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University of Warwick - School of Life Sciences

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Full time & Part time October MSc 1 year full-time, part-time 2 years

About the course

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,

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Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A.

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Student Profile(s)

Shihuang Fu

“My first thoughts about Warwick was that the campus was quiet and has a good learning ambience. This 1 year course has a series of different modules which are assessed in different ways. I was able to learn from different areas and got to know what my interests really were. The course sharpened my transferable skills such as presentations, group work, poster design and academic writing. These have prepared me for employment after graduation.

My huge passion about the course pushed me to work in Bar Fusion on central campus. This work experience deepened my understanding about food waste and the reasons for food insecurity around the world.
This year studying abroad has given me the chance to know myself better. If there is one piece of advice I can give to future students, it would be to learn new things and find what gives you a sense of achievement.”

Javeria Hashmi

“The support services e.g. the accommodation, health center, library, security etc. were of a high standard and all the staff were always ready to help. The MSc provided a good mix of core and optional modules. The tutors were very helpful and held interactive classes. My supervisor too was very prompt and provided academic and personal support throughout the last term.

The university has been all in all amazing with a wonderful library and other activities going on alongside the main academic schedule. If I was asked would I do it answer would be yes!

I had been working in different thematic areas including Education WASH, humanitarian aid and natural resource management, however I wanted to specialise in food security. The MSc at Warwick gave me the opportunity to learn about the science of food production and sustainable agriculture which could provide a unique combination with my experience in the social sciences. The MSc gave me an insight into the science of food production which I did not have which I think will be extremely helpful while implementing projects to food security for vulnerable communities in developing countries.

I was already working at an International development organisation, however with the MSc I was offered to return at a higher position with a better package and the flexibility to work in my area of expertise, food security. “


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