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Food Security

University of Glasgow

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
21920 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
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About

The aim of this Food Security course at the University of Glasgow is to provide you with knowledge and skills relating to the broad topic of food security, incorporating socio-economic, animal and crop aspects.

Overview

Why study the Food Security course at the University of Glasgow?

  • This exciting Food Security MSc is taught through collaboration between academics with world class expertise in diverse aspects of food security.
  • It discusses the demographic, social and economic issues, the challenges of achieving sustainable agriculture and presents the factors affecting food production from crops and animal sources.
  • Experience guest lectures on a range of topics and site visits.
  • Acquire knowledge of technology transfer and commercialisation.
  • Gain practical laboratory skills in molecular biology and in genetic modification.
  • Undertake a project that will develop your investigative skills
  • Learn the ability to critically appraise and integrate information from different sources. 

Careers

Food security is a major challenge of this century, hence there will be opportunities to develop careers in several areas.

Career prospects include:

  • Working in Agri-industry
  • Research institutes
  • Government advisory
  • International advisory
  • Media
  • Research positions.

The breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills you will acquire in this Masters programme will help you obtain employment or undertake research in the food security sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Food Security
  • Food Security Fundamentals: Food of Animal Origin
  • Food Security Fundamentals: Crops
  • Role of Insects in Food Security
  • Molecular Laboratory Skills
  • Global Animal Production
  • Technology transfer and commercialisation of bioscience research
  • Crop Biotechnology Applications
  • Plant Genetic Engineering

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.
  • In your application, please submit a personal statement (up to 300 words) outlining why you want to study the Food Security programme and what you hope to get out of it. Please explain how your qualifications/experience to date support your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21920 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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