Master's degree (2 years)
Full time
Nordic Master in Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality

This programme focuses on production of aquatic food throughout the entire production and food supply chain, linking primary production – including aquaculture and wild catch – with processing and distribution before it reaches the consumers.

Application deadline:

April 15th
International applicants: December 1st

Start of Studies:



A relevant bachelor or equivalent degree in life sciences.

This is a double degree master's programme of 120 ECTS, including mobility, offered by a consortium of three leading universities in the Nordic countries: 

You start with the first year at one university and take the second year at another consortium university in another country depending on your choice of specialization.  

The first semester (30 ECTS) is equal for all, essentially given as e-learning, focusing on the entire aquatic value chain. 

AQFood offers three study tracks starting with first year:  

  • Aquatic Production (first year at NMBU) 
  • Natural Resources (first year at NTNU) 
  • Marine innovation and Sustainability (first year at UoI) 

The second year is used for specialization, which opens up for several possibilities. The specialization depends on the combination of universities. After studying aquatic production at NMBU, you will continue with marine innovation and sustainability at UoI during your second year.  

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Career opportunities

An increased demand for aquatic food requires highly qualified candidates throughout the entire food chain. The growing aquatic food industry is becoming more and more integrated, which means that individual companies cover several parts of the entire value chain.

  • The program gives you a global understanding of the aquatic food production. You will learn about the entire value chain for aquatic food, from fishery and aquaculture throughout processing, distribution until the product reaches the consumer. The program is focusing on safety and quality, from sea to table.
    • The demand for aquatic food is increasing drastically worldwide 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.