University of Edinburgh

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Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

Agricultural Science (Global Agriculture and Food Security)

This programme will give an understanding of: global agri-food, livestock and crop production systems; theory and practice of research and innovation; research methods, including interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research; science-society relationships; alternative production systems; public engagement; evaluating future technological developments / change and their potential impact; international agricultural development; the social, political and economic factors which enable successful scientific and technological innovation in developing countries; the role of donors in funding research; participatory approaches to technology development; concepts and issues surrounding Planetary Health / One Health; concepts, models and approaches - transdisciplinary, interdependency and interconnectedness; relationships between human diet and health and the natural and managed environments; natural resource management; ecosystem services for health and food production; sustainable intensification; indicators of wellbeing and resilience; drivers of global environmental change and health impacts; impacts of global environmental change on food security; predicting future trends in food production; sustainable development goals; opportunities and challenges facing animal and crop systems globally; global trends in product consumption and production; crop and animal systems in extreme environments; new agricultural technologies; ethics and social licence in livestock systems.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Edinburgh
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £23,200