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.
|Block 1||Block 2||Block 3||Block 4|
||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.
- Plant Infection and Disease Management
- Tropical Crop Production
- Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility
- Planning Interdisciplinary Research
- Sustainable Agricultural Development Pathways *
- Applied Insect Ecology and Biological Control
- Tropical Botany B
- Applied Statistics
- Tropical Forest Restoration
- Environmental Impact Assessment
* The course is not offered in the academic year 2020/21.