consist on 3 subjects
  • Optional subjects (24 credits), to choose from an offer of 36 credits that encompass diverse areas of knowledge related to environmental agrobiology such as sustainable crop production, biological disease control, phytoremediation, remote sensing, phenotyping, agrigenomics, biostimulants, post-harvest, functional foods, product development and business management.
  • Compulsory final project (18 credits), which must be completed in research groups in public or private entities or in companies in the sector.

A total of 36 optional credits are offered, and students must obtain 24 credits by taking any of the optional subjects. The offering of optional subjects is 1.5:1. Consequently, there is a lot of flexibility in the course syllabus, and students can focus on priorities in their future career.