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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MRes


Course Description

Course overview

Our course provides specialist skills and knowledge about the most important issues related to the sustainability of agricultural production and food security. Our MRes is suitable if you have a strong interest in a specific related topic and are confident that you want to pursue a career in research.

Sustainable agriculture and food security focuses on the availability of food now and in the future: a major concern of scientific and commercial communities world-wide.

The prominence of this subject is driven by an increasing global population, pressure on non-renewable or scarce resources and a need to increase food production whilst minimising the impact on the environment.

The course covers all aspects of food security as outlined by Global Food Security, a multi-agency programme involving the main UK public sector funders of research and training related to food.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/sustainable-agriculture-food-security-mres/#modules

How to Apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/sustainable-agriculture-food-security-mres/#howtoapply

Visit the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MRes page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1 honours degree,or international equivalent,in a related discipline including:•agriculture•soil• crop• animal• food or environmental science• biology• geography• rural• consumer• economic• business and/or marketing studies. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant experience in the farming, food and associated industries.You need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry:IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

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