Taught course

Food Security in a Changing Environmet

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

Entry requirements

The entry requirements reflect the expected student profile, i.e. working and experienced in their field. Many applicants will have technical knowledge through work experience. Requirements are as follows: a 2(i) honours degree in a relevant subject, e.g. Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Agriculture / a third class honours degree or an ordinary degree in a relevant subject, plus a minimum of two years relevant work experience / a minimum of two years relevant experience in agri-based food industries or related work in a position of demonstrable responsibility.

Months of entry

January, September, June

Course content

This course will provide students with a detailed understanding of the principles and processes of sustainable food production, including social and environmental contexts. It will equip students who already have work experience in the food supply chain to implement the latest research into sustainable systems thinking, and will facilitate cutting edge careers for those who want to enter the food production and supply chain. The Food Security in a Changing Environment (MSc) has been created with funding from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as part of the Advanced Training Partnership (ATP).

Compulsory modules: agriculture and society; global food security; climate change; research methods; upland farming systems; carbon footprinting and life cycle assessment; soil management; resource-efficient farm management; agro-ecosystem services assessment.

Students will have the opportunity to study from 3 to 6 modules per year, depending on their status as part time or full time students. For the Masters degree, students will complete a total of 6 modules of study, detailed below, and a dissertation project. Students may begin their study at the beginning of any module, either at the end of September, the end of January or the middle of May.

Information for international students

Language requirements are IELTS 6.5 (with no element below 6.0) for overseas students.

Fees and funding

Bursaries are available for those who are employed in the agri-food industry.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
60 months


distance learning
12 months


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Nicky Wallis
+44 (0)1248 388660