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Food Security

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

Food security has become a critically important issue for societies around the globe. Interactions between demographics, changes in diet, trade liberalisation, an increased focus on conservation, technological innovations including GM crops, the impact of climate change and new responses to climate change resource limitations (particularly in terms of energy, water and nutrients) all affect food security.

This unique MSc offers students the scope and multidisciplinary approach to address all of these issues, as well as an understanding of the technical, agronomic, environmental, economic and socio-political factors that influence food security.

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Food Security.

Entry Requirements

Preferably a UK 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a range agricultural, or environmental sciences, engineering or social sciences, or other relevant subject.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Postgraduate

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals