Taught course

Environmental Management for Agriculture

Institution
University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2. Honours degree, in agriculture, botany, plant sciences, horticulture, zoology, environmental sciences, or a related subject or a professional qualification and/or work experience equivalent to the above.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Agriculture faces many challenges, not least coping with the rising demand for food, biofuel and other products by an increasing population combined with the demands for a more sustainable industry. Food security is key and requires the reconciliation of efficient production of food with reducing agriculture’s environmental footprint.

The MSc Environmental Management for Agriculture course examines agriculture activities and their potential to impact both positively and negatively on the environment. It explains how environmental management systems, environmental auditing, life cycle assessment and environmental impact assessment can be used in the farm situation.

This course aims to use environmental management to deliver sustainable agricultural management. Students will gain a holistic understanding and the interdisciplinary training to identify on-farm environmental risks and the knowledge and skills needed to develop answers.

The specialist core modules have been designed to ensure understanding of the issues, where the science is balanced with the practical demands of the farm/producer/grower. You will develop the expertise required for a career in research, development, policy, or within the advisory sector relating to sustainability in farming systems, the food supply chain, environmental management and rural development, or to apply their skills in agriculture.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
ask@herts.ac.uk
Phone
01707 284800