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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production

Programme code:MSC-BSGS/SAUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Beth Dyson Contact


Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as biology, environmental science, food science, biochemistry, agriculture or crop and soil science.
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any components.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Taught Student Education Exam Board

Programme specification:

The programme will equip graduates with a multidisciplinary set of skills needed for them to become leaders and advocates for change in a wide range of sustainable agriculture careers. The pressures of a growing population, changing climate and environmental damage create a perfect storm of problems within the agricultural sector. Solutions to these important global issues require comprehension of the scientific principles underlying crop and livestock production alongside an awareness of the social and economic aspects of building sustainable agriculture. This course will give you a broad foundation of highly relevant knowledge in this field. Crucially, the course will also allow you to build a skillset to practically address these issues, including leadership, communication and critical evaluation skills You will be trained in the technical and scientific aspects of sustainable agriculture, with a focus on ensuring that you will be widely employable in both academic and industrial organisations.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BLGY5132MGlobal Challenges in Sustainable Agriculture15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5133MCrop Production in a Changing Environment15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5134MSustainable Diets and Protein Production15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5137MResearch Skills and Data Analysis15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
BLGY5235MCrop Science & Plant Biotechnology30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5236MAgri-Environmental Monitoring, Economics and Policy15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5238MCircular Approaches to Sustainable Agri-food Systems15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5391MMasters Research Project60 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep

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