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MSc Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 4 semesters
Cost tuition free

This programme 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 before it reaches the consumers.

This is a double degree master's programme, including mobility, offered by a consortium of four 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)
  • 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 for instance continue with product development at NMBU during your second year.

Job opportunities

An increased demand of aquatic food in the world requires highly qualified candidates throughout the entire food chain. The growing aquatic food industry is becoming more and more integrated, meaning that individual companies cover several parts of the entire value chain.

Structural components
Industry partners
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Learning outcomes

The programme 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 to processinga and distribution, until the product reaches the consumer.

The programme is focusing on safety and quality from the sea to the table.


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 see: Universities involved: Technical University of Denmark Norwegian University of Science and Technology Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences University of Iceland Norwegian University of Life Science

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