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Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty MSc

Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Agricultural Science Ecology Water Engineering Food Science

Course type


Course Summary

The Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty MSc is a transdisciplinary course addressing current issues related to food production, access and management of natural resources, climate change and land degradation, and the environmental, socio-economic and institutional implications in the building of resilient societies.

It has a strong focus on resilient food and water systems, critically-analysed under environmental, socio-economic and political lenses to reflect the broad range of issues that relate to food and water sovereignty and how agroecology can alleviate is course is based on CAWR’s structural pillars of agroecology, resilience, and water and food sovereignty.

It is different in integrating both the natural and social sciences, providing you with a flexible yet comprehensive learning experience. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the fields of food sovereignty, agroecology, as well as individual and collective human security and well-being that goes beyond the usual research fields of food systems and food security.

Agroecology is the discipline that addresses practical aspects of resilient food production and natural resources management, their environmental impact as well as the governance and socio-economic challenges facing current food and farming systems.

Water and Food Sovereignty widen the focus of the course, closely linking agroecological approaches that reflect the need to address pressing global issues (i.e. access to adequate nutrition), our right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods; and people’s right to define their own food, agriculture, livestock and fisheries systems. The concept of food sovereignty also promotes the formulation of trade policies and practices that serve the rights of people to safe, healthy and ecologically sustainable food production.

This is a new approach to the design and management of socio-ecologically resilient water and food systems in that it goes beyond the issue of access to natural resources, food and water, and addresses their governance locally, nationally and at global scale.

Different course options

Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have at least second classification degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants are normally invited to visit the University as part of the postgraduate open days in the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing. This offers an opportunity for either party to evaluate each other and to ask questions. It also offers the applicant an opportunity to view the facilities on offer at the University.

University information

Coventry University is famed for its top-class student support facilities, including the Jaguar Centre, which was designed specifically to support postgraduate students. Postgraduate courses are offered in an array of subjects like Creative Writing, Social Work, Financial Management, Aerospace Engineering and Psychology. You can gain a postgraduate qualification through teaching, online learning or research. Options include: Certificate...more