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Sustainable and Efficient Food Production

Aberystwyth University

60 months
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16700 GBP/year
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About

The Sustainable and Efficient Food Production MSc degree offered at Aberystwyth University will equip you with the knowledge and skills to help agriculture meet the challenges of the 21st century! 

Overview

The Sustainable and Efficient Food Production MSc degree offered at Aberystwyth University centres on increasing efficiency and reducing environmental impact within the extensive pasture-based production sector. The programme provides flexible, accessible, postgraduate level training for people employed in the agri-food sector. Training comprises distance learning modules and work-based research projects. These are accessible as CPD or as credit-bearing units, which can be built towards a range of postgraduate qualifications.

How will I be assessed?

  • There are no exams within this programme. Taught modules are assessed via coursework (namely reports and essays, but also literature reviews, case studies, business plans and data analysis tasks), presentations and forum discussion.
  • The training is entirely web-based which means that as long as you have access to a reasonable broadband connection you can study where and when best suits you. Learning material for each 14 week module includes recorded lectures from academics and industry experts, presentations, podcasts, e-group projects, guided readings, interactive workbooks and discussion forums, as well as assignments and e-tutorials. By signing a re-registration form each year you will have access to e-journals and library resources for the full five years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods 
  • Farm Business Management 
  • Genetics and Genomics in Agriculture 
  • Grassland Systems 
  • Home Grown Feeds 
  • Organic and Low Input Ruminant Production 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Distance Learning application deadlines are two months prior to the course start dates.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must hold at least a second class honours degree in agricultural or biological science, or a closely related discipline. Applications from mature candidates with relevant experience are welcome and will be given equal consideration.
  • Non-graduates must have at least 24 months of relevant full-time work experience in an agri-food industry. Relevant experience will be determined by the University. If you have employment experience which you consider may be equivalent to a degree, please give details of positions held, dates of employment, responsibilities within the position held and employer contact details on a separate sheet.
  • Copies of University transcripts (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Copies of Degree certificates (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Personal statement within 1-2 A4 pages.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 GBP per year during 60 months.
  • National

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8700 GBP per year during 60 months.

Funding

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