M.Sc. Agriculture for Sustainable Development

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP12100 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP8000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| London, England, United Kingdom
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.

Description

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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.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • GBP12100 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP8000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

  • 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

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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