Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Agriculture for Sustainable Development, MSc

Study MSc programme Agriculture for Sustainable Development at the University of Greenwich, delivered by research-active scientists of the Natural Resources Institute (NRI).

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • 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
  • Learn about the fundamentals of agriculture and how such knowledge can be applied to innovate and contribute to sustainable food production

Department

Natural Resources Institute

Location

Attendance

1 years full-time

Why study with us?

Make a global difference with our Master's in Agriculture for Sustainable Development: integrating natural, social and economic sciences, you'll gain a firm grounding in research methods of sustainable agricultural systems, using case studies of real projects.

Our class sizes are ideally small, allowing you to engage with your tutors who are experts in their field. Their cutting-edge research informs the course design and gives you the opportunity to deepen your understanding and develop your career.

Why this MSc?

Food security and the role of agriculture in stimulating economic growth are key issues in international development in today's challenging global environment. Globally, food production needs to increase by 50% over the coming 2–3 decades to feed a growing world population, while at the same time reducing the environmental impacts of agricultural production. This programme focuses on agriculture in developing countries and draws on our unrivalled pool of expertise in issues of crop and livestock production, pest and disease management, agricultural marketing, biotechnology, biosecurity and agroforestry. The programme is focussed around providing students with the key concepts needed to address these issues, learning from real case studies delivered by experts who are actively implementing sustainable agriculture projects around the world.

Where will I study?

You will be based at the University of Greenwich, Medway Campus in Kent, where you will benefit from the expert knowledge within the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), a prize-winning research and teaching institute specialising in food, environment, agriculture and sustainable development.

What you will study

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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.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Assessment consists of a combination of: 

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

Careers

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.

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