Master Degree in Horticulture, Specialization: General Horticulture


Area of Studies

agricultural sciences



Degree (in English)

second, MSc

  • English
Course Duration

3 semesters

ECTS points



Faculty of Horticulture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

Tuition and Other Fees

4100 PLN/semester; for Polish nationals: free of charge

Application Deadline(s)

Date of commencement of studies: March / October Recruitment calendar -

Course Description

Course Profile

Aim of the programme:

The goal is to make an educational offer of the second cycle studies in the field of General Horticulture and therefore increase chances in the Polish and international job markets. As part of General Horticulture, we offer a wide range of practical classes, including work in a modern greenhouse and laboratories. Study also provides with competencies in soft skills: problem-solving; accumulation, elaboration and critical data analysis; propagation of knowledge, working in the multidisciplinary team.


Main mandatory subjects:

1 Year

Herbal raw materials, Plant functioning under environmental stresses, Advanced information technologies, Intellectual property, Molecular biology, Sustainable horticulture, Diploma seminar, Facultative subjects: Ornamental plants in human environment, Fruits of the world, Medicinal and aromatic plants, Applied of plant pathology, Seed production, Dendrology.

2 Year

Ecotoxicology, Plant Laboratory, The microworld of fungi, Insect behavior – from mechanisms to practical issues, Modern technologies in plant production, Diploma seminar, Facultative subjects: Propagation of ornamental plants, Integrated pests management, Biological control, Breeding methods of fruit plants, Propagation of fruits plants, Plants in human diet, Breeding methods of ornamental plants.

3 Year

Diploma seminar, Facultative subjects: Business law, Plants’ mysteries under microscope, Indoor flowers arrangements, Ecology of microorganisms, Quality evaluation of plant products, Physiological basis of vegetable and medicinal plants production


Career prospects:

The alumni can find jobs in:

-          in horticultural production;

-          private agribusiness;

-          horticultural consulting;

-          raw materials and cosmetic laboratories;

-          education;

-          scientific and research institutions.

Education Requirements

Entry requirements:

-          diploma of the first-level studies on plants (Horticulture, Forestry, Agriculture, Plant Health Protection, etc.);

-      diploma of related field of the first cycle studies, for which the effects of education are convergent with the learning outcomes expected of the candidates; if the convergence is incomplete, the student will be obliged to supplement the competence gaps by completing the subjects specified during the interview, in an amount not exceeding 30 ECTS, which is the limit of admissible discrepancy (Candidates perma­nently living outside Poland, who cannot come personally to interview, will be qualified on the basis of the documentation);

-          in the case of the number of candidates exceeding the admission limit the average grade from first-cycle studies is taken in to account;

-          confirmed knowledge of English (certificate of English language at least level B2);


Student Affairs Office:

Faculty Coordinators: dr hab. Ewa Zaraś-Januszkiewicz, Vice Dean for Didactics;

dr hab. Dariusz Sochacki – Faculty Coordinator