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Варшавский университет естесcтвенных наук – SGGW

address: ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02-787 Warsaw, Poland
phone: +48 22 593 10 25
e-mail: masterstudies@sggw.pl    internet: www.sggw.pl

Food Technology and Human Nutrition, Specialization: Organic Food Quality and Marketing, within the ELLS EUR-Organic - European Master in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems)


second, MSc


4 semesters Two years (2 semesters in “home university”, 2 semesters in “host university”); start: September, with a joint 1-week EUR-Organic start-up module that is compulsory for all students enrolled in the programme.




Mission of the EUR-Organic Master Programme
The international Double Degree M.Sc. programme EUR-Organic offers a comprehensive and integrative education in all areas of organic farming, as well as the processing and commercialisation of organic food. The core of EUR-Organic is comprised of areas of specialisation that enable the students to benefit from the different foci of organic agriculture teaching and research of the EUR-Organic partner universities: University of Hohenheim, Germany (UHOH) focuses primarily on the Food Chain, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria (BOKU) emphasises the system approach of organic farming. At Aarhus University, Denmark (AU) students can focus on either Animal Health and Welfare or Plant Nutrition and Health. Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS) offers a specialised study profile on "Organic Food Quality and Marketing". Our partner ISARA Lyon, France is offering a specialisation in the field of “Agroecology”. In order to benefit from this complementary expertise and to get most of the programme, it is required that students spend one year at their chosen “home university” (warning! Only UHOH, BOKU or AU are available as home universities!) and one year at their chosen host university (any of the 5 EUR-Organic partners).

Programme Structure
The full M.Sc. study programme is made up of 120 ECTS (credits): Two Basic Semester Packages (2 x 30 ECTS), one Specialisation Semester Package (30 ECTS) and a master thesis (30 ECTS). The program starts with a 1 week joint start-up module that is compulsory for all students enrolled in the double degree programme. During the M.Sc. programme all double degree students are studying at two different EUR-Organic partner universities. The university where the student is accepted in the first year of the EUR-Organic is referred to as the “home university”. The university that the student chooses as second university is referred to as the “host university”. As WULS-SGGW and ISARA – Lyon do not offer a full MSc programme yet, students can currently choose between BOKU, UHOH and AU as home university and between UHOH, AU, BOKU, ISARA and WULS-SGGW as host university. The master thesis has to be assigned to the host university, but is supervised jointly by the home and host university.

Educational outcomes
The presented M.Sc. programme offers an insight into all important components of the farming and food systems. Students acquire high quality interdisciplinary knowledge and analytical skills appropriate to meet the demands faced by employees both in the private and public sector. Graduates are highly competitive on the international job market, especially in the fast growing organic sector. Students completing the Master in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems at two universities are awarded a full Master degree from both universities




Students from all countries of the world can apply for the EUR-Organic Master. Application should be made to one of the “home Universities” (UHOH, BOKU or AU).
Deadline for application is 1st June for students within EU/EEA and 15th March for students from outside EU/EEA. Students pay the tuition fee according to the rules of the university where they are registered as fulltime students, i.e. their “home university”, during both study years. Students are exempted from paying tuition fee at their “host university”.


Contact EUR-Organic administrative coordinators for all questions related to application procedures, study contents, and programme management:
Contact at WULS-SGGW (Poland): Dominika Średnicka-Tober, tel. +48 22 593 70 35; e-mail: dominika_srednicka_tober@sggw.pl
Contact at UHOH (Germany): Kerstin Hoffbauer, tel. +49 711-45-92-33-28; e-mail: Kerstin.Hoffbauer@uni-hohenheim.de
Contact at BOKU (Austria): Ulrike Piringer, tel. +43 14-76-54-26-21; e-mail: ulrike.piringer@boku.ac.at; eur-organic@boku.ac.at
Contact at AU (Denmark): Mette Glerup Thomsen, tel. +45 8715-11-97; e-mail: mgt@science.au.dk
Contact at ISARA, Lyon, France: Sigolène Verneret, tel. +33 427-85-85-10; e-mail: sverneret@isara.fr




Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

education requirements

B.Sc. or equivalent degree in agriculture or related disciplines (e.g. biology, food technology, economics, human nutrition, environmental sciences); fluency in English.