School of GeoSciences

About the programme

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

Allotment garden

Feeding the world in the 21st Century.

This is a critically important issue for societies around the globe. Interaction between demographics, changes in diet, trade liberalisation, increased focus on conservation, technological innovations including GM crops, the impact of climate change - all affect food security.

This programme is a collaboration between Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences.


What is Food Security?

Food security has become a critically important issue for societies around the globe.

Why study Food Security?

Develop employable skills which will help to tackle world hunger.

University facilities

There are a wide range of facilities available to students.

Hear recent student testimonials and find out more from the previous Programme Director for Food Security. 

Dr Fiona Borthwick

Previous Programme Director for MSc Food Security

Dr Fiona Borthwick

Lenny Medoza

Recent student's testimonial.

Lenny Medoza