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. For students whose first language is not English, the university will accept International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 average with no element below 5.5. Students with other qualifications, including overseas awards and alternative English language qualifications, are advised to contact admissions to discuss the suitability of their award.

Course modules

Core modules: integrated agricultural systems; agricultural and rural policy; poverty and food security; sustainable management of soil and water; development project management; research project. Plus choice of 3 elective modules, selecting at least 2 from: sustainable agricultural intensification; small scale farming and local food supply; organic production and marketing.

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,660 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,270 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,660 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,660 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,660 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,660 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,660 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,660 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 11,270 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,660 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,660 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,660 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions
Telephone number: 
01285 889912