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  MSc - Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century

University of Warwick    School of Life Sciences

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

About the course

This course provides the knowledge and skills to understand the challenges of modern agricultural crop production and the agronomic expertise to contribute to a more sustainable future. The course considers the production of the main arable/tillage crops and provides understanding of, and solutions to, their main problems.

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Entry Requirements

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

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Student Profiles

Joe Collins

“The course attracted me because it was the only MSc in the UK which focussed on a sustainable and integrated approach to crop production. Warwick has a reputation as a very good university and with a good background in the agricultural and horticultural sciences. The university was very welcoming, and everyone seemed very friendly.

I would certainly recommend this MSc course for anyone who is interested in agriculture and horticulture. My knowledge of the subject has improved vastly over the course of the year and have also made some great friends during my time at Warwick. It has given me a stepping stone to employment at a higher level which I would not have been able to achieve otherwise.

I thoroughly enjoyed my placement. I worked with the water industry implementing a catchment management plan for farmers using pesticides. This gave me great experience organising a project and improving my communication and presentation skills.

I liked the regular days ‘shadowing’ a professional agronomist which is a large part of the MSc course. This gives students a very clear insight in to the day to day agronomy industry.”

Harry Tricklebank

“Warwick is a highly reputable university with a fantastic range of facilities and has a great student atmosphere around campus. My first impressions were excellent, the information provided to us was very well structured and all easily accessible through the student online portal. The best thing about the course were the lecturers, with each one having a real passion for their area of expertise. The best thing about Warwick were the people on the course.

The course provides you with an in depth look at agronomy but also how it links into food security and the demands placed on global food production from a rapidly increasing population. We spent many days out in the field with a highly experienced independent agronomist who shared his thoughts and ideas on both current and future strategies for controlling weeds, pests and diseases.

The university has a whole host of connections with agricultural contacts, this provides you with opportunities to attend industry events and explore jobs that are available. I highly recommend the MSc at Warwick, I found the course both challenging and very rewarding. Networking for me was a very useful way of gaining contacts within the industry particularly when applying for job opportunities.”


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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