The programme content addresses the entire farming and food system and is interdisciplinary. Consequently, it is an alternative to programmes focusing on single components of these systems. The pedagogical approach based on experiential learning and inductive learning is similar to that of the Master's degree programme in Development Studies.

The program consists of the following parts: 1. An elective introduction to agroecology: The ecology of food and farming systems (5 credits) (PAE301), web-based 2. Core courses in agroecology emphasising farming and food systems (30 credits), research methods (5 credits) and master thesis seminar (5 credits). After this the student can develop an area of specialization on various topics, see above, constituting 30 or 60 credits. Five credits at 100 level in foreign language is accepted in the degree for students at the M-AE program `European master. The master`s thesis is normally at 30 credits, alternatively 60 credits.

Application deadline Nordic applicants: April 15
EU applicants: April 15
Non EU-applicants: December 1
Formal prerequisites

Bachelor degree or similar qualification at university level equivalent to180 ECTS, in agriculture, ecology, biology or a relevant social sciencePlease submit a letter of motivation, and address at least the following questions:- Why do I apply?- What are my main reasons for applying?- What do I bring to the programme in terms of skills and experiences?- What are my expectations

Applicants must demonstrate English language ability in accordance with the NMBU regulations for programmes taught in English.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City ├ůs
Credits 120.0