University of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Food technology and human nutrition
Agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2-year program
Degree awarded: 
Application deadline: 
Thursday, 1 June, 2017
Day of semester start: 
Friday, 1 September, 2017
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 

Students require a Bachelor of Science or an equivalent degree in agriculture or a related discipline (e.g. Biology, Food Technology, Economics, Nutrition Sciences, Environemntal Sciences) following at least three years of university studies. English language skills.

Students from all countries of the world can apply for the EUR-ORGANIC programme. Deadline for application is 1st June for students within EU/EEA and 15th March for students outside EU/EEA. Students pay the tuition fee according to the rules of university where they are registered as fulltime students, i.e. their home university, during both study years. Students are exempted from paying tuition fee at their host university.


Specialization: Organic Food Quality and Marketing (within the ELLS Programme "Organic Agriculture and Food systems" EUR-ORGANIC)

The core of the double Degree M.Sc. Programme "Organic Agriculture and Food systems" (EUR-ORGANIC) is to create the study profiles that enable the students to profit from the different foci of organic agriculture teaching and research of the partner universities. The EUR-ORGANIC consortium: University of Hohenheim, Germany; University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria; Aarhus University (AUSCiTech), Denmark, Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW, Poland. 

Detailed programme of studies

Duration: Two basic semester packages, one specialization semester package and a master thesis; start: September with a joint start-up module that is compulsory for all students enrolled in the programme.

During the M.Sc. programme all students will be studying at two different universities. The first semester/basic: Joint start-up module + e-learning; compulsory courses. IMPORTANT: The first & second semesters are only possible at Hohenheim Univ. BOKU and Aarhus Univ. The second semster/ basic: compulsory modules & elective modules. Summer school - elective modules. The third and fourth semester: elective modules/master thesis.

Educational outcomes

The presented M.Sc. programme offers an insight into all important steps along the food chain. This broad-based approach enables students to solve problems arising in the usbsequent processing of organic food or in quality control. Students acquire interdisciplinary, solutions-based analytical skills appropriate to meet the demands faced by employees at all levels both in the private and public sector. Graduates are highly competitive on the international job market. Career opportunities in the intenraional organic sector are facilitated. A distinct asset of the EUR-ORGANIC programmes is that upon graduation the students will be used to the cultural conditions in two European contries.