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.

Degree structure, teaching & assessment

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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.

Careers & network

Where can a degree in MSc Food Security take you?

Teaching staff

Find out more about our teaching staff.

Programme costs & funding options

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Tuition fees, scholarships and other costs.

Apply now

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Entry requirements and link to our online application form.

Video testimonials & social media

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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.

Apply now and Entry requirements

Download our pdf flyer with programme summary, entry requirements and tuition fees:


 Please note that field trip locations may change based on availability or for reasons outwith our control including those of a political nature.


We strongly recommend that all applications for study by submitted no later than 15 June 2018. Late applications from Home /  EU students may be considered, and from International students in exceptional circumstances. Please e-mail to enquire.