Bachelor's Degree in Biological & Life Sciences in Iceland

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Biological & Life Sciences

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Bachelor degrees in Biological and Life Sciences are concerned with the understanding of living things. Its teachings range from biology, functioning of organisms and the organization of animal and vegetable kingdoms to the molecular level of chemical interaction.

Iceland officially the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country situated at the confluence of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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Bachelor in Plant Production (EED)

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months

Graduates of this course will have first-hand knowledge of horticultural practices in the Netherlands, one of the leading EU countries in horticulture and plant breeding. Graduates will gain valuable insight into the contrasts in business culture and work ethics that exist between regions in Europe. [+]

Best Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in Iceland 2017. In the actual circumstances of economic and energy crises the agricultural production in Europe faces important challenges on how and where to produce for increasingly demanding consumers and a competitive market in a sustainable way in all aspects. The future managers and advisors in the sector need more than ever first-hand knowledge about innovative techniques in greenhouse and open field crop production and skills of international business management. The students study at Aeres UAS in Dronten (The Netherlands) and Groupe ESA in Angers (France). Graduates of this course will have first-hand knowledge of horticultural practices in the Netherlands, one of the leading EU countries in horticulture and plant breeding. Graduates will gain valuable insight into the contrasts in business culture and work ethics that exist between regions in Europe. The study includes the professional competencies required for those positions in businesses, industries, government and other national and international institutions where plant production is an important topic. The professional tasks given to professionals in these positions are the backbone of your study. The added value of your studies in France The Groupe ESA is located in Western France, the leading French agricultural and agri-business region. With its 2,630 students, Groupe ESA is the largest institute of higher education for life sciences in France. It offers a wide range of programmes in 10 major sectors of activity: farming, food, landscape management, environment, horticulture, viticulture, retailing, trade, agribusiness management and town & country planning. The main features of the educational experience at Groupe ESA are focusing on intensive coaching and a desire to develop a sense of entrepreneurship with a close relationship with business life. The constant exchange with business life allows Groupe ESA to stay in tune with the challenges and realities of the workplace. Angers is a vibrant city with an exceptional heritage, only 90 minutes from Paris and 60 minutes from the Atlantic. Because of the long tradition of horticulture, Angers is today the most important centre for crop production and processing in Europe, notably seeds. It is also a first class economic centre for the food industry, banks and logistics companies. Studying in the Netherlands and France gives students the opportunity to discover other cultures and develop the human qualities of respect, open-mindedness, tolerance and resourcefulness. Competencies Successful graduates will be competent in the following areas of expertise: Research, innovation and development in the agricultural sector Plant production/horitcultural advisory services Commercial activities, national and international Entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector Market development and marketing strategies for agricultural products National or EU policy institutes Double degree Aeres University of Applied Sciences and Groupe ESA offer an English-language double European Engineer Degree programme (EED) for students in the plant production sector for a successful career in one of the following professional profiles: Research, development and innovation in the plant / horticulture production sector Consultant and advisor Sales and account manager Entrepreneurship and business management Enrol Successful applicants for the 1.5 year Bachelor degree courses must have: Completed BTS, DUT, HND or Licence 2 or at least three years of university study in agriculture or a related subject A minimum score of 550 in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognised equivalent such as the IELTS (level 6.0) or IBT (79) The ability to formulate coherently in written English, and to have a vision of the chosen jarea of interest. Essay writing is part of the selection procedure Strong motivation to be successful in the sector Team spirit, a flexible attitude in an international working environment Funding in the form of a grant or a stipend, or private means Qualification After successfully completing this one-year programme, graduates will receive an Ingenieur degree (bachelor´s honours degree) and the Licence Professionelle in Horticulture and Arable Farming. [-]

Bachelor in Livestock Production (EED)

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months

The programme is directed towards students who are interested in a study in the livestock sector. Dairy cows, pigs and poultry are the main focus of this study, which includes extensive practical training and contact with the industry. [+]

The programme is directed towards students who are interested in a study in the livestock sector. Dairy cows, pigs and poultry are the main focus of this study, which includes extensive practical training and contact with the industry. Students are trained for positions such as advisor, sales manager, researcher, policy advisor and entrepreneur. They study at Aeres UAS in Dronten (The Netherlands) and Groupe ESA in Angers (France). The various skills required to successfully fulfil these positions are practiced extensively. The programme also includes technical subjects such as animal nutrition, animal health and animal welfare. The livestock sector has a great need for highly educated farm successors, advisors and managers who have an affinity with the agricultural sector. The university in Dronten is one of the renowned agricultural universities in the Netherlands in the field of entrepreneurship. It is not just about knowledge, it is also a question of developing yourself as an enterprising person. The added value of your studies in France The Groupe ESA is located in Western France, the leading French agricultural and agri-business region. With its 2,630 students, Groupe ESA is the largest institute of higher education for life sciences in France. It offers a wide range of programmes in 10 major sectors of activity: farming, food, landscape management, environment, horticulture, viticulture, retailing, trade, agribusiness management and town & country planning. The main features of the educational experience at Groupe ESA are focusing on intensive coaching and a desire to develop a sense of entrepreneurship with a close relationship with business life. The constant exchange with business life allows Groupe ESA to stay in tune with the challenges and realities of the workplace. Angers is a vibrant city with an exceptional heritage, only 90 minutes from Paris and 60 minutes from the Atlantic. Because of the long tradition of horticulture, Angers is today the most important centre for crop production and processing in Europe, notably seeds. It is also a first class economic centre for the food industry, banks and logistics companies. Studying in the Netherlands and France gives students the opportunity to discover other cultures and develop the human qualities of respect, open-mindedness, tolerance and resourcefulness. Competencies Successful graduates will be competent in the following areas of expertise: Consultancy and advice on livestock production Market development and marketing strategies for livestock products Policy institutes at national and international level (EU) Applied research livestock production Entrepreneurship Double degree Aeres University of Applied Sciences and Groupe ESA offers a double degree European Engineer Degree programme (EED) for students in the livestock sector for successful carreer in one of the following profiles: Consultant and advisor Sales and account manager Entrepreneurship and business management Researcher livestock production National or EU policy advisor Enrol Successful applicants for the 1.5 year Bachelor degree courses must have: Completed BTS, DUT, HND or Licence 2 or at least three years of university study in agriculture or a related subject A minimum score of 550 in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognised equivalent such as the IELTS (level 6.0) or IBT (79) The ability to formulate coherently in written English, and to have a vision of the chosen jarea of interest. Essay writing is part of the selection procedure Strong motivation to be successful in the sector Team spirit, a flexible attitude in an international working environment Funding in the form of a grant or a stipend, or private means Qualification After successfully completing this one- year programme, graduates will receive an Ingenieur degree (bachelor´s honours degree) and the Licence Professionelle in Animal Husbandry. [-]

Bachelor in International Agribusiness (EED)

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year

The major International Agribusiness is an English-language programme for students who seek a professional career in the agricultural sector with an international focus. Students study at Aeres UAS in Dronten (The Netherlands) and Groupe ESA in Angers (France). [+]

Best Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in Iceland 2017. The major International Agribusiness is an English-language programme for students who seek a professional career in the agricultural sector with an international focus. Students study at Aeres UAS in Dronten (The Netherlands) and Groupe ESA in Angers (France). Graduates of this course will know about the agricultural business environment, future developments and how to deal with a demanding and competitive market. The added value of your studies in France The Groupe ESA is located in Western France, the leading French agricultural and agri-business region. With its 2,630 students, Groupe ESA is the largest institute of higher education for life sciences in France. It offers a wide range of programmes in 10 major sectors of activity: farming, food, landscape management, environment, horticulture, viticulture, retailing, trade, agribusiness management and town & country planning. The main features of the educational experience at Groupe ESA are focusing on intensive coaching and a desire to develop a sense of entrepreneurship with a close relationship with business life. The constant exchange with business life allows Groupe ESA to stay in tune with the challenges and realities of the workplace. Angers is a vibrant city with an exceptional heritage, only 90 minutes from Paris and 60 minutes from the Atlantic. Because of the long tradition of horticulture, Angers is today the most important centre for crop production and processing in Europe, notably seeds. It is also a first class economic centre for the food industry, banks and logistics companies. Studying in the Netherlands and France gives students the opportunity to discover other cultures and develop the human qualities of respect, open-mindedness, tolerance and resourcefulness. Competencies Successful graduates will be competent in the following areas of expertise: Commercial activities, national and international Entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector Market development and marketing strategies for agricultural products Employment in national or EU policy institutes Enrol Successful applicants for the 1.5 year Bachelor degree courses must have: Completed BTS, DUT, HND or Licence 2 or at least three years of university study in agriculture or a related subject A minimum score of 550 in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognised equivalent such as the IELTS (level 6.0) or IBT (79) The ability to formulate coherently in written English, and to have a vision of the chosen area of interest. Essay writing is part of the selection procedure Strong motivation to be successful in the sector Team spirit, a flexible attitude in an international working environment Funding in the form of a grant or a stipend, or private means Qualification After successfully completing this one- year programme, graduates will receive an Ingenieur degree (bachelor´s honours degree) in Agribusiness & Business Administration. This degree is designed in such a way that it can be continued by the Agricadre course of Groupe ESA. [-]

Bachelor in Food Entrepreneurship

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year

Food: there is no other product in the world that everyone uses and buys daily. Food influences who we are, causes political conflicts, but also brings people together. For decades, food has been abundant for many people in this world, yet has not been appreciated thus. In an ever changing world with a growing population, we will need more food every decade. On the other side: food is something we enjoy together. [+]

Food: there is no other product in the world that everyone uses and buys daily. Food influences who we are, causes political conflicts, but also brings people together. For decades, food has been abundant for many people in this world, yet has not been appreciated thus. In an ever changing world with a growing population, we will need more food every decade. On the other side: food is something we enjoy together. Something we share, and want to make good use of. So ask yourself: do you care about food? Do you want to contribute to a different food system? Do you want to create food products or services in the food business that will make a difference? Opt for the course Food Entrepreneurship. This one-year Bachelor programme is offered jointly with the Youth Food Movement (YFM). As a result of this unique collaboration, you will be able to get in touch with interesting companies; furthermore, the YFM will enable you to broaden your scope on the agribusiness and its stakeholders. A food revolution is taking place at this very moment: goodbye to fast food, we welcome good, clean and fair food. In this urbanizing world there is a need to reconnect people to their food. As a graduate of Food Entrepreneurship, you can contribute to this change. During this 1-year programme, you will learn how to set up your own (food) business and how to market your product and service. On top of all this, personal coaching will be offered to support you in building a company in line with your dreams, qualities and values. The programme aims first and foremost at supporting you to develop your own company or organization. However as a recognized Bachelor of Business administration, it will also make you an eligible candidate for jobs like: Product Developer Logistics Manager Marketing Manager Quality Control Entrepreneur Graduates are entrepreneurial and innovative persons who are used to work in multidisciplinary teams, able to use the abilities to contribute to a food system that can feed the world in a sustainable way. PROGRAMME JOINTLY WITH YOUTH FOOD MOVEMENT The Youth Food Movement (YFM) is engaged in good, clean and fair food. By means of eat-ins, the Food Film Festival, talkshows and the YFM Academy, this movement makes the young conscious of the food choices they make, in a positive and motivating way. Food is often taken for granted, but that is not the way it should be. Contrary to popular belief, food is one of the most complex subjects of our time; it touches all the major social and ecological themes. Contribute, take part. Combine your ideals with science, research and entrepreneurship. The programme automatically makes you a member of the Youth Food Movement. QUALIFICATION After successfully completing the one-year programme, graduates will receive the Ingenieur degree (bachelor’s honours degree) in Business Administration and Agribusiness. [-]

Bachelor in Food Safety Management

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year

Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers a degree programme for students interested in a career in one of the following professional profiles: [+]

Best Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in Iceland 2017. Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers a degree programme for students interested in a career in one of the following professional profiles: - Food quality and food safety manager - Auditor of international food quality systems - Senior advisor / consultant on food quality control Safe food has become a top priority. Food production has become more complicated and more and more things can go wrong during the production process. Regarding the use of antibiotics in cattle feed which has led to bacterial resistance to antibiotics. For many years, the Netherlands has played a leading role in the field of food safety. The first food safety certificates were issued to companies in the Netherlands. The chain approach (from farm to fork) has also played a significant role in this regard. Students will learn what a food safety system is, how to set it up and how to monitor whether a food safety system is working well. Qualification After successfully completing this one-year programme, graduates will receive the Ingenieur degree (bachelor’s honours degree) in Management and Agribusiness. Competencies Successful graduates will be competent in the following areas of expertise: - Analysing agri-food chains - Implementing quality and food safety systems - Auditing quality systems [-]

Bachelor in European Food Business

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years

This 4 year <strong>Bachelor degree</strong> will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in the European Food Business. The first two years you will receive a foundation in business management, marketing and food product development. [+]

Europe has a very rich history in food production and trade. The different locations in Europe allowed for the development of unique products and traditional production methods. What is the future for these products? Consumers today are more aware of what they eat and due to all the recent scandals in the food industry more and more consumers are looking for products of known origin. You will study European Food Business together with students from different nationalities and explore how the diversity of food production opportunities within the European Union can be used for larger groups of consumers. This 4 year Bachelor degree will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in the European Food Business. The first two years you will receive a foundation in business management, marketing and food product development. In these years you will also gain a better insight into the developments in the food business worldwide as well as the latest developments within the European Union. One of the elements of the programme is a study trip to one or two European countries in the first semester to further explore the concept of European food production. In the third year you will study at different European universities and further focus on the relation between the location where the product is grown and the specific characteristics of the product. You will also get a better understanding of the relation between culture and food, and how to brand products coming from a specific region. In the fourth year you will create your own business, based on a product of choice. In addition you will write a thesis and after graduating you will be an expert in European Food Business. Professional opportunities After graduating European Food Business, you have gained much knowledge about production, processing and marketing of products, but also know how to bring producer and consumer close together. You are deployable inside the (inter-)national food business as well as outside this business, which will definitely increase your employment opportunities. This could include positions such as: - Market Research Manager - Distribution and Logistics Manager - Corporate Sales Manager - Financial Officer - International Sales Consultant - Policy Analyst - International Marketing Manager [-]

Bachelor in International Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year

The Bachelor in International Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis programme offers possibilities for careers in governmental organisations at all levels, water boards, research institutes, consultancy companies and non-profit organisations. [+]

Best Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in Iceland 2017. This English-taught Bachelor programme on Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis is open to both Dutch and international students who are interested in careers in one of the following professions: Advisor Spatial Planning for water ecosystems Practical researcher Monitoring & Evaluation Eco-hydrologist And professions related to the above. The programme focuses on current challenges such as climate change, dealing with stakeholders in nature development projects and on the aspects of the monitoring cycle. You will be trained to develop a professional working method and attitude. To assure that our students are well prepared for the professional practice, this programme has been developed in cooperation with expert groups from the water sector. For example knowledge of and practical experience with the Water Framework Directive will be part of the programme; this is an EU directive that strongly influences the work of a present-day water professional. You will be trained to think ‘out of the box’ in an international context and with a focus on sustainable solutions. You will be prepared to develop yourself further after graduation in a self-directed (study) path. The programme offers possibilities for careers in governmental organisations at all levels, water boards, research institutes, consultancy companies and non-profit organisations. QUALIFICATION After successfully completing this one-year programme, graduates will receive an internationally recognised Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Applied Biology. [-]

Bachelor in International Equine Business Management

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years

The English-taught bachelor’s degree in International Equine Business Management is a business administration degree in which the horse plays a central part. Business administration subjects make up 70% of the International Equine Business Management course. While horse-related subjects make up the remaining 30%. [+]

The English-taught bachelor’s degree in International Equine Business Management is a business administration degree in which the horse plays a central part. Business administration subjects make up 70% of the International Equine Business Management course. While horse-related subjects make up the remaining 30%. The focus on equine management makes it easier for students to absorb the information on the business administration subjects such as marketing and economics. Writing business plans One of the things that the students will learn during the study programme is how to write policy memos. The student must choose a current topic within the sector such as doping in equestrian sports or identification & registration, for example, and create a policy for it. Students will also learn how to compile business plans. Their business plans can be for an equestrian business but it need not be. It is, however, important for students on the International Equine Business Management degree to have some prior experience in the equine sector. While you do not need to own your own horse in order to take this degree, we do consider it important for you to have some knowledge of the sector and to have some experience in working with horses. Broad education The benefit of the 70/30 split within the programme is that students receive a broad education which would prepare them for a variety of careers. Graduates find jobs both within and outside the sector. After completing the programme, they will have a solid degree that will be a valuable asset in the job market. Graduates can be found working in many different places. Some choose to start their own business. Others are hired for policy-making positions by town councils or get jobs at the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation (KNHS), equestrian insurance companies, the Federation of Dutch Equestrian Centres (FNRS), the Rabobank or event organisations. Some graduates intentionally choose a career outside the sector and horses normally remain a hobby. You really can do anything you like with a degree in International Equine Business Management. Competencies After you obtain your bachelor’s degree, you could work as one of the following, for example: - Consultant - Account Manager Events - Policy Officer for the Government - Financial Adviser within the Equine Industry - Insurance Expert - Stable or Riding School Manager - Equestrian Leisure Manager Enrol Successful applicants for the course must have: - followed at least two years of a related bachelor programme or have an additional or foundation degree in a related course (Business Administration or Equine Studies) - several years of relevant work experience either with or without an academic qualification - a minimum 550 score in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognised equivalent such as the IELTS (level 6.0) - the ability to formulate coherently in written English, and to have a vision of the chosen area of interest. Essay writing is part of the selection procedure - strong motivation to be successful in the sector - team spirit, a flexible attitude in an international working environment - funding in the form of a grant or a stipend, or private means [-]

Bachelor in International Food Business

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years Iceland

The <strong>International Food Business programme</strong> is unique in many ways, but first and foremost because it is offered by a Dutch and a Canadian University who both offer their Bachelor degree to students who complete this programme, Students study both in Canada and in the Netherlands during the 4 years of study. [+]

Best Bachelors in Biological & Life Sciences in Iceland 2017. The process from farm to fork is a unique and special process. Every year thousands of new products will enter the market and end up in stores all over the world. The food industry is a rapidly changing business climate, forcing companies to meet the constant demands for improvement. Therefore this industry needs well organised companies who are international orientated, innovative, concerned with international marketing and logistics and have a strong and secure quality approach. This is exactly what our course in International Food Business is focussing on. Future managers in the food business and food sector will need first-hand knowledge of international business practice and chain management. And although North America and Europe have a close bond since time immemorial, the two continents are very different. Consumer behaviour and doing business in North America is very different compared to Europe. If you want to work with these continents you need to adapt to both cultures. Every country is different from the other, so you need to know who and what you are dealing with. The International Food Business programme is unique in many ways, but first and foremost because it is offered by a Dutch and a Canadian University who both offer their Bachelor degree to students who complete this programme, Students study both in Canada and in the Netherlands during the 4 years of study. Professional opportunities If you complete the International Food Business study successfully your employment opportunities will increase dramatically, not only within the national and international agri-food business, but also in other industries. This could include positions such as: - Market Research Manager - Distribution and Logistics Manager - Corporate Sales Manager - Financial Officer - International Sales Consultant - Product Developer - International Marketing Manager Entrance Requirements Admission requires high school (secondary school) graduation at the level of higher general secondary education or pre-university education (Dutch equivalent HAVO-VWO). We advise you to contact us for personal advice and further details. Applicants must submit a motivation letter and resume outlining their commitment to the programme and must be available for a personal interview and an English language test. The decision on your enrolment will be based on all the requirements mentioned above. This Bachelor programme is offered by CAH Vilentum and Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture. You will have the unique opportunity to follow a study in an international class on two continents (dual degree). You will study for one year in Canada. During the first year you will study in the Netherlands together with the European students. In the second year, the Canadian students will join you. In the third year, the entire group will study in Canada. In the fourth year, you will complete your studies in the Netherlands with the option to do your thesis research at an internationally located company. The study language is English throughout the entire course. English language skills are one of the requirements in the application procedure, however the first two years English language classes are part of the programme to further support non-native speakers developing their language skills. [-]