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MSc Food Security

Standard Duration: 1 year full-time, part-time 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A

This MSc will give you an understanding of the elements that contribute to the food security agenda. This is especially important when one of our most significant challenges is to provide the world’s population with access to affordable, safe and nutritious food. The course will appeal if you want to influence global food security and enjoy contributing to cutting-edge research.

Although science-led, the course includes options in business, social sciences and international environmental law, which provide insight to contemporary food production systems. You’ll undertake eight core modules, including a project dissertation or placement, alongside three further options. You’ll also undertake a project placement at a host organisation, or conduct laboratory- or desk-based research on a topic related to food security that interests you.

You’ll leave fully prepared for a career in a wide range of public and commercial enterprises such as government agencies, policy development, and consultancy related to food production and the supply chain.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language Requirements

Band A - IELTS 6.5


All applications should be made online at

Application Deadline

Places on postgraduate taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

If you are an international applicant and need to obtain a student visa, you will need to leave plenty of time for this process.

For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September. If you are a UK or EU applicant, there are no deadlines for applications to postgraduate taught places.

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rate)

Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas - Band 1:
Full-time £17,500, Part-time £8,750

Overseas - Band 2:
Full-time £22,340, Part-time £11,170

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of Courses with non-standard fees.


Details of bursaries and scholarships can be found on the Graduate School Website