Organic Agriculture (MOA) / MSc

MSc Common part

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Common Part

The Common Part does not apply to specialization C - Double Degree Agroecology.
RO-0: Choose in consultation with your study adviser courses if these or equivalent courses have not been part of your BSc-programme.
RO-1: Choose in consultation and agreement with your study adviser either RO-1A, RO-1B, or RO-1C + an additional optional course:
- RO-1A focuses on consultancy and business.
- RO-1B focuses on research proposal writing and funding.
- RO-1C is meant for students with verifiable prior experience in project work and reflective learning.
YMC-60300 is an 'umbrella' code. Instead, choose and register for 3 credits worth of modular skills (MOS) courses. For an overview of possible MOS courses please see under YMC-60300 in the study handbook.
RO-2: these courses are compulsory for students who choose specialization A or B


CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
FSE-21806Introduction to Organic Production Systems6.00RO0M11AF
MAT-20306Advanced Statistics6.00RO0M11AF, 1MO, 5MO, 6MO
FSE-21306Organic Agriculture and Society6.00RO0M11MO
MCB-20806Principles of Consumer Studies6.00RO0M11MO
YFS-10801Wageningen Scientific Preparation Week1.00RO0M11WD
MAT-22306Quantitative Research Methodology and Statistics6.00RO0M13WD, 4WD
YMC-60300Modular Skills Training3.00RO1AM11AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
YMC-60300Modular Skills Training3.00RO1CM11AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
YMC-61303Scientific Skills Training3.00RO1CM11MO, 1AF
YMC-60809Academic Consultancy Training9.00RO1AM1/21WD, 2WD, 3MO+4WD, 5WD, 6WD
YEI-60312Research Master Cluster: Proposal Writing12.00RO1BM1/21WD, 2WD, 3WD+4WD, 5WD, 6WD
CSA-33303Masterclass Organic Agriculture3.00RO2M11WD+2WD+3WD+4WD+5WD+6WD
RSO-34806Social Transformations towards Sustainable Food Systems6.00RO2M12AF
SBL-33306Integrated Natural Resource Management in Organic Agriculture6.00RO2M12MO





A - Agroecology

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO-1 - RO-7: Choose one RO-cluster:
- If RO-2 is selected, choose one course and the thesis. The selected course must be related to the thesis topic.
- If RO-3 is selected, choose one course and the thesis. The selected course must be related to the thesis topic.
- If RO-6 is selected, choose one course and the thesis. The selected course must be related to the thesis topic.
RO-8: Choose one internship
The thesis and internship may be combined into a 60 credits interdisciplinary action research project, that is co-supervised by two chairgroups.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
APS-30306Sustainability Assessment of Animal Systems6.00RO1M15MO
APS-80436MSc Thesis Animal Production Systems36.00RO1M21,2,3,4,5,6
FSE-32306Methodologies for Reading Sustainable Foodscapes6.00RO2M15MO
FSE-30306Analysis and Design of Organic Farming Systems6.00RO2M16WD
FSE-31806Agroecology6.00RO2M16WD
FSE-80436MSc Thesis Farming Systems Ecology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-30806Research Methods in Crop Science6.00RO3M11AF
CSA-31806Grassland Science6.00RO3M11AF
CSA-32806Functional Diversity for Sustainable Crop Production6.00RO3M14WD
CSA-80436MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-30306Advanced Crop Physiology6.00RO4M14WD
CSA-80936MSc Thesis Crop Physiology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-30306Ecological Aspects of Bio-interactions6.00RO5M11AF
ENT-80436MSc Thesis Entomology36.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPS-30306Quantitative Analysis of Land Use Systems (QUALUS)6.00RO6M13WD
PPS-30806Analysing Sustainability of Farming Systems6.00RO6M15AF
PPS-80436MSc Thesis Plant Production Systems36.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
SBL-31806Nutrient Management6.00RO7M15AF
SBL-81836MSc Thesis Soil Biology36.00RO7M21,2,3,4,5,6
AEP-70424MSc Internship Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
APS-70424MSc Internship Animal Production Systems24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
BEC-70424MSc Internship Business Economics24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
CPT-70824MSc Internship Knowledge, Technology and Innovation24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70424MSc Internship Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70924MSc Internship Crop Physiology24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
ELS-70424MSc Internship Education and Learning Sciences24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENP-70424MSc Internship Environmental Policy24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-70424MSc Internship Entomology24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
FSE-70424MSc Internship Farming Systems Ecology24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
MCB-70424MSc Internship Marketing and Consumer Behaviour24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPS-70424MSc Internship Plant Production Systems24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
RSO-70424MSc Internship Rural Sociology24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
SBL-70424MSc Internship Soil Biology24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
SDC-70424MSc Internship Sociology of Development and Change24.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6





B - Sustainable Food Systems

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO-1 - R-8: Choose one RO-cluster:
- If RO-6 is selected, choose MCB-31306 and the thesis, and one other RO-6 course (MST-21306 for a thesis on Marketing Management; MCB-30306 for a thesis on Consumer Behaviour).
- If RO-8 is selected, choose one course and the thesis. The selected course must be related to the thesis topic.
RO-9: Choose one internship.
The thesis and internship may be combined into a 60 credits interdisciplinary action research project, that is co-supervised by two chairgroups.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
AEP-20306Economics of Agribusiness6.00RO1M11MO
AEP-30306The Economics and Politics of European Integration: Agricultural, Rural and Regional Policy Analysis6.00RO1M15AF
AEP-80436MSc Thesis Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy36.00RO1M21,2,3,4,5,6
BEC-30306Advanced Business Economics6.00RO2M16AF
BEC-80436MSc Thesis Business Economics36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
CPT-37806Researching Socio-Technical Practices, Innovation and Responsible Futures6.00RO3M15AF
CPT-80836MSc Thesis Knowledge, Technology and Innovation36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
ELS-31806Environmental Education and Learning for Sustainability6.00RO4M16WD
ELS-80436MSc Thesis Education and Learning Sciences36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENP-31806Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption6.00RO5M14WD
ENP-80436MSc Thesis Environmental Policy36.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6
MST-21306Advanced Management and Marketing6.00RO6M13WD
MCB-30306Consumer Behaviour: Concepts and Research Methods6.00RO6M14WD
MCB-31306Creating Frameworks for Marketing and Consumer Behaviour6.00RO6M16AF
MCB-80436MSc Thesis Marketing and Consumer Behaviour36.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
SDC-30806Political Ecologies of Natural Resource Distribution6.00RO7M15AF
SDC-80436MSc Thesis Sociology of Development and Change36.00RO7M21,2,3,4,5,6
RSO-30806The Sociology of Farming and Rural Life6.00RO8M15AF
RSO-31806Sociology of Food and Place6.00RO8M15MO
RSO-80436MSc Thesis Rural Sociology36.00RO8M21,2,3,4,5,6
AEP-70424MSc Internship Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
APS-70424MSc Internship Animal Production Systems24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
BEC-70424MSc Internship Business Economics24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
CPT-70824MSc Internship Knowledge, Technology and Innovation24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70424MSc Internship Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70924MSc Internship Crop Physiology24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
ELS-70424MSc Internship Education and Learning Sciences24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENP-70424MSc Internship Environmental Policy24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-70424MSc Internship Entomology24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
FSE-70424MSc Internship Farming Systems Ecology24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
MCB-70424MSc Internship Marketing and Consumer Behaviour24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPS-70424MSc Internship Plant Production Systems24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
RSO-70424MSc Internship Rural Sociology24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
SBL-70424MSc Internship Soil Biology24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6
SDC-70424MSc Internship Sociology of Development and Change24.00RO9M21,2,3,4,5,6





C - Double Degree Agroecology

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO-1: Choose one course if these or equivalent courses have not been part of your BSc-programme.
RO-2: Choose one course depending on your choice of thesis from RO-4:
- Choose FSE-30306 or FSE-31806 for a thesis at FSE. The selected course must be related to the thesis topic.
- Choose CSA-30806 for a thesis at CSA.
- Choose PPS-30306 for a thesis at PPS.
- Choose SOQ-33306 for a thesis at SOQ.
RO-3: Choose one internship or second thesis from RO-3.
RO-4: Choose one thesis from RO-4; choose in consultation with the study adviser and the examiner of your thesis an additional course related to the subject of the thesis.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
YMC-60300Modular Skills Training3.00CSM11AF, 3AF
FSE-21306Organic Agriculture and Society6.00CSM11MO
RSO-34806Social Transformations towards Sustainable Food Systems6.00CSM12AF
XIS-30304Agriculture and Landscape Management in a Particular Agricultural Region4.00CSM21WD
XIS-31807Agroecological Cropping Practices7.00CSM21WD
XIS-30805World Ecosystems and Agricultural Use5.00CSM22WD
XIS-31306Management of Agroecosystems: Implications from Policies and Nature Conservation6.00CSM22WD
XIS-62308Group Project Management8.00CSM23WD
MAT-20306Advanced Statistics6.00RO1M11MO, 2MO, 5MO
MAT-22306Quantitative Research Methodology and Statistics6.00RO1M13WD, 4WD
SBL-33306Integrated Natural Resource Management in Organic Agriculture6.00RO2M12MO
PPS-30306Quantitative Analysis of Land Use Systems (QUALUS)6.00RO2M13WD
CSA-32806Functional Diversity for Sustainable Crop Production6.00RO2M14WD
FSE-30306Analysis and Design of Organic Farming Systems6.00RO2M16WD
FSE-31806Agroecology6.00RO2M16WD
SBL-70424MSc Internship Soil Biology24.00RO3M11,2,3,4,5,6
SBL-81824MSc Thesis Soil Biology24.00RO3M11,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70424MSc Internship Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO3M14,5,6
CSA-80424MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO3M14,5,6
FSE-70424MSc Internship Farming Systems Ecology24.00RO3M14,5,6
FSE-80424MSc Thesis Farming Systems Ecology24.00RO3M14,5,6
PPS-70424MSc Internship Plant Production Systems24.00RO3M14,5,6
PPS-80424MSc Thesis Plant Production Systems24.00RO3M14,5,6
SBL-81830MSc Thesis Soil Biology30.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-80430MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology30.00RO4M24,5,6
FSE-80430MSc Thesis Farming Systems Ecology30.00RO4M24,5,6
PPS-80430MSc Thesis Plant Production Systems30.00RO4M24,5,6