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  MSc - Food Security

University of Warwick    School of Life Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time Award winner
Agriculture (1) Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13) Food Sciences (15) Geography (17)

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Are you passionate about tackling the global challenge of food security? Look no further than the MSc in Food Security at the University of Warwick. This programme delves into the critical factors influencing global food security, including climate change, biodiversity, land use, and diet. With 90% of our research rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', you'll be learning from top experts in the field. Gain valuable skills such as critical evaluation, problem-solving, and data analysis. Choose from a range of optional modules, from conservation to marketing. Join us with a 2:ii undergraduate degree in a related subject and make a real impact on the future of food security.

About the course

Consider the critical factors influencing global food security on Warwick's Food Security MSc, where you will analyse the contributions of climate change, biodiversity, land use, labour, diet and urbanisation. Join the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences, with 90% of our research rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2021).

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Entry Requirements

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

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Student Profiles

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. “


Up to five School of Life Sciences (SLS) Excellence Scholarships will be awarded as a 50% reduction of course fees.

SLS Excellence Scholarships are competitive and awards will be based on past academic achievement and experience, your motivation for study, extracurricular activities and your vision for the future.

Students must complete a Scholarship Application in order to be considered for an SLS Excellence Scholarship.

Two application deadlines will apply - 11 February 2020 and 20 May 2020.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to 50% reduction in course fees


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Application Procedure

Students must complete a Scholarship Application in order to be considered for an SLS Excellence Scholarship (please see web link for further details).

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