University of Reading

University of Reading

Sustainable Livestock Production

* Online postgraduate qualification * Analyse the role that livestock play in the livelihoods of stakeholders in different settings * Advise stakeholders on pathways to enhance the sustainability of different livestock production systems * Critically evaluate livestock production from a social, biological and financial perspective * Create and analyse programmes for the sustainable production of livestock in a range of global settings **International Development, Agriculture and Economics at Reading** The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) attracts more than 90 masters students each year from over 40 countries; it is an outstanding example of a globalised educational experience. The diverse nature of our degree courses reflects our international expertise, and our interactive approach to learning gives you a coherent understanding of theory, practice and current debates in international development, agriculture and economics. We are ranked 1st in the UK and 10th in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry.[1] You will be taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of research, practice and policy development. Our expertise spans agriculture and economics, horticulture, food, marketing, rural environments and international development. There are also excellent opportunities for short work placements overseas. For information on funding and scholarships, please visit [1] QS World University Rankings, 2017.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). You may register for the full 60 credits of the PGCert or for individual modules, either as credit-bearing modules or non-credit-bearing Continuing Professional Development, and you can study at distance from anywhere in the world. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: * Sustainable livestock production * Livestock nutrition and feeding * Contemporary issues in livestock production * What is sustainability? * Livestock, livelihoods and food security Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: * Livestock livelihoods & food security * Sustainable Livestock Production * Agric Food Value Chain * What is sustainability


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2018 - 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 24 Months

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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