The Master Programmes (60 ECTS)

The CIHEAM Bari Master Programmes span over one academic year and award 60 credits.

Their objective is to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of land and water resources management, sustainable integrated pest management and organic agriculture.

Our Master Programmes are jointly organized with other prestigious Italian Universities.

They are open to candidates of any nationality.

In particular, courses are addressed to: graduate students (minimum 3 years of university studies), young researchers, extension agents, civil servants, professionals in agriculture and rural development.

The Master Programmes last nine months (from October to June, every year) and are structured into weekly modules, grouped into units.

The modules include various education activities held by visiting professors and in-house staff: class lectures, field works, practical and lab works, group and individual works.

All classes and activities are conducted in English.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students are awarded the Master of CIHEAM Bari Diploma.




The Master of Science Programmes (120 ECTS)

The CIHEAM Bari Master of Science Programmes last two academic years and award 120 credits.

Their objective is to further the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired during the first year in the fields of land and water resources management, sustainable integrated pest management and organic agriculture. 

The Master of Science Programmesare structured as follows: successful completion of the CIHEAM Bari Master Programmes and attendance of the second year devoted to a supervised research work.

The admission to the second year is decided by an ad-hoc scientific committee on the basis ofcriteria of merit, research topics and financial backing.

According to the thesis topic and under the supervision of CIHEAM Bari staff, the research work can be carried out in:

  • CIHEAM Bari laboratories/fields/facilities;
  • Laboratories/fields/facilities of Italian and Universities/Research centres that conduct joint research programmes;
  • Laboratories/fields/facilities of Universities/Research centres that conduct joint research programmes in the students’ countries of origin or other Euro-Mediterranean institutions.

All theses must be written in English. Upon completion of the 2 academic years, students are awarded the CIHEAM Master of Science Diploma.

During the second year, some students will be guided towards a PhD programme jointly carried out by Italian Universities and CIHEAM Bari.


Diploma Supplement

Since 2007, CIHEAM Bari has been issuing a Diploma Supplement (DS) to all students who are awarded the Master and Master of Science Diploma.

What is a Diploma Supplement?

The Diploma Supplement (DS) aims at improving international transparency and facilitating the academic and professional recognition of qualifications.

It provides a description of the nature, the level, the context, the content and the status of the studies that were successfully completed by the person concerned.

The Diploma Supplement is not a resume, a diploma, a transcript of records, and it is not an automatic system of recognition.

It consists of eight sections:

 1. Information identifying the holder of the qualification

 2. Information identifying the qualification

 3. Information on the level of qualification

 4. Information on the grading scheme and results gained

 5. Information on the function of the qualification

 6. Additional Information

 7. Certification of the supplement

 8. Information on the national system of higher education

What are the advantages of the Diploma Supplement?

For the student

  • A document that offers a description (and not an assessment) of the originality of a pathway as well as the resulting skills
  • A means to promote national and international mobility 
  • An asset for the professional integration.

For the institutions

  • A means to showcase the innovations in the training offer and the evolution of the qualifications
  • Greater clarity and therefore more potential partners
  • A contribution to the quality assurance system.

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