Course:MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Course details

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    1 year (full time) or 2 years part time (Full time /Part time)
  • Academic Year

    19 September 2022 - 26 May 2023.

This course is for anyone concerned that our food production systems will not be fit for purpose by the middle of this century.

Course overview

Increasingly large swathes of the globe are beset by resource constraints and environmental uncertainty, which requires a radical shift in our production and consumption habits. This course will equip you with the specialised knowledge and skills that are urgently needed by governments, NGOs and commercial companies as they respond to some of today’s biggest challenges.

If you are driven by a desire to shape public and political attitudes, this is the ideal environment in which to develop a strategic and operational mind-set in a way that will expand your own opinions and those of global decision-makers.

You will delve into critical issues such as the human exploitation of the Earth’s resources, poverty alleviation and food security, the ethical and cultural implications of policy development, the ecological basis for sustainable agricultural development, and critical capacity building approaches.

Our renowned lecturers and researchers will guide you through theoretical study and practical exercises that will prepare you for a successful career in a wide range of organisations. 

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

Applications to study for postgraduate degrees need to be made directly through the University. 

You can now apply via our website, using the online application form. 

Alternatively, if you are unable access the online form you can call Admissions on 01285 889 912, or email admissions@rau.ac.uk.

We recommend applicants keep a copy of the completed form for their records. 

  • EU and overseas postgraduate applicants should aim to submit their application the latest by 18 July. Applicants with conditional offers need to meet their conditions the latest by 1 August. This deadline for international applicants is in place so as to ensure they have sufficient time to apply and obtain the required student visa to study in the UK by the start of the academic year
  • UK applicants should aim to submit their application the latest by 31 August

Applications for September 2023 entry will open on our website closer to November 2022. If you are applying for a 2023 Chevening Scholarship you can submit your scholarship application prior to receiving a course offer. Further details can be found on the application timeline and eligibility criteria sections on the Chevening website.

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