This Organic Agriculture programme at Wageningen University and Research has been designed to train students in multiple aspects of organic agriculture and the associated processing and marketing chain. An important goal is to prepare for interdisciplinary teamwork at an academic level.
This study is unique in that it combines detailed consideration of the underlying principles and processes from a natural science perspective with social and economic studies. Creative thinking is required to design new sustainable farming and marketing systems instead of simply optimising existing systems. The programme has an international character which uses case-studies and offers project opportunities in both the developed and developing world.
The experience and diverse skills our students acquire working in interdisciplinary teams on practical cases, make them eligible for a broad range of jobs. Graduates of this programme will have career opportunities in agribusiness, research, extension, non-governmental organisations and public administration.
Possible jobs include: Scientist, Extension Officer, Consultant, Quality Assurance Officer, Marketeer.
Within the master programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.
The curriculum has been carefully formulated to provide a balance between fundamental and applied science.
For more information, please visit the programme website.
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Specific admission requirement for the MSc Organic Agriculture is a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Biology, Economics or related fields.
General requirements for enrolment in an MSc Programme at Wageningen University:
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