What can you use this qualification for?
An increased demand for aquatic food in the world requires highly qualified candidates throughout the entire food chain. The growing aquatic food industry becomes more and more integrated, meaning that individual companies cover several parts of the entire value chain.What will you learn?
The Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality (AQFood) program offered at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) gives you a global understanding of the aquatic food production. You will learn about the entire value chain for aquatic food, from fishery and aquaculture throughout processing, distribution until the product reaches the consumer. The program is focusing on safety and quality, from sea to table.
This is a double degree master program, including mobility, offered by a consortium of five leading universities in the Nordic countries. You start with the first year at one university and take the second year at another consortium university. The first semester (30 ECTS) is equal for all essentially given as e-learning, focusing on the entire aquatic value chain. AQFood offers after this three possible study tracks, Aquatic Production starting with first year at NMBU, Natural Resources (first year at NTNU) and Industrial Production (first year at DTU). The second year is used for specialization, opening for several possibilities. After studying industrial production at DTU in the first year you may, as an example, continue with product development at NMBU during your second year.
Aquatic Food production – Safety and Quality (AQFood) is a double degree master program, including mobility, offered by a consortium of five leading universities in the Nordic countries:
You start with the first year at one University and take the second year at another consortium University. The first semester (30 ECTS) is equal for all essentially given as e-learning focusing on the entire aquatic value chain.Courses include
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
A relevant bachelor or equivalent degree in life science or engineering.
For specific admission requirements for the different study tracks, information about application and general questions about the study program check with the AQFood website.
Universities involved: Technical University of Denmark, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Iceland and Norwegian University of Life Science.
The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration requires that citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA-area and Switzerland can provide documentation of financial ability.
Fees and charges are directly to the university where you are enrolled. The fee will correspond to the fee level of the partner universities.
The international M.Sc. programme “Aquatic Food Production – Safety and Quality” (AQFood) does not offer scholarships. However some of the partner universities has a limited number of tuition fee waivers to award foreign students.
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