MSc in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems

Aarhus University

Program Description

MSc in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems

Aarhus University

AGROBIOLOGY DOUBLE DEGREE

The MSc programme in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems (EUR-Organic) is a unique degree combining high-ranking research environments with state-of-the-art knowledge from industry leaders in organic food production. It prepares students to develop the solutions of tomorrow focusing on goals such as high crop yields, high animal welfare, and low environmental impact. Students also learn how agriculture systems and current methods of food production work.

AN INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE DEGREE

This programme is a collaboration between four leading European universities in the field of agriculture and life sciences (Aarhus University, University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, University of Natural Resources and Life Science in Vienna, and Warsaw University of Life Sciences).

Students spend one year at their chosen home university and one year at their chosen host university, and receive degrees from both institutions. Each university takes a different thematic approach to organic food production, with Aarhus University’s specialisms including organic agriculture with a focus on animal or plant production, health, and welfare/nutrition.

For detailed information on the different universities’ specialisms, visit www.eur-organic.eu.

AN IDEAL STUDY ENVIRONMENT

Denmark is a world leader in organic food production, which provides the ideal setting for specialising in this field. The Danish government was one of the first to prioritise organic production, and an increasingly high percentage of food produced in Denmark today is organic.

This programme gives students an international profile, network and perspective. Students will be exposed to differing parameters in different countries and agriculture systems around the world, and they will learn from their peers’ different ways of approaching a problem – a perfect preparation for a future career in an increasingly globalised industry.

CAREER PROFILE

Graduates can choose from a wide range of careers in supporting organic farming development. Recent graduates have worked in research, with authorities and advisory services in primary production, and even in teaching.

“My academic experience in Denmark was a lot of free studying with group work and reports. I think it is a good thing since it makes you more individualistic and prepares you for your work life. With a double degree you are going abroad for a whole year which gives you an opportunity to get into another culture.”

JULIA GAJO

MSc in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems

Plant cultivation consultant, Sønderjysk Landboforening

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
13,500 EUR
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2017
Place
Denmark Aarhus
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Denmark Aarhus
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Duration 2 years
Price 13,500 EUR
Tuition fee per year; EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE