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Agriculture for Sustainable Development, MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Agriculture (General) Sustainability

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is for graduates and professionals looking for greater knowledge and expertise in sustainable agricultural development. You'll gain a strong understanding of the fundamentals of crop production, such as adaptation to climate and other environmental changes. You then explore how this expertise can help to design effective food production systems without placing unsustainable demands on the environment.

The emphasis is on agriculture in tropical or developing countries, but the approaches can be used globally. The course integrates natural, social and economic sciences. It draws on our unrivalled expertise in an array of disciplines, including crop production, pest and disease management, postharvest technologies, climate change adaptation, and agricultural economics and marketing.

The course is taught on our Medway Campus and delivered by world-leading scientists from the award-winning Natural Resources Institute, who are working on sustainable agriculture projects around the world. We use real global case studies in our teaching, and you'll have an opportunity to play a meaningful role in current research projects. Benefit from small class sizes, quality supervision, and access to cutting-edge research facilities and resources.

Graduates of the MSc Agriculture for Sustainable Development will be equipped for careers in the agricultural research and rural development sector. Potential future workplaces include NGOs, ministries, funding agencies and national and international research institutes.

Graduates may also continue onto a research degree (MPhil/PhD), which will train you for research leadership roles in agriculture and rural development.

Modules

The aim of the module is to consolidate grammatical accuracy and knowledge of vocational and academic lexis in written and spoken English. It will further develop critical awareness of features of written and spoken texts such as discourse, register and appropriateness of style. The module also aims to broaden the range of writing skills to a higher level of fluency and refine usage and command of style and register. It will also allow students to gain a better understanding of the need to use clear and consistent systems of referencing and an ability to put such systems into practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,100

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: An honours degree (at least 2.2 or above) in a relevant discipline (e.g. agricultural sciences, plant or crop science, biology, agricultural economy). Or an equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject.

Department profile

At the University of Greenwich, we’re proud that our students have ranked us in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 as the top university in the UK for postgraduate study. You'll learn from expert teaching staff with close connections to industry and prepare yourself for global opportunities. The Faculty of Engineering and Science covers courses across STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). We are operational...more