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Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MSc)


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National University of Ireland


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Studying Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MSc) at the National University of Ireland

This course won the Best New Postgraduate Award (HEA Awards, Ireland) for 2017. More information here. It was also shortlisted for Best Science Award for 2018–19.

 

The world’s climate is rapidly changing due to global warming, and will continue to do so for the decades and centuries ahead. This poses major challenges for future agriculture and food systems to provide food and other bioresources for the 9.7 billion people that will occupy the planet by 2050.

 

This programme is aimed at students who want to combine scientific, engineering, technical, social or policy skills so that they are better equipped to understand and make significant contributions regarding the adaptation and mitigation of climate change impacts on global agriculture and food security.The MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MScCCAFS) provides students with the skills and tools for developing sustainable agricultural practices, policies and measures to address the challenge that global warming poses for agriculture and food security worldwide.

 

Students complete a research project worth one-third of the final grade. This research may be completed at the student’s place of work, within the international CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security or in collaboration with other institutional partners.‌

 

Scholarships available
Find out about our Postgraduate Scholarships here.


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Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MSc): Course Outline

The MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is located within the School of Natural Sciences, and aligned with the Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC) of the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway. The MScCCAFS program at NUI Galway is run in partnership with the global CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, with whom NUI Galway is one of thirteen Strategic Research Partners. The global CGIAR CCAFS Program involves over 700 institutional partners worldwide.

 

The MScCCAFS modules are taught by world-leading scientists and researchers in their areas of expertise. Students will encounter a wide variety of teaching methods. Modules will include web-based learning, lectures, exercises, seminars, excursions and group/project work.

 

Curriculum Information
Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.


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Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MSc): Career Opportunities

As the climate change challenge for sustainable development and business on the planet intensifies, there will be a need in all organisations for personnel skilled in both climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies/approaches for the development of greener economies, agrifood systems and low-environmental footprint supply chains. Graduates of the MScCCAFS are extremely well positioned for positions in research, policy, enterprise, business, administration and other activities across a wide range of public and private sector institutions internationally. Career mentoring, advice, strategy and facilitation is provided to all students on the MScCCAFS to ensure that they rapidly enter employment in relevant institutions and activities, where they can build from their interests, experience and training. The MScCCAFS program at NUI Galway has a theory of change where the impact of the program on climate change, agriculture and food security globally is realised through our graduates.


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Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MSc): Entry Requirements

NQAI Level 8 honours degree or equivalent to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent in an appropriate discipline is normally required.

 


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Institution

National University of Ireland


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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Galway

Field of study

Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September 2021

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 7690 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 23750 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Galway

Field of study

Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September 2021

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 7690 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 23750 EUR / year

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