Taught course

Agroforestry and Food Security

Institution
Bangor University · School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds. We consider each application individually. The entry requirements reflect the expected student profile, i.e. working and experienced in their field. Many applicants will have technical knowledge gained through work experience.

Students should meet one of the following requirements for entry: a) An Upper Second Class undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant subject, e.g. Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or Agriculture. b) A Third class Honours degree or an Ordinary degree in a relevant subject, with a minimum of two years relevant work experience. c) A minimum of two years relevant experience in agri-based food industries, the environmental sector or related work in a position of demonstrable responsibility.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Agroforestry and Food Security MSc will provide students with a detailed understanding of the principles and processes of agroforestry as part of a sustainable food production system, including its social and environmental contexts. It will equip students to implement the latest research into sustainable production systems thinking and will facilitate entry into agroforestry-related careers.

Students studying the course will: a) Examine the environmental, economic and social aspect of agroforestry in the context of food security and the changing environment. b) Study how selected agroforestry management practices can improve the resource-efficiency and overall sustainability of food production. c) Gain a global perspective to question whether and how growing demand for food from limited land resources can be met through agroforestry and sustainable intensification.

Information for international students

For non-native English speakers, applicants must have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 6.0). Your internet access must enable you to stream and upload video material. If you can regularly access YouTube you should not have problems.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    36-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Cherelle Jarvis
Email
distance@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1248 382351