Masters Program in Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (MScCCAFS)

National University of Ireland, Galway    Ryan Institute

Full time September MSc 1 year

About the course

The world’s climate is rapidly changing due to global warming and will continue to do so for the decades and centuries ahead. This poses major challenges for future agricultural systems to sustainably provide food and other bioresources in an equitable manner and to all people.

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Entry Requirements

We seek highly motivated students with degrees in any subject of relevance for tackling climate change impacts on agriculture and food security, or equivalent professional experience. For information contact: Prof. Charles Spillane (Program Director) & Dr. Peter McKeown (Program Coordinator).

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Application Procedure

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