In this programme, you will be introduced to subjects such as plant production, human nutrition and development economics.
You will learn how, through knowledge of nutrition, environment and economics, you can create better conditions for people and nature in the individual countries.
Name: Agricultural Development
Type: MSc Programme
Duration: 2 years
European transfer credits: 120 ECTS
About the Programme
Agricultural Development deals with the sustainable development in rural areas within developing countries (Third World), where you learn about how you create better conditions for both nature and the population. You also learn about the possibilities for crop growth and the social problems that can exist in a developing country.
You will get practical knowledge about agricultural development in the developing countries, including production, economics and environment.
You have the option to work closely within a particular subject area. You can either compose your own course profile, or choose one of the four recommended profiles:
- Plant production, where you study forestry, plant immune systems, biological pest control, etc.
- Human nutrition, where you learn about nutrition's significance for the population's health and disease prevention
- Tropical forestry, where you learn about tropical forestry and agroforestry, which deals with the cultivation of forests
- Development economics, where you have subjects like development economics, economics and agriculture, and economics and natural resources
There are also a number of compulsory subjects, such as environment and sustainable food systems, development economics and assessment of environmental effects.
Teaching varies between lectures and classroom instruction. In addition, there is often project work together with other students. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.
Read more about Danish teaching methods on www.studyindenmark.dk.
If you choose to complete the master degree programme, you will graduate with the academic title of Master of Science (MSc).
To be admitted to an MSc programme, you must have a bachelor degree in a relevant subject.
In addition, documentation may be required verifying your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Contact the educational institution you wish to apply to for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels.
To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate satifies the general entry requirements, see the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation.
The application deadline for MSc programmes varies according to the educational institution. Contact the individual institution for further information regarding its application deadline and forms. Apply directly at the university.
Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.
There is a tuition fee for all full-degree students, unless you are a student from an EU/EEA country, or from Switzerland.
Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
Contact the individual institution for more specific information.
An academic year is made up of two semesters, which begin around September 1 and February 1.
You can study Agricultural Development in Copenhagen.
University of Copenhagen
At the University of Copenhagen Agricultural Development can be studied as a 2-year MSc programme (120 ECTS).
You also have the possibility to take single courses or subjects within the programme.
Read more about the programme at www.life.ku.dk.
Danish Qualification framework
The programme is graded at level 7 in the Danish Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning. The Qualification Framework contains levels 1-8 and defines the expected learning outcome of an education programme. Read more about Qualification Framework for Higher Education.
For Further Information
You can find information on practical issues related to your study visit in Denmark with Danish Agency for International Education, using either of the following links:
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