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Agroecology and Food Security MSc

Please note: We are excited to announce the launch of a new programme entitled MSc Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty (title subject to validation) which will commence in September 2018. The programme will encompass enhanced knowledge from our now larger team of experts and will be informed by recent research. This will replace the MSc in Agroecology and Food Security which will run for the last time in the September 2017-18 academic year. Please check back here for details which will be published very soon.

OVERVIEW

This course starts in September 2017.

Food security is of critical concern globally, and the development of food systems that  provide food of high quality and quantity in a sustainable way, is now a research and policy priority. 

The MSc in Agroecology and Food Security is designed to equip professionals and graduates with the knowledge to critically analyse and assess the relationships between agroecological food production and management, farming systems, climate change economics and the environment.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Run by Coventry University's Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) whose mission is to create resilient food systems worldwide:

  • Draws on the outstanding range of academic and practical expertise of CAWR staff plus world-renowned guest lecturers.
  •  Is designed for students from a variety of different academic and professional backgrounds and from the natural and social sciences (e.g. previous experience of agriculture not necessary).
  • Provides unique content in terms of its cutting edge focus on transforming the food system through alternative paradigms, concepts, and methodologies to enable real and equitable change.
  • Is based at the UK’s national centre for organic horticulture in 10 acres oforganic gardens

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The course will provide you with the knowledge of the major agricultural production systems found in different parts of the world and the main theoretical approaches to understanding contemporary food systems.

The course covers a range of subject areas including:

  • food security;
  • agroecological production systems;
  • clean energy, climate and carbon;
  • agroecological techniques and practices;
  • stabilisation agriculture;
  • gender, food systems and natural resources;
  • environmental impact assessment;
  • ecological management and assessment;
  • international environmental law;
  • remote sensing and digital image analysis;
  • project management.

For each module, teaching normally takes the form of weekly 'face-to-face' contact at the University (including lectures, workshops, seminars and exercises) throughout each semester, with associated directed and self directed study, which may be undertaken off-campus.

Find out more about the mandatory and optional modules. 

Entry Requirements

At least a Second Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline; or other qualification (which may be an appropriate professional development qualification), or considerable relevant work experience.

HOW TO APPLY

To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

All students undertake an individual research project, which may be associated with an appropriate organisation or company in the UK or overseas. Equipped with a detailed understanding of food systems and a range of appropriate practical skills your potential for employment will be strong.

Opportunities present themselves in national and international government agencies, non governmental policy, research and development organisations, the private sector including food companies and the farming sector.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

 

Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
BEST127
Duration:
  • 1 year full-time, 24-36 months part-time

Qualification:
  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Part time

Fees:
£12,656

Contact Details:

International Office

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