Master of Science in Agroecology

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 programme consists of the following: * 1. An elective introduction to agroecology: The ecology of food and farming systems (5 credits) (PAE301), Internet-based * 2. Core courses in agroecology emphasizing farming and food systems (30 credits) (PAE302). Specialization requirement The first semester consists of systems knowledge, 30 credits. After this the student can develop an area of specialization on various topics, see above, constituting 30 or 60 credits. The study programme concludes with a Master's degree thesis constituting 30 or 60 credits.

Contact (person and/or unit) Cathrine Strømø / Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Telephone +47 67230121
Email /
Programme duration 2 years
Application deadline December 1 for international applicants.
June 1 for applicants holding a Norwegian or Nordic degree, or a Norwegian Civic Registration number (fødselsnummer)
Nokut certification Yes
Formal prerequisites Applicants must demonstrate English language ability in accordance with the UMB regulations for programmes taught in English.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from university- level studies in agriculture, ecology, biology or a relevant social science

When applying for the programme, you are asked to write a letter of motivation and submit it with the application. Please read the article titled "Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of an Agroecologist" 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?
Tuition No tuition fees
Subject area Agricultural sciences
Degree level Master
City Ås, Norway
Credits 120
Language of teaching English