Course options

Course options

This section is useful for those planning on taking an entire Agroecology programme as well as for guest students wishing to include one or two agroecology courses in their current master programme.

The Ecology of Farming and Food Systems
This course is a master’s level course worth 6 ECTS. This calculates into approx. 15-20 hours of work per week, for nine weeks. The prerequisites are 2 years of university studies or its equivalent in agriculture, economics, natural resources, human nutrition or other relevant applied social or natural sciences. Notice that the course 2007 is scheduled to start on Jan 29th and end on March 30th. The applications must been sent to VHS, Sweden, before October16, 2006.

Please request application form here!
Please use application code: SLU-30113 if you apply via SLU, Sweden. It is also possible to apply to the course via UMB, Norway. Click here for more info.
Send the application form to: VHS, Antagning, S-833 82 Strömsund, Sweden.
For more information click here!

The NOVA University Network website gives an overview of the course options at UMB, KVL, HU and SLU in the field of agroecology. (Click on Agroecology)

Italy and France
Our network has a close collaboration with universities in Italy and France, where master’s level education in Agroecology is also offered.

The University of Torino and the University of Tuscia in Italy offer a spring semester package in the field of agroecology.

FESIA – France also offers a semester package in agroecology in the autumn semester. To complete this semester, students must have French language skills.

The internet site of the European Network of Organic Agriculture University Teachers (ENOAT) gives an overview of courses available in Europe in the field of organic farming.

Contact information: Associate Professor Geir Lieblein, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Agroecology Group, P.O. Box 5003, N-1432 Ås, Phone: +47 64 96 56 44, Fax: +47 64 94 78 02, E-mail: [email protected]