Taught course

Global Food Security and Development

Nottingham Trent University · School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science

Entry requirements

MRes - a minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent in a relevant science, humanities or business honours degree. MSc - a minimum of a 2.2 or equivalent in a relevant science, humanities or business honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying food security, using insights from agroecological sciences, geography, social and political sciences, and innovation studies. The course will use research-informed teaching to explore and analyse global food security issues, the factors that affect food security outcomes, the solutions to food security problems, and the planning and execution of food security interventions.

Your study is designed to be practice-oriented and aims to enhance your employability within development organisations working on food security. This means that you will not only explore the status, drivers and solutions of global food insecurity, but also focus on how these aspects could be systematically analysed and acted upon in a real world setting. You’ll draw on examples from both developing and developed countries.

NTU has links with various universities and international development institutions such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The course pulls together staff expertise in various relevant disciplines from within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, and also from other schools across NTU, including the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Social Sciences, and Nottingham Business School.

What you'll study

  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Food Security and Food Systems Analysis
  • Innovations for Food Security
  • Food Security and International Development Cooperation
  • Research Project

Information for international students

Please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/postgrad
International students
Please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/international

Please visit our funding page

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1636 817099