Study Agriculture & Forestry in United Kingdom

Study Agriculture & Forestry in United Kingdom

Studying Agriculture & Forestry

Agriculture and forestry study soil, animal and plant life and the natural resources they produce. Sub-disciplines include studies in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, aquatic life, crop sciences, and more.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

84 Agriculture & Forestry Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare

The Master of Science in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare at The University of Edinburgh offers insights on important issues and challenges in animal welfare. The Master’s degree combines theory with practical experience and you will analyse and understand animal behaviour by visiting local zoos, labs and farms and gain practical knowledge from leading animal welfare organisations.

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
M.Sc. Agroecology and Food Security

The MSc in Agroecology and Food Security at Coventry University is designed to equip professionals and graduates with the knowledge to critically analyse and assess the relationships between agroecological food production and management, farming systems, climate change economics and the environment.

Energy, Construction and Environment
M.Sc. Zoo Conservation Biology

This MSc in Zoo Conservation Biology is run in close collaboration with the North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo) and is designed to produce graduates who want to develop careers in the research, management and re-introduction of captive populations. 

M.Sc. Agricultural and Environmental Science

This course gives you an understanding of how agriculture interacts with the environment. There is an emphasis on sustainability and the ecological consequences of unsound management. It gives you the skills for a career related to sustainability in farming systems, environmental management or rural development.

School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
M.Sc. Maritime Archaeology

This course focuses on the principles of maritime archaeology of all periods within the broader international context and is delivered with the collaboration of renowned professionals from different parts of the world.

Faculty of Science & Technology
M.Sc. Sustainable Aquaculture

The MSc/PGDip in Sustainable Aquaculture offers a range of part-time, e-learning, postgraduate-level modules which aim to develop students' critical understanding of the development and principles of aquaculture.

Joint venture with University of St Andrews and TheFishSite.com
M.Sc. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

The University of Edinburgh is offering this unique opportunity for an entirely online MSc to study these advances, during which students can gain knowledge and understanding in the equipment drugs and techniques associated with anaesthesia and analgesia.

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
M.Res. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Our course provides specialist skills and knowledge about the most important issues related to the sustainability of agricultural production and food security. Our MRes is suitable if you have a strong interest in a specific related topic and are confident that you want to pursue a career in research.

School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Master Viticulture and Oenology

This new degree course consists of a rounded and integrated curriculum specialising in coolclimate wine production, climate change effects on viticulture, terroir and sparkling wine. It also includes opportunities to visit other wine-producing areas in Europe. The Wine Department staff have considerable international expertise and research experience, and a brand new Wine Research Centre was completed in March 2014. This combination will enable students to access an outstanding Masters-level education.

Wine and Wine Research
M.Sc. Tropical Forestry (Distance Learning)

The TTropical Forestry (Distance Learning) MSc FROM Bangor University provides students from across the world with training in the management of forest resources, understanding of the scientific, academic and practical principles which underpin forest management, forest measurement and forest ecosystem function and the interrelationships between government, industry and communities’ forests and associated land-use.

School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
M.Sc. Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

Animal welfare science and ethics is an expanding topic of international concern, which is why the University of Glasgow offer anAnimal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law MSc programme. It aims to improve our knowledge and understanding of animals’ needs, which is required to provide a high standard of care to the whole range of animals kept in captivity.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Sustainable Plant Health

With the global human population set to rise to over nine billion by 2050, and our trees facing new plant threats, we urgently need sustainable solutions that will allow us to increase the global food supply while preserving the integrity of agricultural and non-agricultural ecosystems.

M.Sc. Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy

The Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy MSc programme is an opportunity for graduates of geography, physical sciences, engineering and computer sciences to explore specific issues relating to climate and environmental change at an advanced level. You will explore a wide range of critical topics focusing on human-originated influences on the terrestrial, hydrological and atmospheric environments, and their biological, physical and societal consequences.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.Sc. Agricultural Economics

This programme provides you with the essential tools required for theoretical and empirical economic analysis, particularly in relation to the renewable natural resources sector. You are able to take modules orientated towards development, production, marketing, and policy.

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
M.Sc. By Research Urban Studies

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

M.Sc. Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century

By studying Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century at the University of Warwick 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 and the latest advances in plant pathology, integrated pest management and soil health.

School of Life Sciences
M.Sc. Animal Manipulation

The MSc Animal Manipulation programme is currently unique in Europe, in that it is the only externally validated Master's level programme that trains students in Animal Manipulation. The overall aim of the programme is to offer sound teaching in the theory and practice of animal manipulation, with particular emphasis on the McTimoney technique. 

School of Health
M.Sc. Agriculture for Sustainable Development

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.

Natural Resources Institute
M.Sc. Postharvest Technology

This is an advanced course for students from a broad range of biological disciplines, who want to develop an in-depth understanding of the way fresh horticultural produce must be handled, transported and stored to maintain quality from grower to consumer.

Department of Horticulture
M.Sc. Ethnobotany

The Ethnobotany programme from the University of Kent combines anthropological studies of human-environment interaction and sociocultural knowledge of plants in different parts of the world with ecology, conservation science, environmental law and biodiversity management. It also covers plant conservation and sustainable management practices, taxonomy, and economic botany.

School of Anthropology and Conservation
M.Sc. Wildlife and Livestock Managment MSc

Humans are dependent on and live in close proximity with their livestock and the interfaces of livestock with wildlife are permeable and complex. This programme addresses a clear need to integrate ecological disciplines with studies of disease in wildlife, livestock and human populations, with concepts of land management, livestock production and wildlife management.

School of Vetirenary Medicine
M.Sc. Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants

The understanding of plant diversity and resources has never been more important. As we face the unprecedented challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, effective environmental surveillance and conservation depend upon detailed knowledge of plants and their habitats.

College of Science & Engineering
M.A. International Maritime Policy

International and interdisciplinary in approach, the International Maritime Policy programme from the University of Greenwich is of interest to maritime professionals in both sea- and shore-based sectors seeking to develop an in-depth understanding of current issues and future developments, public policy professionals seeking to develop maritime expertise, and graduates in maritime studies and public policy areas seeking further specialisation and postgraduate qualifications.

Greenwich Maritime Institute
M.Sc. Agroforestry

In this one-year MSc in Agroforestry programme from Bangor University, you have the opportunity to learn about how trees, people and agriculture can be combined in sustainably managed farms, forests and landscapes.

School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
M.Sc. Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Designed for students aiming to work in research, education, and industry in the life sciences sector, this MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of current and emerging issues in the both Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare and provide you with an extensive range of lectures in a variety of topics.

School of Biological Sciences
M.Sc. Zooarchaeology

This is a new course, which ran for the first time in 2000-1. It builds on the expertise and experience of staff in the Department, and on the important position that York holds in zooarchaeology research.

M.Sc. Equine Science

The Equine Science Masters Degree at Aberystwyth is a long established internationally recognised course and will provide you with the advanced subject knowledge and professional skills to enter the top careers in the equine industry and related professions.

Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences
M.Sc. Aquatic Veterinary Studies

Food from aquatic systems is essential for much of the world’s population – but wild catches are declining. Fortunately Aquaculture (farming of aquatic animals) is an alternative source of high quality nutrition and employment. Aquaculture has been very successful but diseases can be damaging. Aquaculture has over 40 years of experience in investigating and controlling fish and shrimp diseases worldwide, which it utilises to improve your problem-solving skills, equipping you to make a real contribution to the sustainability of aquaculture. The Aquatic Veterinary Studies from University of Stirling is specifically aimed at students with a veterinary science qualification with the object of giving training in the wide range of disciplines and skills necessary for the investigation, prevention and control of aquatic animal diseases.

Institute of Aquaculture
M.Sc. Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit with your individual needs.

Institute of Aquaculture
M.Phil. Plant Sciences (PhD)

Food security and a healthy diet within the context of a growing global population and climate change has become major challenges of our time, particularly if this is coupled with the need to find more sustainable and renewable sources of biofuels and chemicals.

Faculty of Life Sciences
M.Sc. Sustainable and Efficient Food Production

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to help agriculture to meet the challenges of the 21st century! This Sustainable and Efficient Food Production MSc centres on increasing efficiency and reducing environmental impact within the extensive pasture-based production sector.

M.Sc. Wild Animal Biology

The course will provide you with practical exposure to wild animal species and an understanding of wild animal health, welfare and conservation, as well as providing training in research methods relevant to the study of wildlife.

M.Sc. Equine Science

A unique equine programme aimed at those students who are passionate about science and have ambitions to progress to postgraduate study. This programme combines undergraduate and postgraduate study in one degree.

Equine
M.Sc. Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

The curriculum is designed to address critical shortages of experts capable of working in government agencies, agriculture, and the food industry as researchers, advisers, policy developers, and managers. The programme provides opportunities to gain industrial and practical experience and observe food security issues first-hand during field trips.

College of Life and Environmental Sciences
M.Sc. Plant Sciences (by Research)

This Plant Sciences (by Research) programme from Lancaster University is suitable for those wishing to carry out a short, in depth research project, and not attend taught programmes. The MSc by research programmes consist of induction courses, an eight month research project and a period to write it up.

Lancaster Environment Centre
M.Sc. Forestry (Distance Learning)

The course is designed to provide students with training in the management of forest resources, understanding of the scientific, academic and practical principles which underpin forest management and forest ecosystem function and the interrelationships between government, industry and communities’ forests and associated land-use.

School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
M.Sc. Crop Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship

This course is designed for both uk/eu and International students with a background in a relevant biological discipline, who wish to learn more about the theory and practice of crop biotechnology but who wish to learn and practice the business skills that will allow them to pursue careers in a crop biotechnology business environment.

Biosciences
Master Agriculture MPhil, PhD

MPhil supervision covers a number of specific research topics supported by research active academic staff. Our broad range of research areas relate to food security, farming and rural development.

School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
M.Sc. Medicinal Plant Science

This Medicinal Plant Science course is designed to respond to the growing market in the use of medicinal plants and natural products, which needs professional expertise to support its quality, analysis and development.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Animal Sciences

The Animal Science Master's Degree within the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth, UK, offers you the opportunity of biological, scientific and professional training in the field of Animal Science.

Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences
M.Sc. Livestock Science

The Masters Degree in Livestock Science within the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth, UK, offers you the opportunity of a biological, scientific and professional training in the field of Livestock Science. The MSc in Livestock Science will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue leading careers in livestock research, development, academia, training, public and private commercial enterprise, advisory work, government agencies, non-government organisations etc throughout the world.

Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences
M.Res. Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences

The backbone of the MRes in Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences is a twelve month period of research which starts in the first week of October. The course enables students to join active research groups focusing on plant genetic engineering, plant development, plant molecular biology, molecular markers, membrane biophysics, proteomics, plant biochemistry, plant-microbe interactions, transcriptomics and bioinformatics. Research topics will be interdisciplinary and will include two different, but sometimes related, areas of work. Research topics are chosen by students in consultation with staff, and will usually complement current research being undertaken within the section.

M.Sc. Molecular Plant Sciences

This programme is concerned with understanding the biology of plants at the molecular level. The Molecular Plant Sciences programme is offered by University of Bath.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Animal Behaviour

Our MSc Animal Behaviour is unusual in that it is offered within a Psychology department. This benefits you by providing a strong background in a broad cross-section of research methods used by researchers studying human and animal behaviour, a strong training in statistical methods and multidisciplinary study environment. You will learn how to formulate and test relevant research questions, and critically evaluate the research carried out by others in the field.

College of Life and Environmental Sciences
M.Sc. Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) (Erasmus Mundus Course)

The Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at qualifying graduates to deal with the huge challenges in contemporary tropical forestry. The teaching staff are very active in research and the students will profit from our many connections throughout the world.

School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
M.Sc. Primate Behaviour and Conservation

Liverpool John Moores University offers the opportunity to study the UK's only Masters degree focusing on cutting edge developments in the use of UAVs (aka drones) for primate behaviour and conservation research. You will be taught by world-leading experts and have access to excellent facilities in the UK and research sites overseas.

M.Sc. Future Food Sustainability (PgDip/ PgCert)

This MSc in Future Food Sustainability (PgDip/ PgCert) course from Cranfield University aims to provide a detailed critical awareness of the risks, challenges and opportunities of providing a sustainable supply of sufficient food to the world’s population, as we move into the future.

Environmental Technology
M.A. Agriculture and Rural Development

The MA Agriculture and Rural Development programme from University of East Anglia is unique for its focus on the dynamic interactions between local livelihoods in rural areas and agriculture understood as a globalised industry. It advances an interdisciplinary perspective on linkages between global national and local level processes shaping agriculture and rural development by integrating knowledge from the social sciences economics and natural resource studies.

School of International Development
M.Sc. Wild Animal Health

The MSc in Wild Animal Health is a world-class specialist postgraduate veterinary science programme taught jointly by the RVC, University of London and the Zoological Society of London.

M.Sc. Animal Manipulation (Osteopathy)

The Animal Manipulation (Osteopathy) programme from BPP University is currently unique in Europe as it is the only university validated, Masters-level programme that trains students in Animal Osteopathic techniques. Developed with the late, pioneering Anthony Pusey, this programme is designed for qualified osteopaths who wish to transfer their skills to the care of animals.

School of Health
M.Sc. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Our course provides specialist skills and knowledge about the most important issues related to the sustainability of agricultural production and food security. Our MSc is suitable if you have an interest in sustainable agriculture and food security and want to develop a broad knowledge of the subject.

School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
M.Sc. Equine Behaviour and Welfare

The course aims to provide training for students in skills associated with postgraduate learning, particularly the approaches, methods and techniques required for research in the field of equine behaviour and welfare. It allows students the opportunity to extend their knowledge in this important area through the use of theoretical and applied practical work and training of horses.

M.Res. Animal Behaviour

Our Animal Behaviour MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

Faculty of Medical Sciences
M.Res. Plant Chemical Biology: Multidisciplinary Research for Next Generation Agri-Sciences

Chemical Biology through physical science innovation (in e.g. chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering) is able to develop novel tools and technologies to tackle biological problems on a molecular level. It is a discipline that is perfectly poised to address the next great challenges in the agri-sciences, in the postgenomic area and to understand how chemical and biological space are interacting and influencing each other.

M.Res. Molecular Plant Sciences

Molecular Plant Scientists attempt to understand the biology of plants at the molecular level. The Molecular Plant Sciences programme is offered by University of Bath.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Environmental Forestry

Can the world’s forests be managed sustainably? This one-year Environmental Forestry course from Bangor University will develop your understanding of forest ecosystems and their role in the global environment, and of the goods and services that forests can provide.

School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
M.Sc. Plant Science and Biotechnology

This Plant Science and Biotechnology programme at the University of Leeds provides training in modern molecular aspects of plant science. Teaching is delivered by academics from the University’s Centre for Plant Sciences (CPS) and is often related to their areas of expertise and current research projects.

Faculty of Biological Sciences
M.Sc. Animal Welfare

Within this programme you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to enter a variety of career options or help you advance in your current role. The passionate academic staff will be able to support you throughout the programme and whether you complete the full Master’s level course or an interim programme you will gain the confidence to analyse data, present findings and explain scientific principles to a range of audiences.

M.Sc. Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

Animal welfare science and ethics is an expanding topic of international concern, which is why the University of Glasgow offer an Animal Welfare MSc programme. It aims to improve our knowledge and understanding of animals’ needs, which is required to provide a high standard of care to the whole range of animals kept in captivity.

Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
M.A. Anthrozoology

The MA in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter is unique in its anthropological focus on the many and varied ways in which humans perceive, engage, compete and co-exist with non-human animals in a range of cultural contexts.

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
M.Sc. Organic Farming and Food Production Systems

This course will provide you with an in-depth specialisation in organic farming and food production systems and it is currently the only specialised MSc in organic and ecological farming in England. You will learn and test the latest approaches in the integrated delivery of soil, crop and livestock, and food supply chain management.

School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
M.Sc. Zoology

During the Zoology programme at The University of Manchester you will study fundamental concepts of Biological Sciences in the first year before going on to study more specialised Zoology topics in your second and final years.