Program Details

This programme brings together the thinking, research and practice at the cutting-edge of a global food revolution.
Location:
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Biomedical Science

Program Overview

Program Description:
As global population hits 7 billion in 2011, we urgently need to consider how our food systems will cope in the coming years. Can they produce enough? And are they resilient to an unpredictable climate and reduction in fossil fuels and other high-energy inputs on which they’re currently dependent? Drawing from many different projects and schools of thought around the world, and looking at the roles of large scale food production, biotechnology, ‘human scale’ horticulture and botanical diversity, our starting point is natural systems. How can we work with nature and biological cycles to improve our horticultural production? And how do we do it without increasing environmental degradation, climate change or consumption of finite resources, the pressing questions of our time.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Not applicable
Financial Aid:
No
Requirements:
Expected to have a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in an environmental, geographical or biological subject. Applicants with an unrelated degree are also encouraged to apply if they have a Level 3 qualification in horticulture and/or relevant experience. In certain circumstances applicants with extensive direct experience but lacking a first degree will be considered for entry.
International Requirements:
Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service. If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The level of proficiency that is required can vary with the type of programme for which you are applying. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5.

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