Master's degree programme, 2 years

MSc in Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality

– Joint Nordic Master

Aqatic Food Production

If you want to sharpen your knowledge about aquatic food production and contribute to a more sustainable food value chain, AQFood is for you!

The Nordic Master AQFood is a unique education for the aquatic food sector linking advanced aquatic food production, processing and distribution with issues of importance for tomorrow's consumers, industry and society.

The demand for aquatic food worldwide is increasing drastically and at the same time there is a pressure for more efficient production and distribution systems to deliver healthy, and safe food also taking into account the environmental and sustainability issues throughout the  entire aquatic food value chain.
AQFood is an international master education open to all and offering mobility between the Nordic Countries with three specialised study lines:
Aquatic Production, Natural Resources and Industrial Production.

The programme is offered by a consortium of five leading universities in the Nordic countries. The universities are working together to deliver a key education for the aquatic food sector. The five universities are:

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Biotechnology, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU), National Food Institute, Kgs Lyngby, Denmark.
  • Norwegian University of Life Science (UMB), Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Ås, Norway.
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, Umeå, Sweden.
  • University of Iceland (HI), School of Engineering & Natural Science, Reykjaivk, Iceland.

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Target group

The Nordic Master in "Aquatic Food production – Safety and Quality" AQFood targets Nordic and International students with background in chemistry, biology natural sciences, environment, health and production, biotechnology who are interested in specialising in Aquatic Food at the Master level.

The programme is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the aquatic food production, whether they will be professionals in aquaculture production, industrial food production or natural resource management. The focus in AQFood is to address the entire value chain and to consider important aspects of economy, production management as well as environmental challenges making it a unique Master education.

Joint Nordic Master's Application

Application deadline
15 January

Note! Application deadline Nordic students March 1st.
Please contact Oddrun Walstad Maaø to get an application form.

How to apply
Apply using "Søknadsweb" if your study track starts at NTNU or if you wish to study the MSc in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (regardless of starting university).

Exemption: For the MSc in Applied and Engineering Mathematics, all applicants must apply through Aalto University.