Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality

– Joint Nordic Master

  • Picture: students at the laboratory. Photo: PK Photo
  • Aquatic food production, safety and quality. Photo: PK Foto

Study start 2016


Welcome to all new master students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology (NT).

  • All new Master’s students:  at the NT-faculty the semester starts with a compulsory information meeting in Natural Science Building auditorium R7 on Monday August 22 at 08:45.
  • Students from outside of Norway and the Nordic countries: compulsory activities start earlier. Please visit the tailor-made semester start information page for details. 
  • Lectures in master courses will in most cases begin in week 35, Monday August 29.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact study advisers at the NT-faculty:
New student in Trondheim? You will find useful information here.

About the programme

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.

Study at Nordic universities

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.

Why should you choose this Master? Look at the AQFood Image Film (1

The coordinator of the Nordic Master programme in Aquatic Food Production – Safety and Quality  is DTU Technical University of Denmark.

You will find more Information on study tracks, programme structures and courses on the DTU webpage.

Read more about the program

Programme facts

Degree:  Master of Aquatic Food Production

Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSAQFOOD
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Application deadline: 15 January

Location: NTNU (Trondheim), and partner universities
Validity of information: 2015/16