University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

This programme provides a grounding in research methods applicable to the study of sustainable agriculture and the intellectual tools for understanding sustainable agriculture systems; the courses combine theoretical approaches and empirically based learning from case studies of real projects and agricultural scenarios; teaching focuses on case studies from the Natural Resources Institute's corporate experience of looking at how research into agricultural issues, both in the natural and social sciences, can be translated into knowledge and products that have real impact on increasing the effectiveness of agriculture in delivering food security and enhancing livelihoods for all stakeholders; the potential role of agricultural innovations, both in technology, including biotechnology, knowledge systems, extension services and institutional partnerships in promoting development are also a strong theme in courses.

Course Modules

Modules include: Research methods; tools for sustainable agriculture; integrated pest management; independent research project dissertation; agronomy; agroforestry; economics, agriculture, and marketing; livestock and sustainable agriculture; biotechnology and transgenic crops; plant disease management; plant quarantine and sustainable resource management; biotechnology and diagnostic methods; agricultural innovation for development; soils and environments.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants should have: an Honours degree (at least 2.2 or above); or an equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject; where English is the 2nd language, an IELTS average score of 6.5 (for each of the four areas) or 7 is required.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,350  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,200  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,200  Whole course. First year home fees