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MScAgriculture for Sustainable Development

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Food security and the role of agriculture in stimulating economic growth are key issues in international development in today’s challenging global environment. Globally, food production needs to increase by 50% over the coming 2–3 decades to feed a growing world population, while at the same time reducing the environmental impacts of agricultural production. This programme focuses on agriculture in developing countries and draws on our unrivalled pool of expertise in issues of crop and livestock production, pest and disease management, agricultural marketing, biotechnology, biosecurity and agroforestry. The programme is focussed around providing students with the key concepts needed to address these issues, learning from real case studies delivered by experts who are actively implementing sustainable agriculture projects around the world.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Integrated Pest Management (30 credits)
Independent Research Project (NRI) (60 credits)
Agronomy and Crop Physiology (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Research Methods for Postgraduates (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Risk Analysis for Agriculture and the Environment (15 credits)
Agricultural Innovation for Development (15 credits)
Environmental Footprinting (15 credits)
Plant Disease Management (15 credits)
Economics, Agriculture and Marketing (15 credits)
Postharvest Technology and Economics (30 credits)
Postharvest Technology of Fruit and Vegetables (15 credits)
Agroforestry (15 credits)
Soils and Environments (15 credits)

Career opportunities

This programme provides specialist expertise for those working or seeking to work in agricultural development or research, or pursuing an advanced agricultural or development qualification in the UK and overseas. Students graduate with a broad general knowledge of agricultural applications in sustainable development and also more focused in-depth knowledge.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 15, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States