Producing food, fibre and raw materials through the keeping of animals and cultivation of crops, agriculture is a vital part of our society. Amid growing pressure from the public, however, it is now widely accepted that we need to develop more sustainable agricultural systems that protect natural resources and maintain biodiversity.
An internationally recognised qualification, this master’s degree is run by and draws on the expertise of Coventry University's Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR).
The Centre, a member of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, is committed to creating resilient food systems worldwide. It conducts critical, rigorous and relevant research to develop agricultural and food production practices, which are economically sound, socially just and promote long-term protection of natural resources.
Designed for students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds within natural and social sciences, this course pulls together the practical, theoretical and policy aspects of food production and supply, food security, agricultural systems and environmental management in different parts of the world. It provides a vocational approach relevant to developing or industrialised country situations, equipping you with the skills and expertise to become future professionals, researchers, managers and consultants in the fields of environmental management and protection, food production and supply and agricultural development and sustainability.
Through your choice of optional modules, you can choose to expand your knowledge of international environmental law or develop practical skills, such as remote sensing, environmental management and environmental impact assessment.
Our experienced teaching team includes members of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and fellows of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
Our new laboratories are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment to support monitoring of the environment. You will also have access to geographical information systems (GIS) software, such as ArcGIS and Digimap. We have close links with a network of organic farmers and growers.