M.Sc. On Campus Online

Sustainable Food and Natural Resources

18 months
8720 GBP/year
7310 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your knowledge and understanding of the impacts of environmental change on global and local food systems and the natural world on the MSc Sustainable Food and Natural Resources from Centre for Alternative Technology.


Explore solutions that could help address some of the urgent and crucial issues that we face, looking at different approaches and competing paradigms.

On the Sustainable Food and Natural Resources program from Centre for Alternative Technology, you will explore a variety of topics, focusing on climate mitigation and adaptation in food and natural resources, soil health, natural climate solutions and food and land management systems.

Some of the topics you will study will include:
  • The impacts of food production and the way our natural resources are perceived, managed, produced and distributed
  • Social, practical, political and economic aspects of sustainable food production and natural resource management, and the effects of industry-scale farming, agriculture and materials production on ecosystems and our environment
  • The impacts of economic structures and environmental change on diet, health, sustainability and community empowerment
  • Underlying theory in a range of related topics, such as soil ecology and health, growing methods and comparative yields, environmental impacts of materials and design for sustainability

Why study at CAT?

Benefit from over 40 years’ sustainability experienceCAT is a world-leading eco centre and a pioneer in researching and teaching practical solutions for sustainability, with nearly 50 years’ experience in low-impact building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable food production, natural resource management and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainability and Adaptation: Concepts and Planning
  • Ecosystem Services: Land Use, Water and Waste Management
  • Food Production and Consumption
  • The Science of Sustainable Food Production
  • Applied Research Design
  • MSc Dissertation
  • Theoretical Approaches to Transformational Social Change
  • Cities and Communities
  • Restoration Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

We ask for a Bachelor’s degree or knowledge and skills equivalent to degree standard. IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required for applicants whose first language is not English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8720 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • National

    7310 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7310 GBP per year during 18 months.

Prior to the commencement of the course, a £50 non-refundable deposit must be paid alongside the completion of the pre-enrolment form.


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Sustainable Food and Natural Resources
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