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MScPlant Protection

University of Pannonia
Hungary, Veszprém
Georgikon Faculty Hungary, Keszthely
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Program description:
The aim of the programme is to train specialists with the degree of Master in Plant Protection, who are capable of fulfilling the directional, managing, organizing, consulting, regulating and marketing tasks related to plant protection, based on their wide theoretical knowledge. Masters will be able to detect the organisms which threaten plants (pathogens, pests, weeds) and will be acquainted with their biology, reproduction and with the effects and mechanisms of chemicals used in plant protection. They will know how to prevent the harm and damage caused by the above-mentioned organisms, including procedures for ecological and integrated plant protection aimed at reducing the pesticide-load on the environment. Our successful students will be aware of the role of plant protection in the safety of food, processors, consumers and the environment and they will be qualified to use restricted chemicals. A further aim of the course is to prepare students for research work and PhD training in the field of plant protection. Knowledge to be acquired at the MSc specialization: botanical, chemical, ecological, molecular biological, agrozoological, phytopathological, herbological and plant cultivation knowledge, natural, economical, commercial, environmental protectional, rural developmental, business and management knowledge necessary for the practice of our specialization, economical and mechanical knowledge in the field of plant protection, technical, technological knowledge, plant biotechnological, resistance biological, diagnostic knowledge, knowledge of professional consultation and operating the system of supporting decision.

Entry requirements:
Applicants intending to join a master programme should hold undergraduate degree (B.Sc. or equivalent) in relevant field of science or related area. Degree qualifications are assessed individually in accordance with the diploma (Degree Certificate) and its attachments, or with the Report of Study (Index). Acceptable courses: natural sciences, technical and social sciences, horticultural production, plant protection, crop production, animal husbandry and economics, according to the comparison determined in the law of higher education and the related ministerial decrees. Excellent command of English in case of English course.

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After sending all the necessary application documents, the applicant takes a professional entrance examination (video conference or personal interview in Keszthely) organised by the Faculty Admissions Board, which then makes a recommendation on the acceptance of the applicant. A Letter of Notification is sent to the applicant based on the result of the entrance examination. If the applicant has successfully met the requirements of the entrance examination, the following documents have to be sent to the University of Pannonia, Georgikon Faculty – these are also necessary to the visa application (non-EU students): 1. verification of the transfer of the tuition fee covering the first semester of the academic programme, 2. bank statement confirming availability of the sum of money necessary for one year’s residence in Hungary. After receiving the two complete accurate documents, an Official Letter of Admission will be prepared and sent electronically and/or via post to the applicant. Receiving the Official Letter of Admission, the non-EU country citizen, who is accepted for the academic programme, has to apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of Hungary in the applicant’s country or a neighbouring country. Only after obtaining the visa, should the non-EU country citizens admitted to the academic programme start organising their travel to Hungary and inform the Georgikon Faculty of their date of arrival.

Ms Beáta Zsankó-Bődör
program administrator

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States