University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

This programme was developed in collaboration with the agricultural industry, government agencies including Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (defra) and The Food and Environment Research Agency (fera), and farmers and food manufacturers, to provide a multi-disciplinary training in sustainable agriculture and global food security. Research-led teaching in molecular plant pathology, plant sciences and microbiology is strongly supplemented by Rothamsted Research, North Wyke expertise in grassland management, soil science and sustainable farming systems. Leading social scientists also provide valuable input in rural land use and the rural economy. The curriculum takes account of the key skills shortages to train highly skilled individuals who can enter government agencies, agriculture and food industries and fulfil very valuable roles in scientific research, advice, evaluation, policy development and implementation tackling the challenges of food security. The programme provides opportunities to gain industrial and practical experiences including field trips.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in biological science or relevant subject. Consideration will be given to appropriate professional background on a case-by-case basis involving an interview. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. The list of modules may include the following; Professional Skills; Research Project; Sustainable Land Use in Grassland Agriculture; Crop Security; Sustainable Livestock and Fisheries; Political Economy of Food and Agriculture and Research and Knowledge Transfer for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Assessment methods

Assessment is by essay examinations, individual and group-based coursework assignments, oral presentations, in-module tests and reports or essays.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
+44(0)1392 723044