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Course summary

Learn how agriculture and its environment should be adapted to future change with a Master’s in Agriculture for Sustainable Development from an award-winning institute. This course is for graduates and professionals looking for greater knowledge and expertise in sustainable agricultural development. You'll gain a strong understanding of the fundamentals of crop production, such as adaptation to climate and other environmental changes. You then explore how this expertise can help to design effective food production systems without placing unsustainable demands on the environment. The emphasis is on agriculture in tropical or developing countries, but the approaches can be used globally. The course integrates natural, social and economic sciences. It draws on our unrivalled expertise in an array of disciplines, including crop production, pest and disease management, postharvest technologies, climate change adaptation, and agricultural economics and marketing. The course is taught on our Medway Campus and delivered by world-leading scientists from the award-winning Natural Resources Institute, who are working on sustainable agriculture projects around the world. We use real global case studies in our teaching, and you'll have an opportunity to play a meaningful role in current research projects. Benefit from small class sizes, quality supervision, and access to cutting-edge research facilities and resources. What you should know about this course

  • All teaching and learning programme elements are delivered by research-active scientists.
  • The course offers an integration of natural, social and economic sciences.
  • You learn about the fundamentals of agriculture and how this knowledge supports the design of sustainable and climate-adapted food production systems.
  • You build skills and experiences to accelerate your career and expand your networks in overseas research and development.
  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Kent.

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed through a variety of methods, such as: Classroom presentations, discussions and case-studies Critical reviews, looking at new areas of research Examinations.


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: An honours degree (at least 2.2 or above) in a relevant discipline (e.g. agricultural sciences, plant or crop science, biology, agricultural economy). Or an equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject. * Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. * Applicants from other backgrounds may be considered. Please email the Programme Leader at [email protected] For more information, contact [email protected] or 020 8331 9000.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2022/23 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2023/24 academic year. Please follow this link for more information https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance
Agriculture for Sustainable Development at University of Greenwich - UCAS