Career perspectives

Organic farming is a growing market and requires persons with a profound knowledge of organic food production, as well as processing and quality control. Graduates will primarily find employment in:

  •  Food processing companies
  • Trade
  • Quality management
  • Extension services
  • NGOs or other associations
  • Research and teaching institutions
  • Certification bodies
  • Extension services

Moreover, increasing international trade of organically-grown products creates a demand for people with a good knowledge of international organic certification procedures and standards. All EUR-Organic partner institutions are leading universities in the field of agricultural sciences in Europe. Their master degrees are both highly regarded academically, and well received by employers internationally.

Via the Double Degree and its language of instruction (English), career opportunities in the international organic sector are facilitated. A distinct asset of the EUR-Organic programme is that upon graduation the students will be used to the cultural conditions in two European countries. This is also a plus for the non-European students.

Therefore, graduates are highly competitive on the international job market. The 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 subsequent processing of organic food or in quality control, but which are nevertheless related to primary organic production. 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.