Masters | Postgraduate Course - Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

Postgraduate Admissions
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Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £10,900 full-time; Pro-rata (credit based, where available) International: £20,600 full-time
Start Month(s)
September
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Postgraduate Admissions Team
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Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Food security: a global concern

There has never been a more urgent need to train food security researchers who are equipped with skills in agronomy, plant pathology, plant disease and plant genetics, and knowledge of modern agricultural systems and agricultural policy. It is of vital importance that we increase crop yields significantly over the next 50 years, while also decreasing our dependency on chemical intervention and fertilizers.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • BIOM560 Research Project 90
  • BIOM509 Professional Skills 15
  • BIOM562 Sustainable Land Use in Grassland Agriculture 15
  • BIOM563 Crop Security 15
  • BIOM566 Sustainable Livestock and Fisheries 15
  • POLM073 Political Economy of Food and Agriculture 15
  • POLM074 Research and Knowledge Transfer for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture 15

Entry Requirements

Normally at least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a biological or agricultural relevant subject.

Consideration may be given to appropriate professional background on a case-by-case basis involving an interview. A strong interest in food security and/or sustainable agriculture is required.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

The MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture curriculum has been designed in collaboration with the agricultural industry to tackle the skills shortage that exists in this vital interdisciplinary area. This programme will provide the highly trained individuals required in government agencies, agriculture, and food industries for critical roles in scientific research, advice, evaluation, policy development, and implementation.