Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MSc

Newcastle University
In Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Newcastle upon tyne
Start Different dates available
  • Postgraduate
  • Newcastle upon tyne
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    Different dates available

Profile Our course provides specialist skills and knowledge about the most important issues related to the sustainability of agricultural production and food security. Our MSc is suitable if you have an interest in sustainable agriculture and food security and want to develop a broad knowledge of the subject.      


Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, Tyne and Wear, England
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Starts Different dates available
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, Tyne and Wear, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Security
Skills and Training

Course programme

Modules Compulsory modules
  • ACE8049 Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
  • ACE8072 Ecological and Sustainable Perennial Crop Production Systems
  • ACE8100 Food Security: Societal, Policy and Regulatory Changes
  • ACE8101 Food Security: Sustainable Food Production
  • ACE8109 Agri-Food Economics and Marketing
  • ACE8121 Postgraduate Skills 1: Project Proposal
  • ACE8122 Postgraduate Skills 2: Data Analysis
  • ACE8123 Postgraduate Skills 3: Literature Review
  • ACE8195 MSc Dissertation in Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Optional modules

You will take 30 optional credits choosing one module from section A, B and C:

Section A

  • ACE8028 Land Resources - Assessment and Management
  • ACE8110 Food Policy and Evaluation

Section B

  • ACE8063 Ecological and Sustainable Livestock Production Systems
  • ACE8108 Innovations in Agriculture Technology and Engineering to Support Sustainable Production

Section C

  • ACE8067 Ecological and Sustainable Field Crop Production Systems
  • ACE8104 Functional Foods and Health Claims

With the approval of the Degree Programme Director and depending upon your academic background, alternative optional modules to those listed above may be selected.

Modules might change for your year of entry.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject such as:

  • agriculture
  • soil
  • crop
  • animal
  • food or environmental science
  • biology
  • geography
  • rural
  • consumer
  • economic
  • business and/or marketing studies

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant experience in the farming, food and associated industries.

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