Agriculture: Plant Science, Production and Environment

Degree: Master
University: University of Copenhagen , Faculty: Faculty of Life Sciences
City: Copenhagen , Country: Denmark
Discipline: Applied Sciences, Proffesions&Arts
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline EU/EEA: 1 April; Non-EU/EEA: January 1
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The MSc in Agriculture enables you to identify, describe, analyse and suggest improvements to complex problem situations, related to our use of natural resources. You learn to apply your biological knowledge to find solutions which secures animal welfare and performance and environmentally sound production of food, feed and fibres.

    As a student in Agriculture, you will apply basic biological knowledge when working with problems and challenges linked to food production as a human activity. Some of the questions you may work with are:

    • How can we develop more sustainable production systems, e.g. can the impact of global meat production on the global climate be reduced, and how can individual farmers act to satisfy environmental demands?
    • How may basic biological and ecological knowledge be applied in improvement of plant and animal performance, e.g. how important is good nutrition for keeping animals healthy, how do soil conditions affect plant growth and quality, can crop pests and diseases be controlled without pesticides or can new crop plants contribute to human welfare?
    • Which potentials and risks are connected to new technologies in food production, e.g. GMOs?
    • How may animal welfare of both production animals and companion animals be improved?
    • How can we evaluate sustainability of farming systems, e.g. is organic agriculture better for biodiversity than conventional farming system?

    Career opportunities

    The many specialisations open up to a large range of careers:
    • Advisory services within crop and animal production, training and performance, farm management, nature and environment, economy and financing
    • Research, product development and marketing in companies specialising in food, animal feed, seeds, plant protection, plant breeding, etc.
    • Sector organisations related to food production, processing or consumption or to sports and companion animals
    • Public administration and management related to production, environment, GMO, animal welfare, etc.
    • Teaching and communication
    • International organisations, e.g. developing projects,
    • Developing own enterprise


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