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Graduate (Master) studies

Graduate studies lasts for four semesters (two years). Two-year study programme offers combination of compulsory and optional modules. There are 10 compulsory modules in the first year. During third semester in their second year, students choose five modules from a joint catalogue of optional modules offered at the Faculty of agriculture, or from the list of optional modules offered at other Universities in Croatia and partner universities abroad. This selection of modules is done with the assistance of the mentor and the coordinator of the study. During forth semester students work on their thesis which is worth 30 ECTS credits. Working on thesis requires from students independent research work, which enables them not only to gain knowledge of the problem they are working on, but also to acquire methods of scientific approach in analyzing problems and making conclusions based on a large number of data. Master study modules comprise 75 in-class lectures and are worth 6 ECTS credits. Modules are carried out in a block system: module takes three weeks and it finishes with an exam.

Graduate (Master) studies at Faculty of Agriculture are:

1. Agroeconomics

Graduates of the master study Agroeconomics are qualified to work in enterprises for production, processing and trade of agricultural products, marketing and transport of the agricultural and food products, as well as raw materials and other secondary materials needed in agriculture. Other positions that they can occupy are: giving expert evaluation in government agencies, working in banks, insurance companies, the customs and other related departments. Considering their broad knowledge, they can also pursue their scientific career within institutions engaged in agroeconomical or related researches.

2. Plant production (4 directions)

Graduates of the master study Plant Production are qualified to work in different fields that are directly or indirectly connected to plant production. Depending on a choice of major and optional modules, graduates can run plant production on agricultural enterprises, or lead the selection of new hybrids and sorts at crop improvement institutes, run a process of crop yield production, work in laboratories as experts in the field of soil analysis and fertilization, or in laboratories for determine quality of seeds, run phytopathological stations within the customs, etc. Completed experts of these studies can work in the county or government agencies for agriculture, or extension. Considering their broad knowledge, they can also pursue their scientific career within institutions engaged in a broad spectra of researches connected to plant production.

3. Organic agriculture

Graduates of the master study Organic Agriculture are qualified to work in different fields connected to organic plant and animal production. They can run organic production on agricultural enterprises, because they are familiar with all the aspects of that kind of production - legislative, organic plant and animal production, market and marketing of organic products. Completed experts of these studies can work in the county or government agencies for development of organic agriculture, or in extension. Considering their broad knowledge, they can also pursue their scientific career within institutions engaged in a broad spectra of researches connected to organic agricultural production.

4. Mechanization

Graduated experts of master study Mechanization are qualified for work in the fields of production, operating, using and maintenance of agricultural mechanization. They are also qualified for running and working in agricultural contracting businesses or machinery dealerships, importers, manufacture, production of transporting equipment in agriculture, and working in Production plants for final processing and drying of crops. According to the selected optional modules they can work as managers in the firms manufacturing agricultural machines and equipment. Considering their broad knowledge, they can also pursue their scientific career within institutions engaged in a broad spectra of researches connected to upgrading of existing and developing new agricultural machines.

5. Zootechnique (3 directions)

Graduates of master study Zootechnique are qualified to work in different fields that are directly or indirectly connected to cattle raising production. Depending on their choice of major and optional modules, graduates are qualified for independent running of cattle breeding on agricultural enterprises, or lead the selection animals, run a process of fodder production, work in laboratories as experts in the field of control and analysis of animal products, run firms for production and sale of apiarian products, manage hunting husbandries, manage affaires connected to maintaining and increasing game stocks in hunting-grounds, etc. Completed experts of these studies can work in the county or government agencies for agriculture, or extension. Considering their broad knowledge, they can also pursue their scientific career within institutions engaged in a broad spectra of researches connected to cattle breeding.

6. Vegetable and flower growing

Graduates of master study Vegetable and flower growing are qualified to work in different fields that are directly or indirectly connected to vegetable and flower production. Depending on their choice of major and optional modules, graduates are qualified for independent running of plant production (production of vegetables and flowers in open or in controlled conditions) or lead the selection of new hybrids and varieties at breeding institutes, run a process of vegetables and flowers seed production, work in laboratories as experts in the field of soil analysis, and fertilization for vegetables and flowers. Completed experts of these studies can work in the county or government agencies for agriculture, or extension. Considering their broad knowledge, they can also pursue their scientific career within institutions engaged in a broad spectra of researches connected to improvement of vegetables and flowers production.

7. Fruit growing, viticulture and vine production (2 directions)

Graduates of master study Fruit growing, viticulture and vine production are qualified to work in different fields that are directly or indirectly connected to fruit production, viticulture or vine production. Depending on their choice of major and optional modules, graduates are qualified for independent running of fruit, grapes or vine production, or lead the selection of new varieties at breeding institutes, run a process of reproduction material production, work in laboratories as experts in the field of products analyses, etc. Completed experts of these studies can work in the county or government agencies for agriculture, or extension. Considering their broad knowledge, they can also pursue their scientific career within institutions engaged in a broad spectra of researches connected to improvement of fruit and grapes production.

Degree

Having completed their studies successfully by obtaining 120 ECTS credits, and making and defending of the thesis, students receive the degree Master of Agricultural Sciences.