Msc.Sustainable Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics

This programme has been designed for graduates of the BSc programme Agricultural Specialisation, or BSc graduates with a solid background in biology, mathematics, agricultural or environmental sciences. The programme focuses on rural engineering, water and natural resources management, environment conservation and agricultural production, crop and animal production in the tropics and subtropics, rural economy, food and non-food technologies, education of rural population in developing countries and alternative energy resources. The acquired advanced knowledge and skills will enable the students to manage sustainable utilization of natural resources, including local human and energy resources, alternative agricultural production, non-traditional food production and processing industries and the profit from available services. The graduates have sound professional knowledge of agricultural and environmental technology, using of renewable energy resources, farm management, and project management, management of organizations and principles of socio-economic sciences. They understand theories, concepts and methods relevant to sustainable development in tropical rural areas. Graduates will be well prepared for leading positions in management of rural communities in developing countries of the tropical and subtropical regions, rural educational systems and research in relevant sectors of rural economy. Erasmus exchange students can enrol for one or two semesters.


Applications start 1st November 2016
Applications end 31st March 2017
Start of study: 2nd October 2017
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Admission requirements

Completed bachelor degree (completed undergraduate study) in fields such as economics, engineering, agriculture and environmental studies, entrance examination is organized in the form of interview in English over applicants' motivation to study the programme.

Degree master post bachelor
Study duration 2 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 185 per year 1

1 Deadline for application might be postponed. For detailed info contact Ing. Petra Chaloupkova, Ph.D. (

Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze