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MSc Crop Production (Agriculture)

Writtle University College
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1-3 years
Full time/part time
Chelmsford
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford

Course description

MSc Crop Production (Agriculture)

Rising population, climate change and competing demands on land are challenging farmers and growers to meet the world's demand for food in the 21st century. It is imperative that to meet the challenge sustainable principles are applied to maintain and enhance the environment while making use of modern technologies and techniques. Soil, water and resource use are key considerations as are biodiversity and development issues.

Students studying at Writtle University College will have access to the Research glasshouse, farms and the postharvest unit which undertakes research and trials in conjunction with commercial companies .

This provides the opportunity to study a range of crops relevant to the chosen area of horticulture or agriculture.

Students will examine crop growing using resources at the University and through visits to growers and post harvest facilities; they will develop an understanding of the supply chain from the field through to sale. Together with visiting speakers from industry, this develops students' awareness of the latest trends and research in industry.

The teaching staff have developed close links with industry on a worldwide basis and the research and consultancy work is used to underpin the curriculum.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Admissions to this course are subject to the normal policies and procedures for postgraduate students at Writtle University College .

Candidates from the United Kingdom higher education sector will normally hold a first honours degree at 2.2 or above in a related subject (such as agriculture, horticulture, floristry, environmental sciences). Prospective students with a first honours degree in another discipline but with significant work experience in horticulture, agriculture or related areas will also be considered for entrance on the masters’ programme.

Applications from international students will be considered in line with Writtle University College’s Admission Policy. International students will be expected to have achieved the equivalent of the minimum entry for UK students; qualifications and experience will be review by the Admissions Officer and assessed using UK NARIC criteria. Applications from European students will be guided by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Those international students whose first language is not English will be expected to have achieved a qualification in English as a Foreign Language or its equivalent in line with current Writtle University College postgraduate admissions policy.

Consideration will be given to applicants outside the stipulated guidelines if they are able to demonstrate significant relevant industrial experience.

Who is the Course for?

The course is designed for those who already have an interest in crop production as well as those who wish to develop or update their existing knowledge .

Applicants will normally be graduates in agriculture, horticulture, engineering, biosciences, geography, business and economics or will have extensive relevant industrial experience.

Training Course Content

Semester One

  • Sustainable Crop Production
  • Global Trade and Supply Chain Management
  • Research Methods HO

Semester Two

  • Sustainable Crop Production
  • Global Trade and Supply Chain Management
  • Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Expenses

Home Students

Full-time

  • £8,000

Part-time

  • £666 per 15 credit module
  • £1,332 per 30 credit module
  • £2,664 per 60 credit module

International Students (Including EU students)

Full-time

  • £13,170

Continuing Studies

On successful completion of the course graduates possess the knowledge to gain employment with crop producers and in management positions with major import/export organisations .

There are also opportunities to undertake further research.

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Writtle University College

Writtle University College offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships. We also provide students with the options of being able to study certain...


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