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Agroforestry and Food Security MSc

Agroforestry and Food Security MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forestry / Timber Production Security Cookery

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About This Course

This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and gives partial fulfilment of Professional Membership Entry.

The Agroforestry and Food Security MSc will provide students with a detailed understanding of the principles and processes of agroforestry as part of a sustainable food production system, including its social and environmental contexts. It will equip students to implement the latest research into sustainable production systems thinking and will facilitate entry into agroforestry-related careers. The programme suits people with interests in the agri-food, farming, environmental, conservation, and agricultural policy sectors, and covers both temperate and tropical systems and contexts.

On this course you will:

Examine the environmental, economic and social aspect of agroforestry in the context of food security and the changing environment.
Study how selected agroforestry management practices can improve the resource-efficiency and overall sustainability of food production.
Gain a global perspective to question whether and how growing demand for food from limited land resources can be met through agroforestry and sustainable intensification.

There is a long tradition of agroforestry practice in many parts of the world, but recently it has become a major focus in international development and is now at the forefront of innovation in natural resource management.

Careers

This course will enable professionals to redirect or enhance their capabilities. Graduates can find careers in advisory and policy/advocacy roles, executive management, agriculture, agribusiness and environmental consultancy and agencies, agricultural finance, land and catchment management agencies, natural resources management, agricultural education and training, and as rural counsellors.

Modules

This module takes a global perspective on food systems and food security, and aims to equip students with the ability to fully understand global food systems and their role in providing food security, and to be able to critically assess existing and future pressures and solutions. A range of diverse factors are coming together to affect the global food system, and after describing the various food systems globally, different definitions of food security, and how these are evolving, will look at these drivers, in particular population growth and changing dynamics, resource competition, and climate change (although climate change will be covered in more detail in DDL4208). After an assessment of future trends, we will look at how existing and future technologies might be used to sustainably increase production, and at how the governance of food systems and waste reduction could play a part. We address how failings have led to famine, and how this could be prevented. The module concludes with a look at the global indicators used for food security assessment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,750

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

18,250

Entry requirements

A 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Conservation Sciences, Sustainable Development, Geography or Biological Sciences. Alternatively, a first degree in an unrelated subject plus relevant practical experience may be accepted. Applicants are judged on their individual merits and age, work experience and other factors are also considered. Students with degrees in forestry, agriculture, geography, biology, environmental studies, economics, law, social sciences, philosophy and modern languages have graduated from this course.

University information

Established in 1884, Bangor University has over 130 years of educational heritage and offers an experience unlike any other. Based in North Wales, and nestled between the mountains and the sea, the university offers a wide range of courses distributed across the Arts and Sciences. Bangor is a vibrant and student-oriented place to study, and the university’s size and friendly learning community is why many students choose to study here. The...more

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