Agroecology, 120 credits
Can agriculture support both man and ecological systems? Is it possible to separate social and ecological systems in agriculture?
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The programme is based on recurrent inputs from real life cases both from Sweden and Africa. It offers the student the opportunity to attain an excellent degree of comprehension and experience in agroecological systems and how they are shaped by the natural local conditions, biological and political processes. It takes into great consideration the local farmers day-to-day specific interests and requirements.
The core curriculum includes and provides the theoretical fundamentals and methodologies necessary to carry out meticulous agroecological analyses. Other interdisciplinary features are explored, chiefly those needed to attain a first-rate level of understanding of sustainable standards of development, based on local renewable resources.
Depending on the student’s previous Bachelor and academic background, there is space allowed for individual profile inventiveness. Still, the students become fully acquainted with Project Management and the intricacies, possibilities and challenges which arise in a project’s course of action. The programme is entirely adapted to both scientific research and enterprise settings and needs, and is at all times centered on the specifics of an appropriate use of the local resources.
There are ample opportunities to carry out parts of the programme at our collaborative partner universities: Mekelle University, Ethiopia or Uganda Martyr´s University.
The programme contains courses and projects, of which 60 HEC are compulsory, 30 HEC optional, and 30 HEC consists of the concluding Master´s thesis with a major in agricultural science.
A master's degree with a major in Agricultural Science provides the opportunity to work with development projects, national as well as international. Other possible jobs can be exercise of authority, counseling, teaching and consulting assignments. Employers may be authorities, nonprofit organizations (NGOs), educational organizations and consulting business. These studies can also provide opportunities for post graduate studies.
To be eligible for the Agroecology - Master´s programme, the requirements are a Bachelor´s degree (undergraduate cycle) corresponding to a minimum of 180 HEC/ECTS, including 90 HEC/ECTS specialisation in one of the following subjects/educational areas:
- Natural sciences
- Cultural geography
- Human ecology
- Leadership and organization
- Political science
- Social anthropology
or the equivalent overseas degree,
and specific admission requirements including English language proficiency demonstrated as:
- English B (Swedish secondary school) or equivalent.
Grade requirement: A minimum grade of Pass in the course above.
Degree of Master (120 credits) of Science with a major in Agricultural Science
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