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Future Food Sustainability MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Food Technology Supply Chain Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course has been designed with the multidisciplinary nature of these grand societal challenges in mind. Therefore, it is the first of its kind in the UK in that it will provide you with a balanced mix of technology, science, logistics, economics and management skills (teaching shared with our internationally recognised School of Management and industry experts). With this mixture of subjects, we aim to develop your forward and lateral thinking. Hence, complementary skills such as horizon scanning and strategic foresight techniques are included so that you can build and analyse future possible scenarios that could inform policy and decision-making globally. We have a great commitment with student excellence, from both UK and from around the world, and every year we will offer bursaries to several outstanding candidates.

This course is applicable for graduates from around the world wishing to pursue a career in food sustainability at a technical or strategic level. This course is concerned with a fundamental challenge of enormous importance that we all face today; in essence, the many problems of feeding a rapidly growing global population in the future given finite resources, added uncertainties such as the effects of climate change, and a general acknowledgement that our current methods for producing food are not fit for purpose. But it does more than simply describing the challenge - it sets about bringing together the diverse threads that could present pragmatic and practical answers. As such, it is designed to respond to urgent industry, institutional and government needs for individuals who can meet the complex, multi-factorial issues of global future food supply. Your career: Successful, motivated graduates from this course are expected to move swiftly into positions within food businesses, government, NGOs and research companies/institutes to engage in roles involving research, management, governance, communication and social responsibility. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | Cranfield Campus | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

Human population growth and increased resource use per capita is placing unsustainable demands on the global ecosystem. This module explores sustainability using three approaches. The “Ecosystem Service” approach provides a framework for society to address key environmental issues such as food production, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, and water use. The “Circular Economy” approach refers to the development of “restorative” industrial systems that are grounded on the lessons of non-linear, feedback-rich ecosystems. The third approach is to explore the nexus between renewable energy, food, and other ecosystem services using per capita energy and food consumption. This module introduces and critiques the three approaches and examines their application to resolve real-world problems and create commercial opportunities.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£10,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£20,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree in a relevant science or social science-based discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications together with industrial experience may be considered.

Department profile

School of Water, Energy and Environment Water Our lives and livelihoods are dependent on the natural and engineered water cycles. Accordingly, research and skills development in water treatment and management has never been more vital. Cranfield’s research in these areas is applied and industry focused and we have been driving innovation for over 40 years. We are recognised internationally for our work in the science, engineering and...more