|Application deadline:||Start in 1 September: August (non-EEA: May). Start in 1 February: December (non-EEA: October).|
|Tuition fee:||Not specified|
|Start date:||October 2014, March 2015|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
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Academic training in the field of organic agriculture and the processing and marketing of organic products with a focus on sustainable organic farming, food quality, and consumer-oriented food chains
The ever increasing demand for organically produced foods requires new production systems. In order to create such sustainable organic production systems a fresh scientific approach is needed. WU has created a programme to train academic professionals who want to work in this field. The programme has been designed to train in multiple aspects of organic agriculture and the associated processing and marketing chain. An important goal is to prepare for interdisciplinary teamwork. 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. The programme has an international character which uses case-studies and offers project opportunities in both the developed and developing world. The curriculum has been formulated to provide a balance between fundamental and applied science. Various groups as agronomy, ecology, soil science, animal sciences, pest and disease management, food technology, sociology, communication science and economics participate, making this a well-rounded programme.
Programme internationalization: * Studying abroad is optional.
* The percentage of foreign students: 73%
* The percentage of foreign teachers: 6%
* The percentage of students abroad: 50%
* The percentage of teachers abroad: 15%
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
Consumer and Market :
Knowledge minimum: Grade Point Average of at least 70%; good skills in mathematics and/or statistics; basic computer skills.
Language test: Applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English.
Previous education: Bachelor's degree in the agricultural sciences, social sciences, biology, economics or related fields.
Additional language requirements: * IELTS overall band: 6
* IELTS speaking: 6
* TOEFL paper based: 550
* TOEFL computer based: 213
* TOEFL internet based: 79
| CAE score: (read more) |
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.
|60 (Grade C)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||550|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||79|
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