12 months
22000 GBP/year
10250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This new Sustainable Food Systems programme from University of Liverpool draws on the expertise and connections within University of Liverpool’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Food Systems (CESFS) to equip the next generation of food systems leaders. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Through this master’s degree programme, you will be taught by internationally renowned experts who provide in-depth knowledge across fields of crop science, livestock health, supply chains, climate and the environment, and consumer behaviour. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the Centre’s research partners across local government, industry, policy, and NGOs and join in ongoing food systems research in Liverpool and across the globe. You will, via your projects, have access to research that we undertake nationally and across the globe (eg. South America, Africa, Asia).

This Sustainable Food Systems programme from University of Liverpool is designed to introduce you to the concepts of sustainable food systems, the interdisciplinary approaches required to both understand and design future food systems, and to develop state-of-the-art scientific understanding of disciplines underpinning food systems. The course provides an introduction to data science and research methodologies while providing space for students to identify and pursue their interests within critical food systems issues. The programme will also introduce you to the practical aspects of food systems that must be understood to effect change - policy development, inter- and intra-national regulation, and an understanding of the global and intersectoral nature of food systems working in the real world. You will “walk the food chain” enabling you experience the processes and issues that are involved in the “farm to fork” journey.

Career Prospects

This new MSc in Sustainable Food Systems is designed to equip the next generation with the critical thinking skills, resourcefulness, a systems mindset, and the international perspective needed to solve global food systems issues. These transferable skills are highly valuable in many fields or industries, including (among others) agriculture, operations and supply chain management, charities, policy-making organisations, academia, regulatory bodies, government agencies and NGO’s, food processing and manufacturing companies, journalism, public health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research 
  • Research Methods and Applications in Biological Sciences 
  • Professional, Employability and Research Skills for Advanced Biological Sciences 
  • Sustainable Food Systems 
  • MSc Research Project
  • Advanced Statistics for Biological Research 
  • Statistics for Biological Research 
  • Analysing Climate Processes and Variablity
  • Monitoring Urban Air Pollution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if you require visas or have special requirements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Normally, at least a 2.1 Honours degree in subjects that include life; health-, physical-, social- sciences, business or law, acceptable to both the Director of the Programme and the proposed project supervisor. We would also welcome applications from students with degrees in veterinary sciences or medicine. We will consider applicants with a 2.2 degree, for example if they have suitable postgraduate experience or work experience. Candidates from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate an ability of English Language equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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