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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security - MSc

Royal Agricultural University Agriculture, Food and Environment

Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

This course is for anyone concerned that our food production systems will not be fit for purpose by the middle of this century.

*Subject to Validation’ for September 2021 start date*

Increasingly large swathes of the globe are beset by resource constraints and environmental uncertainty, which requires a radical shift in our production and consumption habits. This course will equip you with the specialised knowledge and skills that are urgently needed by governments, NGOs and commercial companies as they respond to some of today’s biggest challenges.

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Entry Requirements

An Honours degree at upper second level.

Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following interview with the course manager.

Students with other qualifications, including overseas awards and alternative English language qualifications, are advised to contact Admissions to discuss the suitability of their award.

 Course Content

Where is Royal Agricultural University


Student Profile(s)

Bookie Ezeomah, MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, 2016

“I chose to study at the RAU because the University has a good reputation for contributing to international development through education and research and supporting your Africans like myself to obtain a degree and the knowledge to help develop our continent. The course covered themes relating to poverty and food security, small-scale farming, development project management, and sustainable agricultural intensification."


The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered by the UK government funded Commonwealth Scholarship Commission(CSC)(DFID Department for International Development) in partnership with UK universities including the RAU. These scholarships are available to students from Commonwealth developing countries who do not have the financial means to undertake postgraduate Master’s level study in the UK.

A Commonwealth Shared Scholarship covers:
Maintenance costs
Return flights
Dissertation grant
Study travel grant (if applicable)
Arrival allowance

Value of Scholarship(s)

See full details below


Hold a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree
Nationals of a Commonwealth country
Hold an offer from RAU in one of the courses listed.
Further detailed information on the RAU website for postgraduate funding

Application Procedure

How to apply

Applicants must state in their RAU programme application that they will apply for the CSS.

Applications of EOI for the CSS to RAU are now closed.

The CSS form can be found here.

N.B. You will only be asked to complete the CSS Electronic Application System form (EAS) if you are shortlisted by us to apply for the Scholarship.

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