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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MRes

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MRes

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Agriculture (General) Food Science / Technology Food Quality Control

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our course provides specialist skills and knowledge about the most important issues related to the sustainability of agricultural production and food security. Our MRes is suitable if you have a strong interest in a specific related topic and are confident that you want to pursue a career in research.

Sustainable agriculture and food security focuses on the availability of food now and in the future: a major concern of scientific and commercial communities world-wide.

The prominence of this subject is driven by an increasing global population, pressure on non-renewable or scarce resources and a need to increase food production whilst minimising the impact on the environment.

The course covers all aspects of food security as outlined by Global Food Security, a multi-agency programme involving the main UK public sector funders of research and training related to food.

Modules

The overall aim is to encourage students to gain knowledge and develop understanding that enables them to critically evaluate (a) challenges and problems related to the future sustainability of food production systems and supply chains, (b) the core concepts of sustainability science and their application in the context of development planning in a dynamic biophysical, economic and socio-cultural environment, and (c) solutions proposed to improve future food security.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,400

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

24,300

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline such as: agriculture; soil; crop; animal; food or environmental science; biology; geography; rural; consumer; economic; business and/or marketing studies. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant experience in the farming, food and associated industries.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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