Soil systems are a vital, non-renewable resource. They provide multiple ecosystem services and are an essential component of food production and food security globally. In addition, soils act as both a net sink and net source of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Therefore, soils play a crucial role in climate change regulation, which has gained increasing international attention in recent years due to the global climate crisis. Our Soils and Sustainability MSc is an interdisciplinary programme, providing you with the essential knowledge and advanced skills to make informed decisions on sustainable land practice. The programme encompasses the fundamentals of soil science and soil's role in wider environmental systems and sustainable land management. In addition, you will learn monitoring techniques to evaluate soils' role and effective management in various environmental landscapes and socioeconomic contexts. What will I learn? The MSc will prepare you for a range of careers in land-based management and environmental protection. You will explore:
- Soil formation, functions and ecosystem services
- Role of soils in mitigating climate change
- Soil health and causes of degradation
- Management strategies to promote and conserve soil health and sustainable soil systems
- Practical skills in soil analysis and surveying
- food security
- climate change
- human health and well-being
See our website for detailed programme information.
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course