University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Agriculture for Sustainable Development

This programme provides a grounding in research methods applicable to the study of sustainable agriculture and the intellectual tools for understanding sustainable agriculture systems; the courses combine theoretical approaches and empirically based learning from case studies of real projects and agricultural scenarios; teaching focuses on case studies from the Natural Resources Institute's corporate experience of looking at how research into agricultural issues, both in the natural and social sciences, can be translated into knowledge and products that have real impact on increasing the effectiveness of agriculture in delivering food security and enhancing livelihoods for all stakeholders; the potential role of agricultural innovations, both in technology, including biotechnology, knowledge systems, extension services and institutional partnerships in promoting development are also a strong theme in courses.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: an Honours degree (at least 2.2 or above); or an equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject; where English is the 2nd language, an IELTS average score of 6.5 (for each of the four areas) or 7 is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods; tools for sustainable agriculture; integrated pest management; independent research project dissertation; agronomy; agroforestry; economics, agriculture, and marketing; livestock and sustainable agriculture; biotechnology and transgenic crops; plant disease management; plant quarantine and sustainable resource management; biotechnology and diagnostic methods; agricultural innovation for development; soils and environments.

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of a combination of assignments, essays, presentations, reports, portfolios and formal examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,350 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Medway Campus Chatham ME4 4TB South East

Key information

Enquiry Unit
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020 8331 9000