University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century (Taught)

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Course summary

Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century MSc provides the knowledge and practical skills in crop management and improvement. You will learn about the latest advances in plant pathology, pest management and soil health. Course overview Crop agriculture provides mankind’s increasing population with foods, fibres and fuel and this course provides you with knowledge and practical skills in crop management and crop improvement. In this master's course you will gain a combination of practical expertise and academic understanding to develop key skills. You will learn the principles of crop production, including the latest advances in plant pathology, integrated pest management and soil health.


Core modules

  • Crop Physiology and Production
  • Advances in Crop Protection
  • Soil, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Project/Work Placement/Dissertation
  • Climate Change
  • Organic and Low Input Systems
  • Cereal, Oilseed and Root Crop Agronomy
  • Introduction to BASIS
  • Plant Breeding and Trial Design for Registration
Read more about our core modules on our Life Sciences website. Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Biodiversity, Conservation and Ecosystem Services
  • Biological Invasions in Changing Environments
  • Challenges in Global Food Security
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Climate Change and Development (Law)
Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. You can find the most up to date list on the Life Sciences website

Assessment method

Assessment is continuous and varies between modules. It typically includes essays, seminar presentations, practical reports, oral evaluation and assessed group work. You will undertake an individual project during the third term and there is an option for you to undertake a work-based placement as part of your project. Your project will be assessed by a seminar presentation and a 15,000 word thesis or 6,000 word journal article.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band A - IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century at University of Warwick - UCAS