Taught course

Sustainable Agricultural Technologies

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in biological sciences or a related subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will equip you with the knowledge needed to understand the challenges of sustainable agriculture and the skills to pursue an exciting career in the agronomy sector.

Course description

This course will give you a broad understanding of the agri-food system as a whole. You’ll learn about the major issues in sustainable agriculture and the cutting-edge techniques used in crop and soil science.

Guest environmental and sustainability speakers give seminars regularly, and you'll get the opportunity to gain work experience through placements with our industrial, government and NGO partners.

You’ll cover topics such as global food security, the origins of agriculture, and agricultural ecology in a changing world.

The biggest part of the course is the individual research project where you’ll spend three months over the summer in our Institute for Sustainable Food. You'll work with our world-leading researchers, taking the latest scientific knowledge and applying it in real-world settings to ensure that the production and consumption of the world’s food is sustainable and resilient.

Example research projects include:

  • Right crop, right soil: designing crop rotations to maximise yield in organic farming
  • Identifying changes in crop secondary metabolites in glycolysis and shikimate pathways whilst under environmental stress
  • The effect of increased carbon dioxide concentration on plants in two different grasslands
  • Assessing soil quality changes as a result of the introduction of herbal ley rotations

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
aps.pgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk