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.