Sustainable Agricultural Technologies
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences,
Faculty of Science
This course will give you a breadth of understanding of the agri-food system as a whole. You’ll learn about the major issues in sustainable agriculture and the cutting-edge techniques used in crop and soil science. Guest environmental and sustainability speakers give seminars regularly, and you'll get the opportunity to cultivate your work experience with placements with our industrial, government and NGO partners. You’ll cover topics such as global food security, the origins of agriculture and agricultural ecology in a changing world.
You'll conduct an independent research project, spending three months over the summer in our Institute for Sustainable Food. Here you'll work with our world-leading researchers, taking the latest scientific knowledge and applying it in real-world settings to ensure that the production and consumption of the world’s food is sustainable and resilient.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
You’ll learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and discussion groups, practical and field classes, and individual research.
Your assessment includes, but is not limited to, written examinations, essays, extended project reports, policy briefing notes, reflective journal entries, statistics exercises and oral presentations.
1 year full-time
Graduates will be well equipped to pursue careers working in the agronomy and agricultural consultancy sectors, in agricultural extension, farming, or contributing to agricultural and environmental policy for sustainable food production systems. This course is also great preparation for a PhD.
A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in biological sciences or a related subject.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 0123
Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
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