Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security PGCert
With the world’s population fast approaching seven billion, one of the main challenges facing the human race is how to feed its people. It’s estimated that a rise in food production of at least 50% will be needed by 2030, yet society expects that this additional food be delivered with reduced environmental impact.
Food production itself is only part of the problem. Food security isn’t just about exploiting scientific and technological advances to increase crop yields it’s also about addressing the associated economic and social factors to enable people to access sufficient, safe and nutritious food.
This scheme aims to train the next generation of natural and social scientists who will tackle these challenges. It will give you the necessary interdisciplinary training and research with an international focus.
The PgCert provides an opportunity for postgraduate learning and professional development for those who are unable to commit to a full MSc programme. The award requires the successful completion of four 15 credit modules, selected from the modules available on the MSc course.
Modules:Behaviour of Pollutants in the EnvironmentBiological Effects of Air Pollution and Climate ChangeCatchment Protection (field course)Conservation BiologyContaminated Land and RemediationCrop ProtectionData Analysis and InterpretationEnvironmental ManagementFood Security, Agriculture and Climate ChangeHabitat ManagementNumerical SkillsPerspectives on Environment and DevelopmentPollution MicrobiologyRight to Adequate Food as a Human RightSustainable Soil ManagementSustainable SystemsUsing the NVCWildlife Monitoring TechniquesWildlife Population Ecology
- Biological Science : PhD
- Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation : MSc
- Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation : PGCert
- Data Science for the Environment : MSc
- Ecology (by research) : MSc
- Ecology and Conservation : MSc
- Ecology and Conservation : PGCert
- Energy and the Environment : MSc
- Environment and Development : MSc
- Environment and Development : PGCert
- Environment and Development : MA
- Environmental Management and Consultancy : MA
- Environmental Science : PhD
- Environmental Science (by research) : MSc (research)
- Environmental Science and Technology : MSc
- Environmental Science and Technology : PGCert
- Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology : MSc
- Geography : PhD
- Nuclear Science & Engineering : PGCert
- Plant Sciences (by research) : MSc (research)
- Resource and Environmental Management : MSc
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security : MSc
- Sustainable Water Management : MSc
- Sustainable Water Management : PGCert
- Volcanology and Geological Hazards : MSc
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For Entry: 2015
Director of Studies:Dr Ian Dodd
Duration:12 months full-time; 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements:Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).
IELTS:6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment:Coursework, presentations, examinations and dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Duration: Full time 10 Week(s), Part time 10 Week(s)
Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
Phone: +44 (0)1524 510257
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook