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Sustainable Food and Natural Resources, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
, | Online
A flexible Masters degree designed to develop a rigorous understanding of transformational responses to the pervasive effects that economic structures and environmental change are having on diet, health, sustainability and community empowerment.

About

 The course will cover globalisation, corporate and economic control, increasing global population and the effects of industry-scale agriculture and materials production on ecosystems and our environment.Taught at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), which pioneered sustainability practice and theory in the UK, this is the first MSc course to properly integrate the social, political, economic and practical aspects of sustainable food and natural resources production. This Masters degree tackles these themes through a combination of academic study, discussion and hands-on practical work.At CAT, we give our MSc students the knowledge, skills and experience needed to develop rewarding careers with confidence and competence. The programme draws on our expert staff and a wide selection of academics and specialist guest lecturers – people who have made exceptional contributions to environmental thinking and action.

Topics include:

  • Ecosystems and biodiversity;
  • Land and resources in cities;
  • Sustainable materials, supply chains and energy provision;
  • The science of food and growing;
  • Political and economic aspects;
  • Sustainable food management, diet and health.

Programme Structure

Core modules• Adaptation and Sustainability: Concepts and Planning (30 credits)• Ecosystem Services: Land Use, Water and Waste Management (15 credits)• Food Production and Consumption (15 credits)• The Science of Sustainable Food Production (15 credits)• MSc Dissertation (60 credits)Optional modules• Environmental Politics and Economics (15 credits)• Cities and Communities (15 credits)• Energy Provision (15 credits)• Sustainable Materials in the Built Environment (15 credits)• Applied Project (15 credits)• Work-based Project (15 credits)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A student may gain admission to a programme, with advanced standing, with up to half of the credits associated with the award being achieved through accredited experiential learning, or up two thirds through accredited masters certificated learning.
  • Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. 
  • In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7950 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6650 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Wales

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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