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Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences, Hankóczy Jenő Doctoral School of Crop, Horticultural and Food Sciences, PhD Program

Course status

HAC accredited, existing course in English language in 2011/2012

Starting date(s) (following optional prep. course)


Max number of students


Duration of the course

6 semesters (30 months)

Language requirements

English language (TOEFL/IELTS/oral examination)

The objective of doctoral school is to make the opportunity to start significant scientific research in plant, horticultural and food sciences. The three year long course has 2 programs; Sustainable plant production and Food analytics, food safety. The main subjects are agrochemistry, soil sciences, agroclimatology, plant physiology, plant production, horticulture, plant production for the Sustainable plant production doctoral program, and food production, food chemistry and analytics, measurement and analytical techniques, quality assurance and nutrition sciences for Food analytics, food safety doctoral program. The subject are in three groups; students can choose from among 13 mandatory, 13 disciplinary and 43 elective courses, fitting into the chosen research topic. The number of university professors and senior lecturers is 14 and additional 40 teachers participate in the course. The Farm and Regional Research Institute and the accredited and researcher analytical laboratories can help the research work and studies. The requirements for application are MSc university degree in connecting discipline and fluency in English.

University of Debrecen