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 food production with imports and consider environmental and economic impact. This MSc considers the critical factors in influencing global food security including the contributions of climate change, biodiversity, water, soil, land use, labour, diet 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 Plant Mineral Nutrition
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Climate Change
  • Challenges of Global Food Security
  • Organic and Low Input Systems

Optional Modules

(Availability dependent on demand)

  • International Environmental Law
  • The Global Food System
  • Biological Invasions in Changing Environments
  • 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, seminar presentations, and exam.



  • Clyde Higgs Scholarships, available to UK applicants for three of our taught MSc courses
  • SLS Excellence Scholarships, a fee reduction of 50% for five excellent students
  • University of Warwick GREAT Scholarships India, jointly funded by the British Council GREAT campaign and the University of Warwick.
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
  • Chevening Scholarships, in addition to usual Chevening Scholarships, the School of Life Sciences is co-funding one Award supporting Latin American and Caribbean students
  • Bursaries for students from Latin America and the Caribbean

Please contact us for more information.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 14, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
8,170 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Warwick, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 8,170 GBP
for Home/EU students: 23,460 GBP for International students