Master Degree in Agricultural Science in the United Kingdom

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Agricultural Science

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Agricultural science encompasses a wide area of topics, and classes can be taken at schools all over the world. Topics include food science, farming, forest technology, agroecology, veterinary medicine, biological engineering, wildlife technology and crop science.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Master in Agricultural Science in the United Kingdom

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Master in Plant Science

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Institute of Biological & Environmental Sciences (IBES) was established in 2007 as the research wing of the School of Biological Sciences. It was the third research Institute to be formed within the College of Life Sciences and Medicine. At the time of formation the other two Institutes are the Institute of Medical Sciences [+]

Master in Plant Science

Research Degrees: MSc, MPhil, PhD

About the Institute

The Institute of Biological & Environmental Sciences (IBES) was established in 2007 as the research wing of the School of Biological Sciences. It was the third research Institute to be formed within the College of Life Sciences and Medicine. At the time of formation the other two Institutes are the Institute of Medical Sciences and the Institute of Public Health Sciences. IBES is run by a director who is advised by a management group. Since this time the college has been joined by the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

The IBES comprises three research programmes (Ecology, Integrative Physiology and Biological Interactions in Soil) involving a total of 55 full time academic staff and their research groups. This includes about 80 post doctoral research staff and 150 PhD students. Current active research grants total approximately £21M (c. 22M €uros, 30M US$).... [-]


Master in Forestry

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The aims of the programme are to provide expertise relevant to multiple-use forestry. A broad range of modules are available that cover forest ecology and silviculture, forest planning and management, forest conservation, forest pathology, urban forestry and environmental governance. [+]

Master in Forestry

Programme Length:

MSc 12 months full-time PgDip 9 months full-time PgCert 4 months full-time

Aims

The aims of the programme are to provide expertise relevant to multiple-use forestry. A broad range of modules are available that cover forest ecology and silviculture, forest planning and management, forest conservation, forest pathology, urban forestry and environmental governance. Programme modules can be selected to serve the interests of professional foresters wanting to upgrade their knowledge in the fields of forest management planning, tropical forestry and environmental issues, or the interests of graduates wishing to obtain a broad introduction to forestry. Our graduates find employment both in Britain and further afield, some within industry, others in government agencies, conservation, development, or research. The MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry share common teaching for nine months after which the Masters degree students spend a further three months preparing a thesis or dissertation. Teaching uses a range of media: lectures, seminars and discussions, case studies, practical and field exercises. Each student must participate in a minimum of four modules in each semester, the choice being made following discussion with the programme organiser. Considerable use is made of computers. Students go on a study tour in the Easter vacation; in recent years the study tour has been to forests near Freiberg, Germany. Research towards the thesis may be field or laboratory based. These field studies may be within Scottish forests or overseas.... [-]


Master’s Programme Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural [+]

Master’s Program Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)

Are you interested in a deeper understanding of holistic forest and nature management? Would you like to work as a forester in an international environment?

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural resources, namely the challenge of management of forests and nature in an integrated landscape.

The MSc Course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) offers:... [-]


Master's Programme - Euroforester

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

This first class MSc programme in Euroforester is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector. The MSc programme "Euroforester" has been developed in cooperation between 13 forest faculties in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine and Sweden. [+]

Master's Programme - Euroforester

Forestry faces profound changes, thus forestry education must equip students with new skills. This first class MSc programme is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector.

The forestry profession faces profound changes. Forests are no longer regarded simply as "factories" for wood production. The perspective has widened and the wide range of outputs from forests, has become a keen concern for the whole of society - nationally, regionally and globally. Across borders, countries share environmental and social issues; likewise, forest industries and markets increasingly cross national boarders. Consequently the forester of today must have a wide perspective and be capable of working in an international environment.... [-]


Master's Programme - Agroecology

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

Using case studies and field experience, the Master´s Programme in Agroecology guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its global and regional surroundings ... [+]

Agroecology

Can agriculture support both man and the ecological systems? Is it possible to separate social and ecological systems within agriculture?

Using case studies and field experience, the Master´s Programme in Agroecology guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its global and regional surroundings, as well as people and local resources. The programme offers a head start for students who seek to work with development or research for agriculture to support small-scale farmers.

Farming and food production are ecologically, economically and socially important in all societies. Worldwide there is a need for academic experts that can deal with land use systems that are complex, multifunctional and rapidly changing. This programme investigates the social, economic and environmental barriers and opportunities for small scale and sustainable agricultural production. Some examples of subjects are: agronomy in a systems ecology perspective; farm production integrated with nature conservation and production of ecosystem services; the sociology of farming and agriculture.... [-]


Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

This Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context. [+]

Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management

Why is it so difficult to collectively organise sustainable fishing in lake Chilwa in Malawi? What are the basic ideas of development policies of the European Union and the World Bank?

There is a growing recognition that the challenges in the development and management of rural areas globally are due to a multitude of social, economic, political and ecological factors. Understanding and dealing with this complex and multi-layered reality therefore requires interdisciplinary analyses and innovative solutions. This programme offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context.... [-]