MSc in Viticulture and Enology

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In recent years, Israel has experienced a striking growth in its wine industry and a surging local and international market for its outstanding wines. In response to the rising need for skills and professionalism in the industry, the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment has opened Israel’s first academic degree program in winemaking. This International M.Sc. program in Viticulture and Enology is comparable to other programs in leading wine-producing countries, such as France, the USA and Australia, yet it stresses ancient and modern production techniques under marginal conditions.

Students will gain knowledge and skills at an academic level consistent with leading programs in other wine-producing countries such as France, the United States and Australia, with special emphasis on the Israeli industry. Upon completion, the students will earn a world-recognized MSc degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This is the first MSC level degree in viticuluture and enology to be approved by the National Council for Higher Education (CHE) in Israel.

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Registration

Registration for Preparatory Program until August 31, 2018. Preparatory Program in Rehovot begins November 1, 2018.
Registration for the four-semester MSc program until January 14, 2019. The program begins on March 14, 2019. 

Contact us for more information and registration:
Mrs. Helena Dahab, Email: helenadahab@savion.huji.ac.il, Phone: +972-8-9489509

 

Admission Requirements - Viticulture

 

Candidates must hold a B.Sc. degree in biology, chemistry or agriculture, from a recognized institution.

An individualized Preparatory Program will be offered to candidates whose background is lacking in specific subjects.

Contact us for more information and registration:
Mrs. Helena Dahab, Email: 
helenadahab@savion.huji.ac.il, Phone: +972-8-9489509

 

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Program Structure - Viticulture

 

The M.Sc. in Viticulture and Enology is a two-year academic program (672 academic hours) leading to a Hebrew University accredited degree. Classes are held on two days per week, over four consecutive semesters. Practical work in vineyards may be carried during school. The program comprises of scientific theory, practice in grape-growing, wine-making and wine-tasting, and an internship in leading wine producers in Israel and overseas.

The Teaching Staff

The academic head of the program is Professor Zohar Kerem, world renowned researcher in food chemistry, wine quality and olive oil. The program's professional coordinator is Mr. Yotam Sharon, a post-graduate with honors in Oenology from the University of Montpellier and an MSc degree holder in biochemistry from the Hebrew University, a leading winemaker at one of Israel's premier wineries. Other distinguished members of the teaching staff are Prof. Ben-Ami Bravdo, Prof. Oded Shoseyov and Dr. Ron Shapira. Esteemed guest lecturers from abroad will be instructing additional topics

Curriculum

  • The Vineyard: Planning & design; grapevine stocks & types; plot preparation; propagation; planting; trellising; pruning; irrigation; fertilization; mechanization; grape pests & diseases.
  • Wine Production: Equipment & winery management; micro-vinification; chemistry & stability; microbiology; distillation technology; fermentation science.
  • Analysis of grape juice and wine: Biosynthesis of taste & odor factors; sensory detection of wine types & defects in wine; sensory evaluation of wines from Israel and the world.
  • Additional Courses: Economics, management & marketing in the wine industry; wine workshop in prime grapevine & wine production region abroad.

Registration

Registration for Preparatory Program until August 31, 2018. Preparatory Program in Rehovot begins November 1, 2018.
Registration for the four-semester MSc program until January 14, 2019. The program begins on March 14, 2019. 

Contact us for more information and registration:
Mrs. Helena Dahab, Email: 
helenadahab@savion.huji.ac.il, Phone: +972-8-9489509

 

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How to Apply - Viticulture

 

Apply now until August 31, 2018 for the Preparatory Program; until January 14, 2019 for the full MSc 2019 program. 

Please complete and submit the application form below to:
Mrs. Helena Dahab, Email: helenadahab@savion.huji.ac.il, Phone: +972-8-9489509

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Tuition - Viticulture

 

  • Tuition for the program is US$ 27,500, including a workshop abroad (Italy or France).
  • Early registration discount: US$ 500 for those registering before August 31, 2018.
  • Preparatory Program tuition: US$ 1,450. Apply by August 31, 2018.
  • Beginning of Preparatory program: November 1, 2018. 

Contact us for more information and registration:
Mrs. Helena Dahab, Email: 
helenadahab@savion.huji.ac.il, Phone: +972-8-9489509

 

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