Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty (Taught)

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Course summary

The MSc in Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty is a trans-disciplinary postgraduate degree addressing the fundamental challenge of securing ecologically sustainable and socially just food and agricultural systems. With agroecology, food sovereignty, and other non-conventional food and farming approaches at its centre, this course aims to equip you with an in-depth understanding of some of the biggest issues confronting contemporary food and farming systems, and the solutions required for their remedying. This course:

  • Covers a dynamic range of cross-cutting and mutually enriching topics of relevance to 21st century food and farming, including agroecological and other non-conventional food and farming practices; the impacts of climate change on food and farming; gender and food systems; community resilience; farming ecology; issues of power, voice and positionality in food system governance; agriculture and fragile environments; Indigenous approaches to food and farming; water systems; and more.
  • Explores examples and case studies at different scales and geographical and social contexts, local to global, North and South.
  • Draws from and introduces you to a range of knowledge systems, including natural and social science, but also ‘people’s knowledge’ and participatory methods of social inquiry.

Assessment method

This course is assessed by coursework. Assessments will vary depending on the module and may include individual essays, presentations and group work elements. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Entry requirements

At least a second class honours degree in a relevant social or natural science discipline. Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to a ‘relevant social or natural discipline’ please request information. Applicants are normally invited to visit the University as part of the postgraduate open days in the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing. This offers an opportunity for both parties to meet and to ask questions. It also offers the applicant an opportunity to view the facilities on offer at the University.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

2023/24 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office

02476 888888

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 17 August 08:00-21:00, Friday 18 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 19 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 21 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-19:00

Course contact details

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Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

02477 651 600

Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty at Coventry University - UCAS