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Sustainable Plant Health (in conjunction with Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

University of Edinburgh

Venues

King's Buildings Campus

Content

Food production has tripled in the last forty years, but one billion people still go hungry every year. On average 30% of all food produced is wasted in the pathway from ‘field to fork’. With the global human population set to rise from seven to over nine billion by 2050, we urgently need sustainable solutions that will allow us to increase the global food supply while preserving the integrity of agricultural and non-agricultural ecosystems.

Our trees and forests face new plant health threats which in turn threaten areas of great natural beauty and diversity, and affect both rural and urban landscapes. Our unique MSc Sustainable Plant Health will give you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the vital role of plant health, applying your skills by conducting laboratory and field studies.

This programme is primarily aimed at graduates wishing to pursue a career in plant protection in agriculture, horticulture, forestry or urban settings, and also careers in policy development and implementation, plant health inspection, academic and industrial research, consultancy and conservation management, and private industry.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.

We may also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant experience in plant or crop protection.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Faculty

College of Science and Engineering

Department

Geosciences

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals