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MSc Sustainable and Efficient Food Production

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to help agriculture meet the challenges of the 21st century! This Sustainable and Efficient Food Production postgraduate course centres on increasing efficiency and reducing environmental impact within the extensive pasture-based production sector. The programme provides flexible, accessible, postgraduate level training for people employed in the agri-food sector. Training comprises distance learning modules and work-based research projects. These are accessible as CPD or as credit-bearing units, which can be built towards a range of postgraduate qualifications.

Overview

Why study Sustainable and Efficient Food Production via distance learning at Aberystwyth University?

Our training has been designed to be as accessible as possible, particularly for those in full time employment. The course is entirely online, enabling you to study when and where (provided you have Internet access) is convenient for you.

This course is highly flexible. With a wide range of option modules available, you are able to pick and choose the modules you wish to study according to your needs and interests. We also work closely with Bangor University, which means that you can also take relevant Bangor modules as part of your studies.

Taught by experts at both Aberystwyth University (AU) and Bangor University (BU), this course offers you a highly vocational option.

The Institute of Biological, Rural and Environmental Sciences at Aberystwyth University has 1000 ha of farmland, a 400 cow dairy unit, upland and lowland sheep and beef units and a flock of layer hens. IBERS livestock-related research was worth in excess of £20 million in the last 5 years.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) review of university achievement, 78% of our research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent, and 76% of our work was recognised as having a practical applied impact on society at a world-class level.

Our most recent joint submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) was the 5th strongest submission in the UK and placed our Department in the top 10 universities in the UK for research intensity.
IBERS has previously been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education and we received the ''Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology'' award at the 2013 Times Higher Education Award
A three year version is available for those in receipt of a student loan.

How will I be assessed?

There are no exams within this programme. Taught modules are assessed via coursework (namely reports and essays, but also literature reviews, case studies, business plans and data analysis tasks), presentations and forum discussion.

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    126 60%

    33rd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    16th

    10

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