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Our MSc by Research Agriculture, Ecology and Environment course will prepare you for a career in the agri-environmental research sector, or for subsequent doctoral studies, by expanding your specialist knowledge and providing you with the training needed to enhance and develop your research skills.


MSc by Research Agriculture, Ecology and Environment

Taught by researchers from the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research, a leading centre for agroecology research and highly respected by employers in the sector, you will gain a multi-disciplinary appreciation of the underlying environmental, social and economic issues surrounding contemporary agriculture systems.

We will provide you with rigorous training in research methods and statistical analyses commonly used in agriculture, ecology and environmental science. You'll develop your critical appraisal skills of research literature at the interface between agriculture, ecology and environmental science. You will also benefit from the programme's strong practical element, having the opportunity to plan, manage and conduct an extensive in-depth field and / or lab based independent research project.

Additional options

The Department of Sustainable Land Management is part of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, which is made up of five academic departments. Our departments work collaboratively to deliver teaching and research across the School.

You may also be interested in the following courses, which are delivered by the Department of International Development:

  • MSc Agriculture and Development
  • MSc Climate Change and Development
  • MSc Environment and Development

 

Visit our International Development site to learn more


Master's funding

Scholarships are available for master's students enrolling in 2022, some offered directly by the University and others allocated by external funding bodies. In order to apply, a candidate must have received an offer of admission to one of our participating master's courses.

Find out more about our Master's Scholarships

Scholarships offered by the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) – part of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development – offers a diverse range of scholarships to candidates who have received an offer to study a GIIDAE programme.

Learn more about GIIDAE scholarships

Why study with us

Gain specialist skills for your future career, and benefit from our extensive research and teaching facilities.

How you'll study

Develop your knowledge and skills through a blend of theoretical study and practical experience. You'll have the opportunity to conduct an extensive independent research project and participate in a field trip to key organisations in the sector.

Life in the Department

Join a diverse, supportive community in the Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics.