Agriculture for Sustainable Development, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12100 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in agriculture and sustainable development in the private sector, research, NGO or government communities. It provides a firm 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.

About

Teaching will focus on case studies from NRI'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.

The aims of the programme are:
  • To understand modern agricultural systems and the associated technologies of production together with their potential impacts on agriculture and livelihoods
  • To understand the social, institutional and economic context within which agriculture operates
  • To understand modern agriculture and its role in sustainable development.

Programme Structure

  • Research Methods
  • Tools for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Independent research project dissertation
  • Four 15-credit options from a list that currently includes: Agronomy; Agroforestry; Economics, Agriculture, and Marketing; Livestock and Sustainable Agriculture; Plant Disease Management; Agricultural Innovation for Development; Soils and Environments

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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 second language, an IELTS average score of 6.5 (for each of the four areas) or 7 is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

List of bursaries and scholarships

  • Access Scholarship
  • Alumni Progression Bursary
  • Aspire@Greenwich Scheme for learning resources
  • Care Leavers' Bursary
  • David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary
  • First Class Honours Bursary
  • Gravesend Rugby Football Bursary
  • Greenwich Hospital Bursary
  • Royal Navy and Royal Marines Bursary
  • Gurkha Personnel Bursary
  • Harry Persaud Scholarship
  • High Achievement Scholarship
  • John McWilliam bursary
  • Minerva Scholarship
  • National Scholarship Programme
  • Nationality Scholarship
  • People's Republic of China Scholarship
  • The Robert Holman Bursary
  • Sir William Boreman's Foundation Bursary

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