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 is central to many of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
2020 entry requirements
4 Highers at BBBB (first sitting) or 4 or 5 Highers at ABBB or BBBBB (two sittings) including Biology or Chemistry and another maths or science subject plus English and Maths, Economics or Geography at National 5. Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry preferred.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB (by end of S6) including Biology or Chemistry and another maths or science subject plus English and Maths, Economics or Geography at National 5. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6. Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry preferred.
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh Medical School