Vinifera EuroMaster (M.Sc.)

European lecture hall: studying without limits

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The Vinifera EuroMaster program is a joint program offered by a consortium of highly reputed European institutions of higher education (Lisbon Technical University, Portugal; Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain; Montpellier SupAgro, France; consortium of the universities of Turin and Udine, Italy; Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany) who are active in the fields of viticulture, enology and wine business. The program is coordinated by Montpellier SupAgro.

The first year of study is jointly conducted in English by all partners of the consortium in Montpellier. During the second year, the master's students switch into one of the consortium members' master’s programs, according to their career objectives. All courses in the second year, with the exception of courses in Madrid, are taught in English. The Vinifera program mirrors the diversity of European viticulture and enology, and profits from the wealth of knowledge and experience of its partner institutions.

The program received Erasmus Mundus status in summer 2009. This is an EU-financed scholarship program aimed at highly-motivated Bachelor graduates from Europe and worldwide, who are to be trained to international management level for all sectors of the wine industry as well as for careers in scientific research.

The EMaVE Consortium

  • France: Montpellier SupAgro and Bordeaux Sciences Agro
  • Italy: Cosorzio delle Università di Torino, Milano, Palermo, Foggia, Sassari and Consorzio delle Università di Udine, Padova, Verona, Bolzano
  • Portugal: Universidade Técnica de Lisboa ISA and Universidade de Porto
  • Spain: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - ETSIA
  • Germany: Hochschule Geisenheim University
Facts, deadlines and requirements at a glance
Academic degree Master of Science
Degree program focus Viticulture, Enology, Wine Business
Standard study period 4 semesters, thereof two at the University of Montpellier and two at another university of the consortium's partners
Place of study Montpellier and one of the following: Geisenheim, Lisboa, Madrid, Turin or Udine
Language lectures are mainly delivered in English language, except for Spain where teaching is entirely in Spanish
Start of course Winter semester
Admission requirement B.Sc. in Viticulture & Enology, Plant Production, Food Sciences or closely related areas of studies
Admission restriction selection procedure
Degree program advice Prof. Dr. Manfred Stoll
Application via vinifera-euromaster.eu
Your Contact for Degree Program Advice
Manfred Stoll
Prof. Dr. Manfred Stoll
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Phone über +49 6722 502 141
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Degree Program's Content

The Master’s program is divided into two years of study, comprising 120 credit points (ECTS) overall. The introductory week, the lectures as well as the language training in the first year are organized and held at Montpellier Supagro, and taught by lecturers from all partner institutions.

The lecture content ranges from “Viticulture”, “Enology” and “Economics for the Wine Industry” to seminars covering scientific work (please see the Module Handbook; 1st year). The first year is completed with a 3-week module at Bordeaux Science Agro.

Eine Gruppe von Studierenden läuft mit ihrer Dozentin durch eine Rebzeile. © Hochschule Geisenheim

The second half of the program takes place at one of the partner institutes. During the third and fourth semesters, lectures, practical exercises, research projects and seminars offered by the partner institution are taken (please see the Module Handbook; 2nd year).

The Master Thesis, which can also be undertaken in cooperation with an associated partner in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, South America or South Africa, completes the Master’s Program.

Professional prospects for graduates

Be ready for an international career

You will master the given tasks because:

  • You have a well-founded knowledge in viticulture, enology, business and technology. With an international career you will stay true to your previous path and assume leading and executive functions, while also being in demand in your national wine industry and in the civil service.
  • You are able to work scientifically, or you are passionate about a topic and continue by getting your PhD.
  • During your studies you have started to build an international network. The cultural experience will also stay with you your entire life!

 

Eine junge Frau steht zwischen Weinreben. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
Eine Hand in Gummihandschuhen legt eine einzelne Weinbeere in ein abschließbares Gefäß. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
Mehrere junge Menschen sitzen an Tischreihen und schauen gespannt nach vorne. © Hochschule Geisenheim
Ein junger Mann in Gummistiefeln liest im Weinberg Trauben. © Hochschschule Geisenheim
Scientific research at Hochschule Geisenheim University

Research along the Complete Supply Chain

Research at Hochschule Geisenheim University covers aspects of the complete supply chain of special crops. It ranges from the development of cultivated landscapes and regions, through scientific projects with special relevance for the cultivation of vines and other crop plants, to production and quality aspects and marketing. These research areas are thus consistently within the context of future global challenges facing the agriculture and nutrition sector.

 

 

The Vinifera-degree program was a special opportunity for me. And that is what one should always do: seize opportunities.Lishi Zeng, Graduate of Vinifera EuroMaster (M.Sc.)