COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

What will I learn?

This course is for graduates and professionals looking for greater knowledge and expertise in sustainable agricultural development. You'll gain a strong understanding of the fundamentals of crop production, such as adaptation to climate and other environmental changes. You then explore how this expertise can help to design effective food production systems without placing unsustainable demands on the environment.

The emphasis is on agriculture in tropical or developing countries, but the approaches can be used globally. The course integrates natural, social and economic sciences. It draws on our unrivalled expertise in an array of disciplines, including crop production, pest and disease management, postharvest technologies, climate change adaptation, and agricultural economics and marketing.

The course is taught on our Medway Campus and delivered by world-leading scientists from the award-winning Natural Resources Institute, who are working on sustainable agriculture projects around the world. We use real global case studies in our teaching, and you'll have an opportunity to play a meaningful role in current research projects. Benefit from small class sizes, quality supervision, and access to cutting-edge research facilities and resources.

Graduates of the MSc Agriculture for Sustainable Development will be equipped for careers in the agricultural research and rural development sector. Potential future workplaces include NGOs, ministries, funding agencies and national and international research institutes.

Graduates may also continue onto a research degree (MPhil/PhD), which will train you for research leadership roles in agriculture and rural development.

Which department am I in?

Natural Resources Institute

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (14,94,179) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Medway Campus

Central Avenue,

Chatham Maritime Pembroke,

Chatham,

Medway,

ME4 4TB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For entry to our Master's programmes, you will need to have met the following: Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA 2.8 for UK 2:2 OR with a minimum GPA 3 for UK 2:1. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. For some postgraduate taught courses, you need: IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Applicants should have: An honours degree (at least 2.2 or above) in a relevant discipline (e.g. agricultural sciences, plant or crop science, biology, agricultural economy). Or an equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject. Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES

About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich’s courses prepare students with the skills employers’ value & the confidence to achieve extraordinary things.

  • Rated among the greenest universities in the UK
  • Top rated university for course quality
  • 96% of current and former students recommend the university
  • 91% student employability after graduation