Agriculture for Sustainable Development, MSc

  • Seize the opportunity to make a global difference.
  • Learn from the integration of natural, social and economic sciences.
  • A teaching and learning programme delivered by research active scientists.



What you'll study

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options

All courses are subject to student numbers

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

An honours degree (at least 2.2 or above)

OR an equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject.

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

What people say

"My time at NRI was a great experience, for both personal and career development. One of my favourite things about the programme was the mixture of students from all over the world. I was able to learn from both my peers and lecturers, on topics ranging from Tanzanian biofuel projects to crop protection in Oman! My project supervisors were flexible and knowledgable, and provided great mentorship throughout the year. Each course included a wide variety of lecturers, pulling material from their individual areas of expertise and research programmes, which made for interesting and varied learning. 

Shortly after finishing my MSc, I was offered an Agricultural Scientist position in Canada working in the same area as my independent research project, which would not have been possible without a graduate degree. I am very happy I chose to study at NRI, and would 100% recommend the programme to those looking to advance their education and surround themselves with agricultural change-makers." 

MSc Agriculture for Sustainable student

Extra information


Assessment consists of a combination of: 

  • Assignments 
  • Essays 
  • Presentations
  • Reports 
  • Portfolios 
  • Formal examinations


This programme provides specialist expertise for those working or seeking to work in agricultural development or research, or pursuing an advanced agricultural or development qualification in the UK and overseas. Students graduate with a broad general knowledge of agricultural applications in sustainable development and also more focused in-depth knowledge.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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How to apply

Medway Campus

A recently modernised, splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus based at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

Gillingham Station (approx. 20 min walk / 10 min by bus)

Free parking is available for motorbikes and scooters. Public car parks nearby.

From Gatwick Airport take the National Express 270 coach service.

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