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Introduction

This is a fantastic place to study. It meets all my expectations. I’m enjoying learning about how to manage agriculture and the environment so that the negative impacts can be reduced or eliminated. And the teachers are fantastic. They are so helpful.

SANDHYA KARKI
Graduate, MSc in Agro-Environmental

Management programme and PhD student,
from Nepal


One of the greatest challenges of the twenty-first century is at the core of the MSc in Agro-Environmental Management programme. Nationally and globally there is a need for solutions that combine the increasing demand for food with sustainable management of nature, the climate and the environment.

With an MSc in Agro-Environmental Management, you will acquire a holistic understanding of agro-ecosystem processes and the interaction between agricultural production, nature and environmental management. You will be able to help make a difference by creating win–win situations that address these challenges.

CLIMATE CHANGE IS A BUILDING BLOCK

The MSc in Agro-Environmental Management builds on components from four core areas at Aarhus University, providing students with a broad education with specialised skills. We aim to provide a holistic understanding of the environment, nature, climate and agriculture. The broad base ensures that students are taught by leading international scientists within the main study areas.

The programme looks at topics such as nutrient cycling and environmental management; environmental effects of various types of production; xenobiotics; use of natural resources; landscape ecology and biodiversity; geographic information systems; environmental legislation, regulation and administration; nature restoration; and climate change.

These topics are of global relevance. Combined with the considerable Danish expertise and experience in this area, this means that the degree programme attracts students from all over the world. We therefore guarantee that, as a student on the MSc in Agro-Environmental Management programme, you will be challenged and stimulated at both the scientific and social levels. In the course of the programme, each student will be connected with relevant research groups in connection with project work or their thesis.

The MSc in Agro-Environmental Management is open to students with a BSc degree in the fields of agricultural sciences, natural resources, biology, geology or geography. The objective of the degree is to provide the tools needed to assess and apply theoretical and experimental methods and results, so as to clarify relationships in primary agriculture and the interaction with the environment.

CAREER PROFILE

With an MSc in Agro-Environmental Management you will be well equipped to seek a wide variety of jobs. Graduates have extensive knowledge and interdisciplinary expertise in the areas of agriculture, nature, the environment and climate interactions. This means that there are job opportunities in regional environment agencies, municipal nature conservation offices, agricultural advisory services, firms of consulting engineers, educational institutions, NGOs concerned with nature and the environment, engineering firms, and EU institutions, ministries and other public authorities.

Research is also an obvious career path. Students can apply for admission to the university’s PhD programme either after the first year of the MSc degree or following completion of the thesis.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master’s degree programme in Agro-Environmental Management requires a Bachelor's degree in agricultural science, biological sciences, geology or geography.

Other qualifications can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme, provided the University assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above. In connection with possible admission, further requirements can be stipulated regarding composition of the degree programme.

Access to the Master's Programme in Agricultural Sciences at Aarhus University requires successful completion of a BSc degree within the same subject. For this reason foreign students must be able to provide full documentary evidence that they have completed a university degree equivalent in level and contents to a Danish BSc degree within the same subject.

Language Requirements

Since English is the language of instruction in all subjects, all applicants are required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. 

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Career

Professional Aim

The objective of this degree is to provide you with the tools to assess and apply theoretical and experimental methods and results in order to clarify relationships in primary agriculture and the interaction with the environment.

With an MSc in Agro-Environmental Management you are well equipped to seek a wide variety of jobs. With extensive knowledge and interdisciplinary expertise in the area of agriculture, nature, environment and climate interactions there are job opportunities in, for example, regional environment agencies, municipal nature conservation offices, agricultural advisory services, consulting engineers, teaching, NGOs in nature and environment and EU institutions, ministries and other public authorities.

Research is also an obvious career choice that can be achieved via application to the university’s PhD programme either after the first year of the MSc degree or following the completion of the thesis. Read more about our PhD programmes here.

Interdisciplinary and International MSc Programme

Agro-Environmental Management builds on components from four core areas at Aarhus University, and you therefore get a broad education with specialised skills. The strong base means that the teaching is undertaken by leading international scientists within the main study areas. We aim to give you a holistic understanding of the environment, nature, climate and agriculture.

The topics of the degree such as climate change, aquatic environment, soil resource and society are global and with the considerable Danish expertise and experience in this area the degree attracts students from abroad. We therefore guarantee that you will be challenged on both the scientific and social levels as you will have many fellow students from various nations. It also means that you will be taught in English.

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Revised 2016.06.28