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Food Security (in conjunction with Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

University of Edinburgh

Venues

King's Buildings Campus

Content

Through this programme, you will explore issues such as social demographics, diet and nutrition, the transformation of the food system, trade, technology and innovation, conservation and climate change. You will also learn about the role of genetics to address sustainable food production, the importance of orphan crops and the increasing pressures on resources such as water and soil among other topics.

You will explore how food security has become a critically important issue for societies around the globe as it concerns not only food production systems and supply chains, but also development issues such as land tenure, inequality, and the exchange value of commodities.

This MSc provides a multidisciplinary approach to these issues, giving you an advanced understanding of the technical, agronomic, environmental, economic and socio-political factors that influence food security. You will also learn qualitative and quantitative data analysis technics to assess different aspects of food security.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in an agricultural, ecological, biological or environmental science, engineering, social science, economics, politics or other relevant subject.

A UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant work experience may also be considered.

This programme is not suitable for applicants pursuing a career in food safety/hygiene or related areas.

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