Study tracks

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 following four universities participate in the AQFood programme:


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 in one country and finish at another University in another country depending on your choice of specialization. To fulfill the mobility requirements, you will have to move country after the first year and therefore you cannot spend the 2nd year at NMBU if your entry university is NTNU and vice versa.

Key elements of the M.Sc. programme

  • A double degree programme of 60 + 60 ECTS
  • Three Universities of entry, i.e. you can start your first year at any of the four universities
  • The first semester (30 ECTS) with e-learning and courses from four Nordic universities
  • Specialisation depending on the combination of universities
  • Mobility between universities and countries after the first year of study
  • Four universities of exit. However, if you spent the first year at NTNU or NMBU, then your second year must be spent at UoI
  • Possibility to focus on the entire aquatic value chain from resources to consumption and health
  • Strong link to companies in the aquatic food sector