24 months
15000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality programme at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a Nordic master’s programme. This means that you get to study at two out of four prominent Nordic universities:, Technical University of Denmark, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Science or University of Iceland.

Visit the official programme website for more information


DTU is following the COVID-19 situation and its impact closely, please consult the webpage to get the latest updates.

The demand for aquatic food is increasing drastically worldwide and at the same time there is a pressure for more efficient production and distribution systems to deliver healthy and safe food also taking into account the environmental and sustainability issues throughout the entire aquatic food value chain.

Students spend 1 year at DTU/Lyngby Campus, 1 year at another university.

The Aquatic Food Production - Safety & Quality programme is a unique education aimed at the aquatic food sector. The programme enables students to link advanced aquatic food production, processing and distribution with issues of importance for tomorrow's consumers, industry and society.

Career opportunities

The Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality programme at  Technical University of Denmark (DTU)   allows you to pursue a career in the aquatic food production – either as professionals in aquaculture production, industrial food production, natural resource management or related to research, teaching and consulting activities.

Graduating the MSc programme with a high grade point average qualifies you for admission to PhD studies—either as an industrial PhD with concurrent employment in a company, or as a regular PhD student.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Production of aquatic food
  • Distribution to the consumers in terms of quality and safety

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Since many international students didn’t have the opportunity/possibility to apply for the fall 2020 intake due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to open our Spring intake to all international students as well.

The application portal for the Spring 2021 intake (study start in February) is now open on our webpage and the deadlines are as follows:

  •  September 15th for non-EU/EEA citizens
  •  October 15th for EU/EEA citizens

 The admission process and the requirements are the same as for the fall intake.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BSc or BEng corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits
  • English language proficiency comparable with English B-level

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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