Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

This course provides specialist skills and knowledge about the most important issues related to the sustainability of agricultural production and food security. The course is suitable for students who have a strong interest in a specific related topic and are confident that they want to pursue a career in research. Sustainable agriculture and food security focuses on the availability of food now and in the future: a major concern of scientific and commercial communities world-wide. The course covers all aspects of food security as outlined by Global Food Security, a multi-agency programme involving the main UK public sector funders of research and training related to food. Students are supported through training in designing and delivering a project based on a laboratory or field-based investigation.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline including: agriculture; soil; crop; animal; food or environmental science; biology; geography; rural; consumer; economic; business and/or marketing studies. Applicants are considered on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant experience in the farming, food and associated industries. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MRes Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

School of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Science
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6900