VITIS-VINUM is a double Master's degree program, jointly delivered by a consortium of the renowned Universities of Torino (on behalf of the consortium Torino, Milano, Palermo, Sassari and Foggia), Udine (on behalf of the consortium Udine, Padova, Verona and Bolzano) and Geisenheim.
The program focuses on vine cultivation, winemaking and wine marketing, as well as quality management, analysis and certification. Besides learning about new enological procedures, students are taught how to develop effective marketing strategies – which makes them much in demand as consultants by companies in the wine sector.
Graduates of the VITIS-VINUM German-Italian double degree program are ideally equipped for managerial and leadership responsibilities in nationally and internationally active companies.
|Academic degree||Master of Science|
|Degree program focus||Viticulture, Enology, Wine Business|
|Standard study period||4 semesters|
|Place of study||Semester 1 and 2 take place in the Master degree program in Viticulture and Enology at the home university of the Consorzio delle Università di Torino (institutional coordinator), Milano, Palermo, Foggia, Sassari or the Consorzio delle Università di Udine (institutional coordinator), Padova e Verona. Semester 3 and 4 take place at Geisenheim University.|
|Language||Lectures in Italy are delivered in Italian language, teaching in Geisenheim is entirely in English|
|Start of course||Winter semester|
|Admission requirement||B.Sc. in Viticulture & Enology, Plant Production, Food Sciences or closely related areas of studies|
|Admission restriction||CEFR B2 for both Italian and English; English certificates for second year at Geisenheim – IELTS (minimum 6) or TOEFL (minimum 80 points; internet-based test) or Cambridge First Certificate -FCE (minimum grade B)|
|Degree program advice||Prof. Dr. Manfred Stoll|
|Application||via Università Turin or Università Udine|
The VITIS-VINUM program provides graduates with a solid and comprehensive academic training in the fields of viticulture and enology, quality control in the production and processing of grapes, as well as economics and marketing. The course teaches high-level knowledge and skills to enable you to work efficiently in the wine industry.
Modules offered at Geisenheim University in third Semester are:
First-year classes will be held at the University of Torino or the University of Udine, and are conducted in Italian. Italian language skills of at least CEFR B1 (at the time of application) and CEFR B2 (at the time of enrollment) are therefore a requirement.
Second-year classes will be held at Geisenheim University. Whereas semester 3 offers in depth knowledge in current research and industry topics semester 4 is reserved for the master thesis. The master thesis covers the elaboration of an adequate and independent scientific research project implementing scientific methods in a given time. It can be carried out in connection with an experimental research project.
Requirements for the second year at Geisenheim are:
The University of Torino / Udine nominates the candidates for the second year at Geisenheim University.
Graduates of the program have access to jobs in management and consultancy roles in the fields of viticulture and enology worldwide. More specifically, they can be employed in the following activities:
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.