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MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sustainability Agriculture (General) Security Cookery

Course type


Course Summary

This course will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills needed by governments, NGOs, commercial companies, and farms as they respond to some of today's biggest challenges within the agriculture and food sectors.

Course overview

You will delve into critical issues such as the human exploitation of the Earth’s resources, poverty alleviation and food security, and the ethical and cultural implications of policy development. You will study five core modules covering understanding and improving agricultural and food supply systems. You can then select three electives to enable further specialisation including crops, livestock, management, and different system approaches.

Practical exercises which are embedded into your study will prepare you for a successful career including preparing tenders, presentations, and group assignments. This programme attracts students from around the globe. This is a key part of the study experience; working on a range of tasks using examples from around the world and drawing on each other's knowledge and experiences. You will gain skills including critical analysis, open-mindedness, and reflection as well as technical knowledge.

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.

Our renowned lecturers and researchers will guide you through theoretical study and practical exercises that will prepare you for a successful career in a wide range of organisations.

Careers and graduate destinations

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

  • International organisations - United Nations (UN), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) etc
  • Government departments in various countries
  • NGOs internationally - Environment Agency, National Farmers' Union (NFU), Country Landowners Association (CLA) etc
  • Research institutes


4201Poverty and Food Security (15 Credits)
4250International Rural Development (15 Credits)
4415 Applied Project (45 Credits)
4727Managing Global Soils in a Changing Climate (15 Credits)
4038a Integrated Agricultural Systems (15 Credits)
4414 Research Dissertation (45 Credits)
4413 Research Skills (15 Credits)
4409Facing the global challenges in food and agriculture (15 Credits)

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Entry requirements

An Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.