MSc Organic Farming SRUC Scotland's Rural College



Course info


This specialised postgraduate course combines the development of an academic understanding of the production, marketing and management of organic farming and food with a final year project which provides an opportunity for in-depth individual research on a topic related to organic farming.

Course overview

This part-time, online distance learning course is the only specialised MSc in Organic Farming in Scotland.

Combining academic learning and work experience, this MSc course will teach you about key aspects of the technical production, marketing, and management of organic farming and food.

A well as honing your research skills, you'll build on your existing knowledge and experience to enhance your career opportunities as a practitioner, promoter, and facilitator within the sector.

During the programme, you'll learn to critically appraise organic farming as an agricultural system and in a wider context, and understand more about the organic sector as a whole.

You'll gain a sound knowledge of the science underpinning organic farming, and learn about marketing, financial and audit requirements for organic produce.

Classroom learning is supported by work placement, giving you real-life experience of your studies in action.

This course is validated by the University of Glasgow.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MSc Organic Farming.

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees

Postgraduate Diploma (part time 50%) – year 1: £6,000 Postgraduate Diploma (part time 50%) – year 2: £6,000 MSc project (following completion of PGDip): £3,750.





Craibstone Estate,



Aberdeen, City Of,

AB21 9YA, Scotland

Entry requirement for international students

A degree relevant to the sector and evidence of competency in English. Alternatively, we'll assess your work experience to assess whether you'll benefit from the course. IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL (internet based) 72.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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