Study tracks for students admitted before 2018

This International M.Sc. programme in “Aquatic Food production – Safety and Quality” (AQFood) focuses on production of aquatic food throughout the entire production and food supply chain, linking primary production including aquaculture and wild catch with processing and distribution to the consumers in terms of quality and safety.

The AQFood programme offers three distinct study lines of specialization, one dealing with Aquatic Production, a second study line dealing with Natural Resources and a third one dealing with Industrial Production. All study lines take the entire value chain as a unique starting point.   

Key elements of the M.Sc. programme

  • A double degree programme of 60 + 60 ECTS
  • Three Universities of entry depending on the study track  
  • The first semester (30 ECTS) with e-learning and courses from four Nordic universities
  • Specialisation lines involving combinations of universities
  • Mobility between universities after the first year  of study
  • Focus on the entire aquatic value chain from resources to consumption and health
  • Strong link to companies in the aquatic food sector 


This international M.Sc. programme of 120 ECTS results in a double degree obtained in two years. It is a requirement that you start at one University and finish at another University depending on your choice for the specialization. 


The first two semesters are taking place at one of three universities being Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) or Technical University of Denmark (DTU) with three possible study tracks: 

  • Aquatic Production (NMBU) 
  • Natural Resources (NTNU) 
  • Industrial Production (DTU) 

The last two semesters of the M.Sc. programme take place at one of the five partner universities depending on the study track you have chosen.

AQFood includes study tracks with mobility for students and various options to specialize.
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