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MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Royal Agricultural University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is for anyone concerned that our food production systems will not be fit for purpose by the middle of this century.

Course overview

Increasingly large swathes of the globe are beset by resource constraints and environmental uncertainty, which requires a radical shift in our production and consumption habits. This course will equip you with the specialised knowledge and skills that are urgently needed by governments, NGOs and commercial companies as they respond to some of today’s biggest challenges.

If you are driven by a desire to shape public and political attitudes, this is the ideal environment in which to develop a strategic and operational mind-set in a way that will expand your own opinions and those of global decision-makers.

You will delve into critical issues such as the human exploitation of the Earth’s resources, poverty alleviation and food security, the ethical and cultural implications of policy development, the ecological basis for sustainable agricultural development, and critical capacity building approaches.

Teaching

The course may be studied full-time over 12 months or part-time over two years, staring either in September or January, comprising five core modules and three elective modules, followed by a Research Project carried out over the summer culminating in a review of a key topic and an academic paper.

You will gain a broader understanding of relevant issues through knowledge acquisition, intellectual enquiry, debate, and team/individual research.

In addition to lectures, you will participate in case studies, seminars and management projects. This approach fosters teamwork and complements individual study and student learning.

Careers and enterprise

Our graduates have gone on to enter production, policy, and research and consultancy careers in the agricultural and food quality sector, within:

  • International organisations
  • Government departments
  • NGOs
  • Research institutes
  • Universities
  • Commercial companies worldwide

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,240per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Royal Agricultural University

  • University League Table

    114th

  • Campus address

    Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 20 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    124 82%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    8th

    3

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