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Agroecology

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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24 months
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The Master in Agroecology at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) prepares students for a wide range of positions concerning conventional and organic agriculture and food systems, such as in advisory services and extension, development projects, management of agricultural and natural resources, environmental protection, and further education and research.

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Overview

Students learn about farming and food systems, being good communicators and facilitators, and to able to turn theory into action. Students also learn how to reflect and to open up to new ideas while recognizing the goals, needs and interests of their co-workers.

The Master in Agroecology at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is designed to develop agroecologists that will be successful contributors to future food systems including production, economy, environmental impacts, and social equity issues.

The first semester (30 cr.) is a transdisciplinary approach to:

  • ecological
  • economic
  • social issues in farming and food systems. 

The focus is on agroecosystems, on holistic methodology for their study, evaluation and improvement, attitudes, ethics and values, and on individual and group-based learning. Learning is based on exploring real-life farm and food systems cases. The casework experience is supported by lectures, seminars and supervision, and the goal is to develop competency for responsible action by linking theory and practice. After the first semester, elective courses (30 or 60 cr) give options for tailoring the students’ subject profiles. A master thesis (30 or 60 cr) concludes the MSc. program of 120 cr in total, approved by the advisors, may also include studies at cooperating universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aquaculture - Breeding and Genetics 
  • Primary Production -Aquaculture and Fisheries 
  • Aquatic Food Processing and Technology 
  • Safety and Human Health Effects of Aquatic Food 
  • Marine Resources, Research and innovation 
  • General Aquaculture - Nutrition 
  • Aquaculture Nutrition 
  • Production Technology in Aquaculture 
  • Planning and Design of Intensive Fish Farms 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in relevant field
  • Documented English qualifications
  • Visa
  • Motivation letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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