MSc Food Security

The University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences

Program Description

MSc Food Security

The University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences

Delivering global food security is one of the critical challenges of the 21st century. Each nation needs to balance local and delocalised production with imports and environmental and economic impact. The MSc will draw together critical components such as the contribution of climate change, biodiversity, water, soil, land use, labour, nutrition transition and urbanisation.

Course structure

Students will take 7 core modules, up to 3 optional modules and an individual research project, placement or dissertation.

Core modules

  • Crop Physiology and Production
  • Advances in Crop Protection
  • Soil, Water and Mineral Nutrition
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Climate Change
  • Challenges of Global Food Security
  • Organic and Low Input Systems
  • Project/Work Placement

Optional Modules

(Availability dependent on demand)

  • International Environmental Law
  • Challenges of the Global Food System
  • Biological Invasions in Changing Climates
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystem Services
  • Microbiomics & Metagenomics
  • Marketing Management
  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Business Strategy

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree, or an equivalent qualification in a scientific or other appropriate discipline. English language standard IELTS 6.5

Flexible study: Full time 12 months. Part time 24 months.

Module options: 7 core modules, 3 optional modules and a course project, dissertation or placement.

Module assessments by coursework and exam.

2015/16 Fees:

  • Overseas £19,680 (bursary included)
  • European £6,800 (bursary included)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 28, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
1 year
Full time
6,800 GBP
Start date Sept. 2016
United Kingdom Warwick, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 6,800 GBP
for European; £19,680 for Overseas