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The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) is now offering £125,000 worth of scholarship funding for 2018-19 academic year. Find out more here.

  • This new, distance-learning programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of livestock production and sustainability in a variety of global contexts.
  • You will learn to address key issues created by the world’s population growth and dramatic rise in demand for livestock and animal products such as meat, milk and eggs.
  • Find out about the growing competition for land and water, concerns about environmental and health impacts, and the calls for greater efficiency and use of resources.
  • You’ll gain vital skills needed to work in the sector regardless of whether it’s with the government, advisory and consultancy services, or the private sector.
  • This is a part-time programme facilitated through distance learning and can be used as a building block for a full MSc qualification.

What will you study?

Sample modules:

  • What is Sustainability?
  • Sustainable Livestock Production
  • Agri-Food Value Chains
  • Livestock, Livelihoods and Food Security

Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.

What career can you have?

Graduates from the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Livestock Production will be well suited to careers in livestock production, management and science. This may be within both international and national corporations, non-governmental organisations and policy bodies, and research and higher education institutions.

If you're already in a related career you can use the PGCert to increase your skills, change direction, or build directly on your existing qualifications. The PGCert can also be used as the basis for a full master's qualification.

Assessments in each module will be designed to develop and assess the analytical and communication skills required for these careers. If you are currently working in the field, assessments are also designed to be relevant to your current employment, and you will be encouraged to discuss particular projects with your employer to ensure research questions of relevance to your particular situation are addressed.  


Visit the Sustainable Livestock Production PGCert page on the University of Reading website for more details!

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