University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century

Crop agriculture provides mankind�s increasing population with foods, fibres and fuel - this course provides the knowledge and practical skills for how crops are improved, grown and managed. You will gain a combination of practical skills and academic understanding to develop a critical and creative mindset. You will learn the principles of crop production, the latest advances in plant pathology, integrated pest management and weed control, and ecology.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification in a scientific or another appropriate discipline. English language standard IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Students will take 8 core modules, up to 2 optional modules and an individual research project, placement or dissertation. Core modules: Crop physiology and production; advances in crop protection; soil, water and mineral nutrition; climate change; organic and low input systems; cereal, oilseed and root crop agronomy; introduction to basis crop protection; plant breeding and trial design for registration; project/work placement. Optional Modules (availability dependent on demand): Biological invasions in changing environments; biodiversity, conservation and ecosystem services; challenges of global food security; challenges of the global food system; international environmental law; microbiomics and metagenomics; marketing management; accounting and financial management; business strategy.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and varies between modules. It includes essays, seminar presentations, practical reports, oral evaluation and assessed group work. The project will be assessed by a seminar presentation and a thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,780 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 7,780 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,890 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,890 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
024 7657 4995