Planit


Agricultural Economics

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Content

There are fewer bigger global challenges than feeding the growing human population well, while protecting the natural systems on which we depend.

With the world population expected to reach 11 billion by the end of this century and demands on systems already at an all-time high, it is essential that we find new ways to feed the growing population without destroying the planet.

Improving the effectiveness and sustainability of agri-food systems is vital to tackling the challenges of global population growth, rapid urbanisation, food and environmental security, and diet and health. These challenges affect affluent and low and middle income countries. Addressing them is key to moving hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and central to many of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.

Entry Requirements

2021 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBB (first sitting) or 4 or 5 Highers at ABBB or BBBBB (two sittings) including three from Maths, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Science, Geography and Physics plus English at National 5 at C and Maths and Biology at B.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB (by end of S6) including three from Maths, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Science, Geography and Physics plus English at National 5 at C and Maths and Biology at B. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.

Entry to year 2 may be possible with 2 Advanced Highers at BB from Maths, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, Environmental Science, Geography and Physics.

Start Date

October

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

D401

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Department

Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies

SCQF Level

10

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