Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

The course aims to provide specialist skills and knowledge about the most important issues related to the sustainability of agricultural production and food security. The MSc is suitable if you have an interest in sustainable agriculture and food security and want to develop a broad knowledge of the subject. 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 prominence of this subject is driven by an increasing global population, pressure on non-renewable or scarce resources and a need to increase food production whilst minimising the impact on the environment. 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.

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. 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. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,765 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

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