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  • Objectives
    (a) equip the student for a research career in a selected area of sustainable or organic agriculture (b) provide the student with a basis for further study at PhD level in a range of appropriate agricultural subjects (c) provide the student with an up-to-date knowledge of the principles and issues associated with research into and the development of sustainable agricultural systems.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful applicants must normally hold at least a lower second Honours degree in a related subject. Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or from outside of these areas will be considered individually and are usually interviewed prior to being offered a place. Applicants without a first degree, but who have relevant work experience, are also considered on an individual basis.
  • Academic Title
    Sustainable Agriculture Master in Science by Research
  • Course description
    This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a research degree in sustainable agriculture. The course is suitable for students wishing to obtain a short introduction to research prior to directly entering a research environment in employment or as a research student at PhD level.

    In addition, the programme is suitable for people who are already employed in appropriate research and development environments to study for a higher degree on a part-time basis. Students who have training needs that are more specific than those offered by the current taught masters provision would find this course a viable alternative.

    Future prospects

    Successful students will find employment in the rapidly expanding sustainable and organic agricultural sectors in the UK and overseas.

    Course content

    A limited range of taught modules are offered and suitable supervisors are also available to support students undertaking this programme.

    Projects will be offered in the following areas:

        * Organic Certification and Trade,
        * Composting and the Maintenance of Soil Fertility,
        * Alternative Agricultural Systems,
        * Agroforestry and other aspects of the sustainable management of natural resources in agriculture.

    Additional support for international students

    Coventry University takes pride in the culture and richness that its international students bring to campus life. Currently over 2,000 international students from some 90 countries are pursuing programmes of study here, with a growing amount enrolling on postgraduate courses. A recent report ranked the University highly in terms of international student numbers, recognising our reputation as a leading international institution.

    To meet the needs of this rapidly growing community within the University's student population, our International Office is on hand to provide assistance on all relevant matters such as visas and immigration. It also serves as an information centre to help international visitors locate the many services and activities both on campus and further afield.

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