Master (2 years) of Science in Agricultural Development, 120 ECTSAgriculture and environment
|Institution||University of Copenhagen (KU)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||7300 EUR|
|Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH)||0 EUR|
DescriptionThe two-year MSc programme in Agricultural Development focuses on sustainable development in developing countries and provides you with scientific and practical knowledge about:
- forestry systems
- food processing and quality
- economic development
- rural livelihoods
- environmental and natural ressource management.
The programme includes solid methodological and field based training that allows you to work with such diverse issues how health and food safety can be secured through food production and how improved processing of food can generate a better income for the local communities.
Career OpportunitiesThe programme gives you career opportunities within development in developing countries. As an MSc in Agricultural Development, you can, among other things:
- Become a consultant in a Danish or international organisation specialising in development and/or food, (e.g. Danida, UNEP, FAO, EU).
- Work within research in Denmark or at an international research institution, e.g. at universities and government research institutions.
- Find employment with one of the many organisations focusing on developing countries. Recent graduates from the programme are working with the Red Cross, CARE, DanChurchAid, the Child Fund Alliance (Denmark) and Save the Children (Denmark)
- Find employment with companies engaging in fair trade, ecology and global trade, e.g. certification, labelling, purchasing and sales.
About the DegreeThe MSc in Agricultural Development is studied at Faculty of Science (SCIENCE for short) at University of Copenhagen. SCIENCE is Denmark’s largest science research and education institution and part of University of Copenhagen which is ranked among the ten best universities in Europe.
The MSc programme in Agricultural Development allows you to choose among many different profiles or specilisations: Plant Production, Human Nutrition, Tropical Forestry, Development Economics, Animal Husbandry, Food Science and Environmental Protection.
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AdmissionStudents with a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in a field related to Agricultural Development are qualified as applicants, as well as students with certain other degrees from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen. Please see the specific admission requirements for the Agricultural Development programme here.
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
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Apply with all relevant documentation using the online application portal.
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To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Copenhagen directly at the following mail address: email@example.com.
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education http://ufm.dk/recognition
TuitionThere is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EAA, or Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
Further InformationRead more about the two-year MSc programme in Agricultural Development and student life at Faculty of Science (SCIENCE), University of Copenhagen.
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