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Food Security in the Changing Environment PGDip

Food Security in the Changing Environment PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Food Quality Control Hotel / Catering Health & Safety Food Hygiene

Course type


Course Summary

The course will provide students with a detailed understanding of the principles and processes of sustainable food production, including its social and environmental contexts. It will equip students who already have work experience in the food supply chain to implement the latest research into sustainable systems thinking, and will facilitate cutting edge careers for those who want to enter the food production and supply chain.

Students studying the course will: examine the environmental, economic and social responsibility of farming in the context of food security and the changing environments; study how selected 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 sustainable intensification.

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date

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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

20 credit module is £934; 15 credit module £700; Dissertation £2,800.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee per 20 credit module is £1,778; Dissertation fee is £5,833.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have an Upper Second Class undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant subject, e.g. Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or Agriculture; a third class Honours degree or an Ordinary degree in a relevant subject, with a minimum of two years relevant work experience. A minimum of two years relevant experience in agri-based food industries, the environmental sector or related work in a position of demonstrable responsibility.

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more