Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Global Food Security and Development

Almost one in eight people around the world are chronically undernourished. Recurrent food price spikes and socio-political unrest, climate change, land degradation and scarcity of natural resources - coupled with decline in rural communities and livelihoods - have placed food security high on the development agenda. This course is designed to meet the growing demands for professionals equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitude needed to deal with these challenges. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying food security, using insights from agroecological sciences, geography, social and political sciences, and innovation studies. The course will use research-informed teaching to explore and analyse global food security issues, the factors that affect food security outcomes, the solutions to food security problems, and the planning and execution of food security interventions. Your study is designed to be practice-oriented and aims to enhance your employability within development organisations working on food security. This means that you will not only explore the status, drivers and solutions of global food insecurity, but also focus on how these aspects could be systematically analysed and acted upon in a real world setting. You'll draw on examples from both developing and developed countries. NTU has links with various universities and international development institutions such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The course pulls together staff expertise in various relevant disciplines from within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, and also from other schools across NTU, including the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Social Sciences, and Nottingham Business School.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: A minimum of a 2.2 or equivalent in a relevant science, humanities or business honours degree. We accept degrees in Geography; Agriculture and Land Management; Earth Sciences; Environmental Sciences and Ecology; International Relations; and Political, Legal or Business Studies. Students with an interdisciplinary background in natural and social sciences are particularly welcome to apply. Applicants with an equivalent level of industrial or professional work experience will be considered on an individual basis. International applicants require IELTS 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component. MSc: A minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent in a relevant science, humanities or business honours degree. We accept degrees in Geography; Agriculture and Land Management; Earth Sciences; Environmental Sciences and Ecology; International Relations; and Political, Legal or Business Studies. Students with an interdisciplinary background in natural and social sciences are particularly welcome to apply. Applicants with an equivalent level of industrial or professional work experience will be considered on an individual basis. International applicants require IELTS 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

MSc: Modules include: Research Methods and Data Analysis; and Research Project. Optional modules include: Food Security and Food Systems Analysis; and Innovations for Food Security. Master of Research - MRes: Modules include: Research Methods and Data Analysis, Food Security and Food Systems Analysis, Innovations for Food Security, Food Security and International Development Cooperation, Research Project.

Assessment methods

Achievement is assessed through written assignments, presentations and formal examinations. You will also complete an individual research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 3,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 14,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brackenhurst Campus NG25 0QF East Midlands

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