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MSc Sustainable Food and Natural Resources (Distance Learning)

Online Centre for Alternative Technology Graduate School of the Environment

Full time & Part time September PgCert, MSc, PgDip 18 months full time/ 3 years part time

About the course

Masters in Sustainable Food and Resources

A flexible Masters degree designed to develop a rigorous understanding of the impacts of environmental change on global and local food systems and the natural world. The programme draws on our expert staff and a wide selection of academics and specialist guest lecturers – people who have made exceptional contributions to environmental thinking and action.

Taught at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), which pioneered sustainability practice and theory in the UK, this is the first MSc course to properly integrate the social, political, economic and practical aspects of sustainable food and natural resources production. This Masters degree tackles these themes through a combination of academic study, discussion and hands-on practical work and

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Entry Requirements

A good undergraduate degree in any discipline. Students who do not possess formal qualifications but who can demonstrate that they have gained appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to degree standard and that they will benefit from and contribute to the programme, may be accepted. Liverpool John Moores University and CAT are strongly committed to widening participation and equal opportunities for all. For international students whose first language isn't English: IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required for applicants whose first language is not English.


Home: £6,890 Overseas (includes EEA students from 2021): £8,330
(A £50 non-refundable deposit should also be paid by all students during enrolment)

Course Content

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Student Profile(s)

Ffion Thomas

Ffion graduated in 2019 as one of the first students on our MSc in Sustainable Food and Natural Resources. Before studying at CAT Ffion had previously worked in German banks and then as Head of Risk Management and Compliance at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust. Looking for a change in her career and life Ffion was able to transfer the research, practical and analytical skills she’d gained through her career, to her studies at CAT. During her studies, Ffion was part of the team looking at the changes to pesticide regulations in the lead up to Brexit. The important work Ffion and the team were doing reached the national press and Ffion was quoted in the Guardian. Her analysis highlighted that the changes could weaken the rigour of the process by which pesticides are approved and monitored in the UK.

Following on from this and the work Ffion undertook in her dissertation, she is now working towards her PhD focusing on agroecological approaches to managing ash dieback at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University.

“Studying at CAT was life-changing, and has enabled me to take on a new career in an area I love, but which I never thought would be feasible, given I didn’t have a scientific background. “


The Sir John Houghton Bursary

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