Course: MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Course details

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    1 year (full time) or 2+ years (part time) (Full time / Part time)
  • Academic Year

    21 September 2020 - 21 May 2021.

This course is for anyone concerned that our food production systems will not be fit for purpose by the middle of this century.

Course overview

Increasingly large swathes of the globe are beset by resource constraints and environmental uncertainty, which requires a radical shift in our production and consumption habits. This course will equip you with the specialised knowledge and skills that are urgently needed by governments, NGOs and commercial companies as they respond to some of today’s biggest challenges.

If you are driven by a desire to shape public and political attitudes, this is the ideal environment in which to develop a strategic and operational mind-set in a way that will expand your own opinions and those of global decision-makers.

You will delve into critical issues such as the human exploitation of the Earth’s resources, poverty alleviation and food security, the ethical and cultural implications of policy development, the ecological basis for sustainable agricultural development, and critical capacity building approaches.

Our renowned lecturers and researchers will guide you through theoretical study and practical exercises that will prepare you for a successful career, from producing a magazine or a podcast through to organising a national conference. 

The programme manager is Dr Richard Baines who can be contacted at richard.baines@rau.ac.uk.

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

To apply to study for a postgraduate degrees, please use the online form below.  Alternatively, please contact Admissions on +44 1285 889 912, or email admissions@rau.ac.uk.

(We recommend that you keep a copy of your application for your records.)

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