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MSc Sustainable Agricultural Technologies

University of Sheffield

Course description

This course will give you a breadth of understanding of the agri-food system as a whole. You’ll learn about the major issues in sustainable agriculture and the cutting-edge techniques used in crop and soil science. Guest environmental and sustainability speakers give seminars regularly, and you'll get the opportunity to cultivate your work experience with placements with our industrial, government and NGO partners. You’ll cover topics such as global food security, the origins of agriculture and agricultural ecology in a changing world.

You'll conduct an independent research project, spending three months over the summer in our Institute for Sustainable Food. Here you'll work with our world-leading researchers, taking the latest scientific knowledge and applying it in real-world settings to ensure that the production and consumption of the world’s food is sustainable and resilient.

Teaching

You’ll learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and discussion groups, practical and field classes, and individual research.

Assessment

Your assessment includes, but is not limited to, written examinations, essays, extended project reports, policy briefing notes, reflective journal entries, statistics exercises and oral presentations.

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Modules

  • Agricultural Ecology in a Changing World
  • Issues in Global Food Security
  • Advanced Data Handling and Analysis
  • Field Biology
  • Advanced Scientific Skills
  • Future Crop Systems
  • Literature Review
  • Individual Research Project
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    £27,150 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 year

    Duration

    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time