MSc in Agrobiology

Aarhus University

Program Description

MSc in Agrobiology

Aarhus University

MSc in Agrobiology

FOOD PRODUCTION IN A CHALLENGING FUTURE

The agrobiology programme at Aarhus University takes an integrative approach to learning about the biology behind food production. It is broadly science-based with a focus on applicability and problem-solving. Topics of study include genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature. Broadly, the programme focuses on training students in developing solutions for producing healthy foods while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare.

CROSS-SECTIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND APPROACHES

The core of this programme is biology, with perspectives on sustainability, environmental impact, animal health and welfare, plant health, and product quality. Students can choose between specialisations including animal nutrition, plant nutrition, animal health and welfare, and plant health and pest management, or they can combine animal and plant sciences. Because this is a cross-disciplinary master’s, students can also choose courses from other academic programmes in order to complement their specialisation.

Students will learn analytical and problem-solving skills as well as how to do research and generate new knowledge. As much emphasis is placed on the academic and professional skills as on the applied skills.

AN INTERNATIONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

International students make up roughly one-third of each class, providing students with international knowledge and perspectives. Students can network with their peers from other countries and learn about different environments – both academic and agricultural environments. Because agriculture industries and environmental impacts are international, it is natural to include different national perspectives in discussions about these topics.

Denmark is an ideal place to study agriculture because of its huge food production industry, extensive agricultural research, and strict environmental regulations. International students will have a chance to learn from leaders in sustainable food production, and Danish students can learn about conditions outside Denmark.

CAREER PROFILE

Most students who complete this programme find employment with an advisory company in relation to primary production. Other careers for which graduates will be prepared include feed or supply, developing new plants, plant protection, teaching, and working with authorities to develop or enforce industry regulations.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students must have a bachelor’s degree in life science such as plant, animal or veterinary science. Preference is given to those with an agriculture background. A basic knowledge of biochemistry, statistics, genetics, evolution, or animal nutrition is also beneficial for this programme.

This programme attracts students who like applied sciences, have an interest in farming and agriculture, and want to save the planet.

"The Agrobiology MSc lets you fine-tune your study programme through the electives you choose. This means that each newly qualified agrobiologist has a unique study profile, and I think this puts you in a very strong position in the labour market. My study programme gave me a specific theoretical knowledge of livestock and crop production, which is a solid foundation for the skills I use in my current job."

LASSE OLSEN PRIMDAL

MSc in Agrobiology

CROP CONSULTANT, LANDBONORD

PLACE OF STUDY

Aarhus

ANNUAL TUITION FEE

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE

Others: EUR 13,500

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 15, 2016
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Sept. 2016
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