Do you want to work in international teams solving complex problems? Are you concerned about longterm sustainability of agriculture and food systems? Do you want to link knowledge with action to make a difference?
Students learn about farming and food systems, being good communicators and facilitators, and to able to turn theory into action. Students also learn how to reflect and to open up to new ideas while recognizing the goals, needs and interests of their co-workers.
The program is designed to develop agroecologists that will be successful contributors to future food systems including production, economy, environmental impacts, and social equity issues.
The first semester (30 cr.) is a transdisciplinary approach to ecological, economic and social issues in farming and food systems. The focus is on agroecosystems, on holistic methodology for their study, evaluation and improvement, attitudes, ethics and values, and on individual and group-based learning. Learning is based on exploring real-life farm and food systems cases. The casework experience is supported by lectures, seminars and supervision, and the goal is to develop competency for responsible action by linking theory and practice. After the first semester, elective courses (30 or 60 cr) give options for tailoring the students’ subject profiles. A master thesis (30 or 60 cr) concludes the MSc. program of 120 cr in total, approved by the advisors, may also include studies at cooperating universities.
Some examples of relevant positions include:
•Advisor- Tine (a Norwegian dairy company)
•Land management officer
•Organic Crops Specialist
•Environmental Planning Analyst
•Agricultural Stewardship Coordinator
•Co-ordinator /Network builder
•The Food Project: Grants manager, farmer’s market manager, public relations manager
•Community supported agriculture/Farmer’s market coordinator
•Project manager: Healthy Food, Healthy Schools and Healthy Communities
•PhD project with Norsk senter for bygdeforskning : “Public dialogue on genetically modified food-communication between conflicting actors about a stigmatised technology”
•PhD project with the Norwegian Crop Research Institute: “Organic cropping systems for higher and more stable yields”.
•Soil/Water conservation projects
•Assist. Executive Director, Organic Farming Research Foundation
•Senior Soil Resources Officer
•Water Resources Management Officer
•FAO: Plant protection officer
•FAO: Food safety officer
•Project leader responsible for research work relating to organic farming for the Norwegian Department of Agriculture
•Agriculture education coordinator
•Training manager, within the Agricultural Cooperatives in Norway
There are many opportunities available for Agroecology graduates. To aid students in their career paths, we recommend that students get practical work experience and volunteer during their study period. There are many internship programmes worldwide, and many interesting organisations where it is possible to volunteer. It may be possible to combine work experience with the thesis project. Practical work helps students to network within the professional community, clarify career goals and enhance their people skills.
Examples of Internship programs and clubs are:
– Sustainable farming internships & apprenticeships
– World-Wide opportunities on organic farms
– Organic educational exchanges in sustainability
Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in agriculture, horticulture, economics, natural resources, biology, food science, nutrition, engineering, rural sociology, or other field related to agricultural production or the food sector. Practical experience from agriculture or the food sector is recommended.
This Master programme is comparable to other Master of Science degrees. The programme is designed to attract students from a wide range of disciplines. We expect students who work in all parts of the food systems, from farm production to processing to marketing, as well as in allied fields such as natural resource management, biology, economics, politics and rural sociology to apply for this programme.
Since the programme is given in English, fluency in both written and spoken English is essential andmust be documented. Read more about language requirements https://www.nmbu.no/en/studies/study-options/admission/language_requirements
Application for visa:
For non EU students, to obtain an entry visa for Norway there are 3 requirements the student must fulfill:
1) admission as a student
2) guarantee of accommodation
3) documentation of sufficient financial funds to cover the stay in Norway
Please see the prospective students web page for further information.
A compulsory requirement for the applicaition to the Agroecology master program is a motivation letter.
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