Agroecology and Food Security MSc

Coventry University
In Scarborough (Grossbritannien)

£ 6.930 - (8.144 )
zzgl. MwSt.

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Beschreibung


Food security is of critical concern globally; and the development of food systems that provide food of high quality and quantity in a sustainable way; is now a research and policy priority. The MSc in Agroecology and Food Security is designed to equip professionals and graduates with the knowledge to critically analyse and assess the relationships between agroecological food production and management; farming systems; climate change economics and the environment.

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Voraussetzungen: "Entry Requirements At least a Second Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline; or other qualification (which may be an appropriate professional development qualification), or considerable relevant work experience. HOW TO APPLY To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For..."

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Wo und wann

Beginn Lage
Jan-2017
Sep-2017
Scarborough
Ashburn Rd, Scarborough, YO11 2JW, North Yorkshire, Grossbritannien
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— Coventry University (@covcampus) September 26, 2012 OVERVIEW

Food security is of critical concern globally, and the development of food systems that  provide food of high quality and quantity in a sustainable way, is now a research and policy priority. 

The MSc in Agroecology and Food Security is designed to equip professionals and graduates with the knowledge to critically analyse and assess the relationships between agroecological food production and management, farming systems, climate change economics and the environment.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Run by Coventry University's Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) whose mission is to create resilient food systems worldwide:

  • Draws on the outstanding range of academic and practical expertise of CAWR staff plus world-renowned guest lecturers.
  •  Is designed for students from a variety of different academic and professional backgrounds and from the natural and social sciences (e.g. previous experience of agriculture not necessary).
  • Provides unique content in terms of its cutting edge focus on transforming the food system through alternative paradigms, concepts, and methodologies to enable real and equitable change.
  • Is based at the UK’s national centre for organic horticulture in 10 acres oforganic gardens

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The course will provide you with the knowledge of the major agricultural production systems found in different parts of the world and the main theoretical approaches to understanding contemporary food systems.

The course covers a range of subject areas including:

  • food security;
  • agroecological production systems;
  • clean energy, climate and carbon;
  • agroecological techniques and practices;
  • stabilisation agriculture;
  • management of natural and environmental hazards;
  • environmental impact assessment;
  • ecological management and assessment;
  • international environmental law;
  • remote sensing and digital image analysis;
  • project management.

For each module, teaching normally takes the form of weekly 'face-to-face' contact at the University (including lectures, workshops, seminars and exercises) throughout each semester, with associated directed and self directed study, which may be undertaken off-campus.

Find out more about the mandatory and optional modules. 

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