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MSc Food Security

Delivering global food security is one of the critical challenges of the 21st century. Each nation needs to balance local and national production with imports and consider the environmental and economic impact of their policies. This MSc draws together critical components such as the contribution of climate change, biodiversity, water, soil, land use, labour, nutrition transition and urbanisation. The course will appeal if you want to influence global food security and enjoy contributing to cutting-edge research.

The course is science-led, but includes options in business, social sciences and international environmental law, which provide insight to contemporary food production systems. You’ll undertake seven core modules (Crop Physiology & Production; Advances in Crop Protection; Soil, Water & Plant Mineral Nutrition; Climate Change; Environmental Accounting; Organic & Low Input Systems; Challenges of Global Food Security) and up to three further optional modules. You’ll also undertake a laboratory- or desk-based project or a placement at a host organisation.

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

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Essential Information


Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Entry Requirements:

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

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Location of Study:

University of Warwick. Project/placement may take place outside the University.

Course fees

Full time:
Home/EU: £8,170 per year
Overseas: £23,460 per year

Part time:
Home/EU: £4,085 per year
Overseas: £11,730 per year

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