Objectives and competences

The global agri-food system is currently undergoing a deep sustainability crisis with dramatic ecological, environmental, economic and social consequences. Various international organizations promote ecological farming as the best alternative to tackle the sector's challenges. The master's programme curriculum includes an overview of the entire ecological agri-food industry and provides society, farmers and the agri-food industry at large with the professional profiles needed to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateLifelong learning master's degree certificate
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Biologia
Branch of knowledge
  • Agricultural sciences and food technology
  • Environmental sciences and ecology
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 4.200,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):Yes
Classes begin:19/10/2023
Master's degree course homepage http://www.masterae.net
ManagmentSans Serra, F. Xavier
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


- Acquire the basic knowledge to analyse how agroecosystems operate.
- Learn agricultural production techniques that respect the environment.
- To understand the ecological agri-food chain from production and transformation to commercialization, distribution and consumption.
- Acquire professional training with the aim of undertaking and managing projects in the framework of organic farming.
- Acquire specialist training to be able to carry out research and assessment in farming concerns and ecological farming companies.
- Receive specialized technical training to carry out the tasks of controlling organic agricultural production.
- Acquire the training and develop the initiative to support the development of the sector.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Those interested in learning more about ecological farming.

Access requirements:
- Degree, diploma or equivalent university qualification.
- A maximum of three students can be accepted with no university qualification in the exceptional case that the person in charge of the master?s degree considers that they are capable of following the course. In this case, they will obtain a university extension diploma on completion of the course.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught


Email address:fsans@ub.edu

For further enquiries

Address:Giulia Santulli
Avda. Diagonal 643

08028 - Barcelona
Email address:masterae@ub.edu
Observations:Monday to Thursday, from 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (opening hours of the technical secretary?s office).