AGROBIOLOGY

 Focus on food production and bioenergy to develop the agriculture of the future.

About the programme
Quota 1 2018: All admitted   |   Quota 2 2018: -  
Language
: Danish  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / September

Admission requirements

Admission area number: 22175  

To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, you must fulfil the following requirements:

1. A qualifying examination 

2. Grade requirements: You will need both an average grade of at least 7.0 on your overall qualifying examination (incl. any bonus for extra A-level subjects) and an average grade of at least 7.0 in Mathematics A specifically (on the Danish 7-point grading scale).

3. The following specific admission requirements:

  • Danish A
  • English B
  • Mathematics A
  • And one of these combinations:
    • Physics B and Chemistry B
      or
    • Physics B and Biotechnology A
      or
    • Geoscience A and Chemistry B 
      or
    • Chemistry A, Biology A and Physics C

If there are one or more subjects which you have not completed, you can take them as supplementary courses at upper secondary school level or a summer supplementary courses (conditional admission).

The admission requirements must be met and documented by 5 July of the year of application, unless you are applying for conditional admission.

If you don’t meet the grade requirements

If you don’t meet, or don’t expect to meet, the grade requirements of an average grade of at least 7.0 io your qualifying examination and an average grade of at least 7.0 in Mathematics A, you can apply for admission through an entrance examination. Completing the entrance examination is equivalent to fulfilling the grade requirements, but does not guarantee admission.

Applicants who wish to take part in the entrance examination must apply before the deadline on 15 March at 12:00 (quota 2)

Quota 2

Like quota 1 applicants, quota 2 applicants must have passed a qualifying examination, and they must also fulfil the specific admission requirements above. All quota 2 applicants will be invited to take an entrance examination.

Read more about quota 2 and the entrance examination

If there are more qualified applicants than quota 2 places, the applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  1. Your score from the entrance examination
  2. Your average grade in Mathematics A
  3. A concrete assessment of your academic qualifications for admission (for example average grade from your qualifying examination, special permission or similar relevant selection criteria)

Admission 2019

In 2019 a new entry requirement is introduced. To apply for admission in 2019 you must have a grade point average of 7.0 in your qualifying examination and at least 7.0 grade in average in Mathematics A.

Entrance examination

Applicants who do not meet or do not expect to meet the grade requirement of minimum 7.0 in Mathematics and an average of 7.0 in the qualifying examination, may apply for admission via an entrance examination. A passed entrance examination is equated with both grade requirements.

For applicants who wish to participate in an entrance examination, the application deadline is 15 March 12.00 (midday)

Quota 2 criteria

If there are more qualified applicants, that is more applicants who pass the entrance examination, than there are study places, the following criteria will be included in the assessment of applications:

  • Score from admission test
  • Average in Mathematics
  • Average in the qualifying examination.

Programme structure

Academic regulations

In the academic regulations for the Bachelor’s degree programme in agrobiology, you can read more about the content of the individual subjects, the structure of the degree programme and the demands that will be made of you as a student. You can also read about the types of exams and the exam requirements.

In the study programme diagram for the Bachelor’s degree programme in agrobiology you can click on the various subjects to read the individual course descriptions.


 

Tracks

The first two years of the degree programme contain a number of compulsory subjects to give you the required scientific grounding, in particular within biology. In the course of the degree programme’s second year, you begin to create your own unique profile as you must choose one of four tracks:

Animal biology and production

Taking this track will see you work with topics such as ecology, plant health and animal welfare. The interaction between animal production, quality, health and animal welfare is central for the subjects in this track, but you also gain an insight into how competitive food production is ensured, while at the same time taking account of animal welfare.

Food quality

Health, nutrition and food are key words for the track and you will work with the factors affecting food quality and the technologies that can be used to improve the level of quality and efficiency of food quality. You will also work on nutrition and how food is absorbed and affects the body. 

Plant production

Nature, the environment and plant production are among the themes of this track. You will work with the interplay between crop production, quality and the environment. You will also consider how we can utilise natural resources more efficiently, while at the same time taking environmental impact and the quality of crops into consideration. 

Agriculture and the environment

Renewable energy, the environment and agricultural production are recurring topics on this track. You will work with the expectations faced by agriculture to increase production of renewable bioenergy, while at the same time increasing food production. You will also work with the issue of how the need for increased agricultural efficiency and production can be balanced with efforts to reduce its environmental impact.