Taught course

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

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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 research master's provides specialist skills and knowledge related to the sustainability of agricultural production and food security.

Our research master's in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security is suitable if:

  • you have a strong interest in a specific related topic
  • you're 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. This is a major concern of scientific and commercial communities world-wide.

The prominence of this subject is driven by:

  • an increasing need for resilient, regenerative agricultural systems
  • pressure on non-renewable or scarce resources
  • need to minimise the impact agriculture has on the environment

The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security master's covers all aspects of food security as outlined by Global Food Security. The Global Food Security is a multi-agency programme involving the main UK public sector funders of research and training related to food.

Industry experienced and research-active lecturers teach on this course.

On the MRes, the majority of your credits will be gained from the dissertation module, which is self-directed research. Your studies are supported by a smaller number of taught modules compared to the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MSc. This course is most suitable if you have a strong interest in a particular topic and are confident that you want to pursue a career in research. If you want to gain a broad knowledge of sustainable agriculture and food security or are not sure if you want to specialise in a specific topic, then you may find our Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MSc more suitable.

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, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Administrator
Email
snes.pgr.support@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6932