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Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production

Course Description

Join the growers and activists at the forefront of a revolution in food production.

This programme is delivered at Schumacher College, Dartington, Devon..

Programme structure

This MSc brings together the thinking, research and practice at the cutting-edge of a global food revolution. Drawing from many different projects and schools of thought around the world, and looking at the roles of large-scale food production, biotechnology, ‘human scale’ horticulture and botanical diversity, our starting point is natural systems.

How can we work with nature and biological cycles to improve our horticultural production? And how do we do it without increasing environmental degradation, climate change or consumption of finite resources?

We offer you a unique and transformative blend of academic and practical learning opportunities from Schumacher College, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Organic Research Centre (Elm Farm) and Plymouth University.

Programme content

• Science, systems and sustainability
• Resource use in socio-ecological systems
• Research methods
• Plant science and production
• Design and practices in horticulture
• Ethnobotany and plant taxonomy
• Food systems in the post-carbon world
• New food economy

Visit the Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1 honours degree or equivalent in an environmental, geographical or biological subject. Applicants with an unrelated degree and Level 3 qualification in horticulture and/or relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.

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