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A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in biological sciences or a related subject.
Months of entry
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
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor