Study modules in the Master's Programme in Agricultural Sciences

The scope of the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences is 120 credits (ECTS), to be completed in two academic years. It comprises of 90 credits of advanced studies in the selected study track (incl. your Master's thesis) and 30 credits of other studies.

The advanced studies consist of joint courses and study track specific studies. By choosing alternative modules inside your selected study track, you will be able to deepen your expertise in particular areas of the selected study track. You can find the alternative modules of the programme's four study tracks presented below.

Joint studies in the Plant Production Sciences study track, 15 credits

  • IPS-002 Plants in Changing World, 5 cr
  • IPS-113 Lectures in Plant Physiology, 5 cr
  • An optional course according to PSP, 5 cr

Alternative modules in the Plant Production Sciences study track, 30 credits

Choose 2x15 cr modules or 1x30 cr module

Agroecology module:

Agroecology, 30 credits

  • AGRI-211 Wildlife in Farming Environment, 5 cr
  • AGRI-212 Ecological Farming Methods, 5 cr
  • AGRI-221 Agroecology: Working with the Complexity of Farming Systems, 5 cr
  • AGRI-222 Sustainable Food Systems, 5 cr
  • ECGS-001 Introduction to Sustainability Science, 5 cr

+ Choose one alternative 5 cr course here:

  • ECGS-601 Ecosystems and climate change, 5 cr
  • ECGS-081 Analytical approaches to human environmental interaction, 5 cr
  • An optional ECGS course according to PSP, 5 cr

Plant Breeding modules:

Plant Breeding, 15 credits

  • AGRI-231 Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources, 5 cr
  • AGRI-232 Breeding of Crop Plants, 5 cr
  • AGRI-233 Forest Tree Breeding, 5 cr

Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, 15 credits  

  • IPS-121 Plant Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 5 cr
  • IPS-122 Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, 5 cr
  • IPS-123 Laboratory Course in Plant Biotechnology, 5 cr

Crop Science module:

Crop Science, 30 credits

  • AGRI-241 Field Crop Quality, 5 cr
  • AGRI-242 Field Crop Quality Laboratory course, 5 cr
  • AGRI-243 Herbicides, 5 cr
  • AGRI-244 Crop Ecology, 5 cr
  • AGRI-245 Crop Science and Horticulture Practicals, 5 cr

+ Choose one alternative 5 cr course here:

  • IPS-122 Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, 5 cr
  • AGRI-212 Ecological Farming Methods, 5 cr

Plant Pathology modules:

Plant Pathology, 15 credits

  • AGRI-251 Fungal Plant Pathogens, 5 cr
  • AGRI-252 Plant Pathogenic Bacteria, 5 cr
  • AGRI-253 Plant Virology, 5 cr

Epidemiology and Control of Plant Diseases, 15 credits

  • AGRI-261 Epidemiology and Ecology of Plant Pathogens, 5 cr
  • AGRI-262 Advanced Training in a Plant Pathology Research Group, 5 cr
  • AGRI-263 Plant-Microbe Interactions, 5 cr

Agricultural Zoology module:

Entomology, 15 credits

  • AGRI-271 Biological Control, 5 cr
  • AGRI-272 Integrated Pest Management, 5 cr
  • AGRI-273 Extended Insect Identification, 5 cr

Horticulture modules:

Horticulture, 30 credits

  • AGRI-281 Postharvest Physiology and Technology, 5 cr
  • AGRI-282 Greenhouse Production and Management, 5 cr
  • AGRI-283 Berry and Fruit Crop Production, 5 cr
  • AGRI-245 Crop Science and Horticulture Practicals, 5 cr
  • IPS-122 Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, 5 cr
  • IPS-123 Laboratory Course in Plant Biotechnology, 5 cr

Viherala, 15 credits

  • AGRI-291 Viheralueiden kasvit, 5 cr

+ Choose two alternative 5 cr courses from here :

  • AGRI-292 Taajamien viheralueet, 5 cr
  • AGRI-293 Kaupunkibiotoopit, 5 cr
  • AGRI-294 Horticulture for Human Well-being and Green Care, 5 cr
  • AGRI-295 Puutarhatieteen projektityö, 5 cr
  • AGRI-296 Kaupunkiviljely, 5 cr

Joint studies in the Animal Science study track, 15 credits

  • AGRI-301 Animal Genomics and Nutrition, 5 cr
  • AGRI-302 Animal Production and Society, 5 cr
  • AGRI-303 Farm Animal Behaviour and Welfare, 5 cr

Alternative modules in the Animal Science study track, 30 credits

Choose 2x15 cr modules

Animal Breeding modules:

Animal Breeding Theory, 15 credits                              

  • AGRI-311 Animal Data Analysis, 5 cr                    
  • AGRI-312 BLUP and Variance Components, 5 cr                                       
  • AGRI-313 Selection Theory, 5 cr                         

Quantitative and Population Genetics, 15 credits            

  • AGRI-321 Quantitative Genetics, 5 cr                   
  • GMB-204 2 Population Genetics, 5 cr                              
  • GMB-206 Gene Mapping, 5 cr                                      

Animal Nutrition modules:

Animal Physiology, 15 credits                                           

  • AGRI-331 Ruminant Nutrition Physiology, 5 cr                    
  • AGRI-332 Production Physiology of Farm Animals, 5 cr                           
  • AGRI-333 Endocrinology of Farm Animals, 5 cr                                         

Feed Science, 15 credits                                                   

  • AGRI-341 Feed Evaluation and Diet Formulation, 5 cr                             
  • AGRI-342 Feed Science and Technology, 5 cr     
  • AGRI-343 Modelling and Data Analysis in Animal Nutrition, 5 cr

Joint studies in the Agrotechnology study track, 30 credits

  • AGRI-101 Energy and Agriculture, 5 cr
  • AGRI-104 Measurement Technology, 5 cr
  • AGRI-106 Smart Farming (web course), 5 cr
  • AGRI-132 Crop Production Technology  (literature exam), 5 cr
  • AGRI-133 Tractors and Self-Propelled Agricultural Machines, 5 cr
  • ME-204 Geoinformatics 1  (web course), 5 cr

Alternative modules in the Agrotechnology study track, 15 credits

Choose 1x15 cr module

Environmental Technology in Agriculture, 15 credits            

  • AGRI-141 Environmental Technology in Agriculture Crop Production, theoretical bases, 5 cr                                                      
  • AGRI-142 Environmental Technology in Agriculture, exercises, 5 cr                                                        
  • AGRI-143 Environmental Technology in Agriculture, applications, 5 cr                                                      

Agricultural Engineering, 15 credits            

  • AGRI-151 Agricultural Automation, 5 cr                                                           
  • AGRI-152 Design and Simulation of Agricultural Machines, 5 cr                                                       
  • AGRI-153 Agricultural Robotics, 5 cr      

Joint studies in the Environmental Soil Science study track, 15 credits

  • Study units agreed in the PSP

Compulsory module in the Environmental Soil Science study track, 30 credits

Choose 1x30 credit module

Environmental Soil Science, 30 credits

  • AGRI-411 Soil Hydrology, 5 cr
  • AGRI-412 Environmental Soil Science Readings II, 5 cr
  • AGRI-413 Advanced Soil Science, 5 cr
  • AGRI-414 Pedogenesis and Soil Classification, 5 cr
  • AGRI-415 Soil Science Laboratory III, 10 cr
  • AGRI-001 Personal Study Plan (PSP)
  • AGRI-002 Research Design and Analysis, 5 cr
  • AGRI-003 Scientific Writing and Seminar , 5 cr
  • AGRI-004 Literature, 5 cr
  • AGRI-005 Master’s Thesis, 30 cr
  • VIIKM-001 Master’s Maturity Test
  • AGRI-017 Advanced Training in a Research Group, 5-10  cr
  • AGRI-018 Practical Training, 5-10  cr
  • AGRI-019 Supervision of Younger Students in Agricultural Sciences, 1-5 cr
  • AGRI-020 Study Group in Agricultural Sciences, 1-3 cr
  • AGRI-021 Project work, 5 cr
  • Work-2 Demola Co-Creation Working Life Project (Master´s level), 5 cr
  • VIIKM-002 Tutoring, 5 cr
  • VIIKM-005 Demanding participation in administrative bodies and student organisations, 2-5 cr
  • VIIKM-006 Halloped Training & Support – Training in Administration and Mentoring in Professionals Skills for Student Representatives

Orientation, language courses, courses from other universities

  • VIIKM-003 Orientation Course, 1 cr           
  • KK-ENG501 Academic Writing for Students in Master's Degree Programmes 1 (CEFR C1), 2 cr          
  • KK-ENG502 Academic Writing for Students in Master's Degree Programmes 2 (CEFR C1), 2 cr          
  • VIIKM-100 Studies Accomplished at Another University, 1-15 cr  
  • VIIKM-200 Study Module Accomplished at Another University, 15-45 cr  
  • Other studies

Methodological courses according to the study track (examples)

  • Statistics, programming, bioinformatics, mathematics, computer sciences and GIS courses
  • Chemistry lab course, gene technology lab course

Optional AGRI-courses according to the study track (examples)

  • AGRI-201 Plant Production in the Tropics, 5 cr
  • AGRI-247 Tropical Plants of Economical Importance, 2 cr