Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Food and Water Security

This interdisciplinary course focuses on the scientific, economic, social and political factors that affect the secure production and distribution of food and water throughout the world. The course also examines the impact of climate change and conflict on food and water security across the globe. Drawing on 3 complementary academic disciplines, this course will train you to contribute significant advances to the way in which food and water security is achieved across the technical, environmental and social spectrum.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (minimum 2.2); IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 93 (internet based test).

Course modules

Modules include: professional skills in managing the environment; data management and handling; issues and developments in managing the environment; an introduction to environmental law; environmental impact assessment theory and practice; critical evaluation in environmental management.

Assessment methods

Roughly 12-16 a week in the 1st 2 semesters. During semester 3 students work on their dissertation, arranging their level of contact time with their assigned supervisor.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time £ 3,350 per Academic year (home fees) 18 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,350 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Department of International Politics
Telephone number: 
01970 622708