Royal Agricultural University

Royal Agricultural University

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

This programme combines the principles of sustainable development with an examination of the various systems of food production in the context of providing a secure supply to meet the ever-changing requirements of a growing world population. It provides an opportunity for graduates or professionals in other disciplines to direct their careers towards agriculture and food supply. The principal aim of the course is to enable students to gain the specialised knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary to contribute effectively and ethically to strategic decision making, opinion forming and operational management for the sustainable development of agricultural and food supply systems in both developed and developing regions.

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirement will be an Honours degree at upper 2nd level; mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview with the course manager; if your 1st language is not English, we will accept the international English language test (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 in all elements; if you have other qualifications, including overseas awards and alternative English language qualifications, you are advised to contact admissions to discuss the suitability of your award for entry onto the course.

Course modules

Core modules: Development project management; integrated agricultural systems; sustainable management of soil and water; agricultural and rural policy.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on team projects, including production of a magazine and organisation of a national conference.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,660 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,270 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,660 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Agricultural University Cirencester GL7 6JS South West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01285 889912