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Agriculture for Sustainable Development

University of Greenwich
London, Great Britain
Full-time
€17,132.21/year
2019 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English

Program Description

Food security and the role of agriculture in stimulating growth are key development issues in a challenging global environment. This course focuses on agriculture in developing countries, integrating natural, social and economic sciences to introduce research methods in sustainable agriculture. It draws on our unrivalled expertise in crop and livestock production, pest and disease management, agricultural marketing, biotechnology and agroforestry, and is supported by real case studies.

Notes:
Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit (pre/settled status, 3 years + with permanent address): £8,750

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from State Technical Insitute (TEI)
6
English Level
IELTS
6.5
or
PTE
51
or
TOEFL (internet based)
60
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
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Notes:

Main requirements:

  • An honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. agricultural sciences, plant or crop science, biology, agricultural economy). Or
  • Equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject.

Alternative English language requirements:

  • Apolytirion with grade 17 in English.
  • University of Greenwich English Language Test (OIETC): Overall grade B2+ with B2 in each skill.

Important Information:

  • If your English language qualification is below the standard requirements listed above, you may be eligible for our online pre-sessional English (PSE) programme.
  • If you do not currently hold an IELTS and think you might need a pre-sessional English programme to reach the required level, you can also take the University's English Language Test (UOGELT). If you do not achieve the required score for direct entry, you will be eligible to study our online pre-sessional course using your UOGELT result.

Curriculum

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

Integrated Pest Management (30 credits)
Independent Research Project (NRI) (60 credits)
Agronomy and Crop Physiology (15 credits)
Academic English for Postgraduates (Science)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options:

Risk Analysis for Agriculture and the Environment (15 credits)
Environmental Footprinting (15 credits)
Agricultural and Natural Resources Innovation for Development (15 credits)
Plant Disease Management (15 credits)
Economics, Agriculture and Marketing (15 credits)
Postgraduate Negotiated Learning Module (15 credits)
Postharvest Technology and Economics (30 credits)
Postharvest Technology of Fruit and Vegetables (15 credits)
Agroforestry (15 credits)
Soils and Environments (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options:

Research Methods for Postgraduates (15 credits)

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

Integrated Pest Management (30 credits)
Independent Research Project (NRI) (60 credits)
Agronomy and Crop Physiology (15 credits)
Academic English for Postgraduates (Science)

Students are also required to choose 15 credits from this list of options:

Research Methods for Postgraduates (15 credits)

Students are also required to choose 45 credits from this list of options:

Risk Analysis for Agriculture and the Environment (15 credits)
Environmental Footprinting (15 credits)
Agricultural and Natural Resources Innovation for Development (15 credits)
Plant Disease Management (15 credits)
Economics, Agriculture and Marketing (15 credits)
Postharvest Technology and Economics (30 credits)
Postharvest Technology of Fruit and Vegetables (15 credits)
Agroforestry (15 credits)
Soils and Environments (15 credits)

Careers

We encourage you to deepen your understanding and build a career in sustainable agricultural systems. The course is delivered by research-active scientists of the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), who are actively implementing sustainable agriculture projects around the world.

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