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
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
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Research Administrator
- +44 (0) 191 208 6932