You should have a strong 2:1 bioscience degree (or equivalent). We also consider applicants who have a 2:2 degree with substantial industry experience. Please note that if you have completed an integrated Masters, this course is not suitable for you.
Months of entry
As the global population exceeds seven billion, the agricultural industry is one of the largest and most vital in the world. However, it is fundamentally unsustainable. The need to produce enough to feed our population, without compromising future generations' ability to do the same, is becoming ever more important.
This MSc combines cutting-edge theory with the practical, applied skills you'll need to become an effective researcher or industry specialist. Our teaching draws directly from our research, meaning you'll be working with academics who are leading the field. You'll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and expertise from Department of Biology staff with close links to the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products and the York Environmental Sustainability Institute.
This course is an ideal next step for students with a BSc who are interested in pursuing a career in research or industry.
Information for international students
If your first language is not English you will need to show evidence that you meet our English language requirements:
- IELTS: (Academic): 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each section
- PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
- CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
- TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 21 in each component
- Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components
If you have any queries, please contact the admissions team. Please also see the international page.
Fees and funding
Please see the fees and funding page for more details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0)1904 328614