Taught course

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline such as: agriculture; soil; crop; animal; food or environmental science; biology; geography; rural; consumer; economic; business and/or marketing studies. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant experience in the farming, food and associated industries.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our course provides specialist skills and knowledge about the most important issues related to the sustainability of agricultural production and food security. Our MRes is suitable if you have a strong interest in a specific related topic and are confident that you want to pursue a career in research.
Sustainable agriculture and food security focuses on the availability of food now and in the future: a major concern of scientific and commercial communities world-wide.
The prominence of this subject is driven by an increasing global population, pressure on non-renewable or scarce resources and a need to increase food production whilst minimising the impact on the environment.
The course covers all aspects of food security as outlined by Global Food Security, a multi-agency programme involving the main UK public sector funders of research and training related to food.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Julia Cooper, Degree Programme Director, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Email
afrd-pg@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6932