MSc in Agroecology

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU

Program Description

MSc in Agroecology

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU

Do you want to work in international teams solving complex problems? Are you concerned about the long-term sustainability of agriculture and food systems? Do you want to link knowledge to action to make a difference?

What can you use this qualification for?

The program 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.

What will you learn?

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 program is designed to develop agroecologists that will be successful contributors to future food systems including production, economy, environmental impacts, and social equity issues.

About

The first semester (30 cr.) is a transdisciplinary approach to ecological, economic and social issues in farming and food systems. The focus is on agroecosystems, on the 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 15, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
Free
no tuition fees. However, most students must pay a small semester fee.
Information
Deadline
Dec. 1, 2018
Locations
Norway - As, Akershus
Start date : Aug. 2019
Application deadline Dec. 1, 2018
End date Request Info
Dates
Aug. 2019
Norway - As, Akershus
Application deadline Dec. 1, 2018
End date Request Info