School of GeoSciences

MSc Food Security

Gain an understanding of the technical, agronomic, environmental, economic and socio-political factors that influence food security, and help feed the world in the 21st century.

About the programme

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Food security is now a critical issue worldwide - find out what our degree involves and why you should study it.

Applying for your programme

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Entry requirements and how to apply for your chosen programme.

Programme structure

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Find out what compulsory and optional courses you will study and how you will be assessed.

Field work

A week long overseas tour forms an integral part of the programme. Page contains image gallery.


Where can a degree in MSc Food Security take you?

Teaching staff

Find out more about our teaching staff.

Costs & funding options

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Tuition fees, scholarships and other costs.

Social media & videos

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Hear from recent Programme Director Dr Fiona Borthwick and past students to learn more about this MSc and Interact with us via a range of social media channels.


How to apply and entry requirements


Survey - new programme opportunities

We have set up three short surveys and would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in postgraduate study online or on campus in ‘Circular Economy’,  ‘Natural Hazards and Risk’, or 'Applied Hydrogeology'.

Your feedback will help shape the content and structure of these new programmes, and there is an opportunity to leave your contact details so we can keep you up to date on any developments.