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MSc Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century

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

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

English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A

Crop agriculture provides mankind’s increasing population with foods, fibres and fuel. This course focuses on the production and genetic improvement of crops. You’ll gain a combination of practical skills and academic understanding to develop a critical and creative mindset.

Through lectures, small-group interactive workshops, practicals, tutorials, field and site visits, you’ll learn the principles of crop production and explore the latest advances in integrated pest and disease management. You’ll gain an understanding of the importance of the soil for nutrition and water uptake,
modern techniques of plant breeding, and how crop trials are designed and analysed. You’ll also complete a project placement at a host organisation, or conduct laboratory- or desk-based research on a topic related to sustainable crop production that interests you.

Our graduates have taken jobs in technical agronomy, crop trialing and agricultural consultancy for industry specialists such as Bayer Crop Science, Agrovista and Agrinig (Nigeria). They’ve also progressed to leading roles in marketing, sales, policy development and professional consultancy.

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