Agriculture and Ecology

Agriculture and Ecology is a specialisation of the MSc in Environment and 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.

  • Compulsory courses – 30 ECTS-points
  • Restricted elective courses – 30 ECTS-points
  • Elective courses – 15 ECTS-points
  • Thesis – 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

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1

Practising Interdisciplinarity Environment and Development - from theory to practice Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management Elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Elective course
Year 2 Restricted elective course Thesis
Restricted elective course

Restricted elective courses

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

* The course is not offered in the academic year 2020/21.