Agriculture and Ecology – University of Copenhagen

Agriculture and Ecology

Agriculture and Ecology is a specialisation of the MSc in Agricultural Development.

This emphasizes agriculture and ecology with emphasis on natural science theories in relation to agricultural production and sustainable use of natural resources in the Global South and countries with economies in transition. Through this specialization, students will be able to identify critical aspects of natural resource management in relation to food, fibre, feed, and fuel production as well as describe patterns associated with their sustainable production. The learning approach is a combination of class-room and field-related experiences, including data collection in complex real life situations.

Agriculture and Ecology consists of a number of compulsory courses, elective courses and restricted elective courses during the first year. The amount of elective courses depends on the size of your thesis (30 or 45 ECTS points).

  • Compulsory courses – 37.5 ECTS-points
  • Restricted elective courses – 22,5 ECTS-points
  • Elective courses – 15 or 30 ECTS-points
  • Thesis – 30 or 45 ECTS-points

The programme structure is shown below. Please note that the suggested block placement of restricted elective and elective courses is not mandatory. The placement depends on the courses chosen.

Programme structure, thesis 45 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1
Practising Interdisciplinarity Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management
Year 2
Research Planning Thesis

Programme structure, thesis 30 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1
Practising Interdisciplinarity Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management
Year 2
Research Planning Thesis

     Compulsory course
     Restricted elective course
     Elective course

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the list below. Click on each course for a detailed description.