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Sustainable Food and Natural Resources

Centre for Alternative Technology

M.Sc.
18 months
Duration
7950 GBP/year
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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.

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Overview

 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)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus, Blended, Online

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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

Funding

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