The Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty MSc is a trans-disciplinary course addressing current issues related to food production, access and management of natural resources, climate change and land degradation. It also aims to address the environmental, socio-economic and institutional implications in the building of resilient societies.
The course has a strong focus on resilient food and water systems, critically analysed under environmental, socio-economic and political lenses to reflect the broad range of issues that relate to food and water sovereignty and how agroecology can alleviate them.
Sustainable and fair food production systems are vital, not only for our health and well-being but also for that plants, animals and the natural environment. As demand for the most basic of resources intensifies, we urgently need to address the practical aspects of managing and delivering sustainable and resilient systems to meet these needs.
Throughout this trans-disciplinary MSc, you will focus on the role agroecology, water and food sovereignty plays in meeting governance and socio-economic challenges facing current food and farming systems. We look across the social and natural sciences to explore and integrate new thinking and resilient interventions in agriculture that aim to protect biodiversity, restore the ecosystem and deliver nutritious food and clean water in an increasingly fragile natural environment.
Water and Food Sovereignty broadens and deepens the course further by focusing on how fair and sustainable food and water production is formulated in trade policies and practices. Pressing contemporary global issues, such as our right to nutritious culturally appropriate food and clean water, need to be tackled at all levels of governance and established in policy and practice.
During your MSc study, you will have the opportunity to examine these live issues and explore solutions for designing and implementing ecologically sustainable, fair and resilient food and water production that benefit all.
Students must achieve 60% in a 3 Year Undergraduate Degree or 55% in a 4 Year. Undergraduate Degree Students from the following Universities will be considered with 55% in a 3 Year Undergraduate Degree.
65% in Standard XII English language from certain examination boards only (Central boards, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Uttarakhand)
IELTS 6.5 overall with no component lower than 5.5 (except where course requirements are higher) and other acceptable SELT tests such as the Pearson Test of English (PTE).
Students not meeting the above can take the Coventry University English Test.