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Food Security - MSc (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

Delivering global food security is one of the critical challenges of the 21st century. Each nation needs to balance local food production with imports and consider environmental and economic impact.

This MSc considers the contributions of climate change, biodiversity, water, soil, land use, labour, diet and urbanisation.

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Core Modules:

    Listed below are the core modules for this course. If you would like to view each in greater detail, please click on each module title:

    Optional Modules:

      Listed below are the optional modules students are to pick from for this course, however they are subject to availability. If you would like to view each module in greater detail, please click each module title:

      * The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


      Interactive lectures, short question and answer sessions and interactive workshops/tutorials. Individual and team learning will be used for case study analysis.

      Contact Hours:

      Contact hours range between 10 to 15 hours per week

      Class Sizes:

      Class sizes can vary from 5 to 80 students depending on the module


      Includes essays, seminar presentations, practical reports, oral evaluation and assessed group work. The project will be assessed by a seminar presentation and a thesis.

      Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

      • Ricardo-AEA
      • Gouria Agricultural Ventures Ltd
      • Abu Dhabi Farmers Service Centre
      • NGOs

      They have progressed into roles such as: NGO work on sustainable agro-nutrition, Analyst Consultant for Air Quality and PhD programmes.

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      Essential information

      Course Code


      (P-D4A3P part-time)


      Full-time: 1 year

      (September 2019 - September 2020)

      Part-time: 2 years

      (September 2019 - September 2021)

      Entry Requirements

      2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

      English Language Requirements

      Band A

      IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

      Department of Study

      School of Life Sciences

      Location of Study

      University of Warwick

      Course Fees

      See Student Finance


      Up to five SLS Excellence Scholarships will be awarded as a 50% reduction of course fees. Awards will be based on past academic achievement and experience, motivation for study, extracurricular activities and vision for the future.

      Additional Course Costs

      Students are expected to have suitable clothing for field trips, including waterproof footwear.

      Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


      How to Apply

      Department website

      Get a PG Prospectus


      This information is applicable for 2019 entry.