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About IMHS

Thhe University of Agriculture in Krakow / Faculty of Horticulture and Mendel University in Brno / Faculty of Horticulture and Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra / Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering are the partner institutions cooperating in a joint international educational programme, the “International Master of Science in Horticulture” (MSc IHS).

The international study programme “International Master of Science in Horticulture” is focused on the education and training of students for their future activities in spheres of management, trade, and services as well as in governmental services at the European level. In the course of their studies, students can get a certain level of specialisation on the base of passing through both obligatory and voluntary courses that have been selected with regard to current trends in modern European horticultural production. As a segment of special agricultural production, the field of studies “Horticulture” involves the horticultural industry in its complete scope and professional specialisations at the level of the master degree. The main goal of studies is to inform students about the current situation in the field of horticultural production with regard to international aspects and to prepare graduated experts capable of applying gained knowledge in domains of both theory and practice.

The key advantage of students in this study programme will be their good orientation in the European horticultural industry that they will acquire during their study stays at partner universities in different countries. Within the framework of studies, great impact will be laid on the current problems of modern horticulture that concern above all domains of vegetable production, pomiculture, viticulture, greenhouse production, plant biotechnologies, storage of horticultural products, their quality etc. The central point of this study programme will be the elaboration of a diploma thesis, in which students will have a chance to specialize themselves and investigate a certain part of the horticultural industry.

Thanks to facultative subjects, students will be able to extend their knowledge about many other different parts of the horticultural production that will be involved in a complex manner into this study programme.

Study structure

  • The master program in “International Master of Science in Horticulture (MSc IHS) lasts four semesters (120 ECTS).
  • The first semester of programme is attended at the University of Agriculture in Krakow, Faculty of Horticulture.
  • The second semester will be attended at the Mendel University, Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice.
  • Third semester of the MSc IHS have to be attended at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering.
  • Students have to choose from the pool of subjects offered by the partner universities, whereas some subjects are mandatory.
  • The fourth semester is assigned to the preparation of the master thesis at home university.


1st year

Winter semester: University of Krakow, Poland

Biostatistics (info list)
Integrated Protection of Horticultural Crops (info list)
Plant Molecular Genetics and Genomics (info list)
Polymers in Horticulture (info list)
Principles of Plant Cell and Tissue Cultures (info list)
Social Insect Ecology (info list)
Soilless Cultivation Systems (info list)

Summer semester: MENDELU, Czech Republic

Applied Plant Biotechnology (info list)
Stone Fruit Production (info list)
Sophisticated Vegetable Production (info list)
Wine Technology
Fruit Storage (info list)
Technology of Fruit Distillates (info list)
Horticulture Machinery

2nd year

Winter semester: Slovak University of Agriculture, Slovakia

Horticulture Dendrology (info list)
Integrated Systems of Fruit Production (info list)
Post-Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops (info list)
Pruning and Training of Fruit Trees (info list)
Special Fruit Growing (info list)
Grape and Wine Evaluation (info list)
Quality Management Systems in Horticulture (info list)
Vegetable Seed Production (info list)
SS/home university

Diploma Thesis

Study plan (table here).