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Masters degrees in Arable and Fruit Farming explore advanced techniques forgrowing crops most efficiently on a large scale. These include analysis of crop genetics, soil composition and management (agronomy), or pathology (disease).
Entry requirements for these courses will normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Environmental Science, Biology, or Chemistry. Sufficient work or research experience may also be considered.
Masters study in Arable Agriculture and Fruit Production offers a selection of specialisations, such as organic farming, sustainable agriculture, and even tropical farming. You will gain an understanding of issues such as plant breeding and crop production, and the wider implications of these practices within society.
You are likely to gain extensive research experience, and training in dealing with scientific issues in the public realm, such as policy for consumer concerns. This knowledge and experience will make you an ideal candidate for roles within governing bodies, the agro-industry, or even as a basis for further research at PhD level.
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Our MSc Agriculture and Development course examines the role of agriculture in development, and is designed for those pursing careers in research, extension or development, with national and international institutions. Read more
Students studying at Writtle University College will have access to the Research glasshouse, farms and the postharvest unit which undertakes research and trials in conjunction with commercial companies. Read more
This applied Master programme is designed for mid-career horticulture, livestock or forest professionals working in the private or public sector. Read more
Our MSc Food Security and Development course addresses the challenges of global food insecurity and poverty. This programme will prepare you for a career in the international food security and development sectors. Read more
This challenging programme is designed to enable you to develop a deep and systematic understanding of wine science and related disciplines, with a view to applying this knowledge to make complex viticultural and oenological decisions. The course covers key areas such as sparkling wine production, climate change, and sustainability. Read more
Agriculture courses at Writtle University College equip our students with the skills and knowledge necessary for rewarding careers in the agricultural sector and related industries. Read more
A dynamic course specifically designed to enhance the skills and knowledge you need to build or boost your career, whether you are interested in business or the food and agriculture industries. Read more
Field crops and vegetables cultivation constitutes the main food source for the rapidly growing world population. In the coming years, these agricultural branches will need to increase yields to feed the world high quality products, while minimizing human environmental footprint under continually decreasing resources. Read more
The M.Sc. in Food Processing will enable students to generate new food products and modify existing products and processes, as well as implementing new methods to improve food quality. Read more
The Agroforestry and Food Security MSc will provide students with a detailed understanding of the principles and processes of agroforestry as part of a sustainable food production system, including its social and environmental contexts. Read more