master´s degree programme,2 years, Trondheim

Ocean Resources

Specialization in MSOCEAN:

Aquatic Food science

  • Aquatic food production
  • Fish waste utilization
  • Seaweed processing

Most of the fish resources are already fully exploited, or overexploited, and there is a need for better preservation and processing methods to reduce loss and increase the volume used for human consumption. More knowledge on the biochemistry and quality of the raw material and the relationship between raw material and processing parameters is needed. The focus of the research will be on maintaining the healthy components in seafood, the food safety and the quality. There is also an increasing interest in fresh food and minimally processed food. Harvesting and processing of other resources such as plankton, krill and seaweed is also important. These resources require new preservation and processing methods.

The Food science specialization include Aquatic food production, which is the former Nordic master program MSAQFOOD. This program is now merged into MSOCEAN and forms a major component of the specialization Food science. Aquatic food production has special application routines.

Participation in Aquatic food science will involve exchange and mobility between the Nordic Countries. For course overview, you will find more information on study tracks, programme structures and courses on the DTU webpage see http://www.aqfood.org/.

If you apply to NTNU, you will have your first year here, and the second year in DTU, Denmark or University of Iceland, Iceland.

When you apply to NTNU, please indicate that you aim for the specialization Aquatic food science.

Partner universities

Aquatic Food science is a double degree master program, including mobility, offered by a consortium of four leading universities in the Nordic countries: