Programme Structure - MSc in Agricultural Development – University of Copenhagen

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Programme Structure

The programme consists of compulsory courses, elective and restricted elective courses. The teaching methods varies between lectures, exercises, field work and project work. The language of instruction is English. You will be working both independently and in project groups.

When you enroll in the programme you are required to choose between two different specialisations. Click the links below to read more about each specialisation:

At a later point, you and your fellow students will participate in field work abroad. This might be, for example, the mountain areas of Thailand, where you collaborate with local students and educational institutions in a problem based case study on resource use, agriculture and livelihoods.

The programme will provide you with scientific and practical knowledge about agricultural development, including the production of plants, livestock and fibres, about food processing and about food quality, economics and the environment.

Do a Project in Practice or study abroad

You may choose to use some of your elective courses to do a project in practice in collaboration with a company or an organisation. You can also choose to study abroad for one or two semesters or for a shorter period of time.


The programme is completed with a thesis, which takes approximately nine months. Your title will be MSc in Agricultural Development. The thesis requires a two-month stay in a developing country where you will usually be attached to a local or international organisation. You decide the subject for your thesis, which is usually based on a specific problem.