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University of Sheffield: Sustainable Agricultural Technologies
|University of Sheffield
|Animal and Plant Sciences
|+44 114 222 0123
This course will equip you with the knowledge needed to understand the challenges of sustainable agriculture and the skills to pursue an exciting career in the agronomy sector.
This course will give you a broad understanding of the agri-food system as a whole. You’ll learn about the major issues in sustainable agriculture and the cutting-edge techniques used in crop and soil science.
Guest environmental and sustainability speakers give seminars regularly, and you'll get the opportunity to gain work experience through placements with our industrial, government and NGO partners.
You’ll cover topics such as global food security, the origins of agriculture, and agricultural ecology in a changing world.
The biggest part of the course is the individual research project where you’ll spend three months over the summer in our Institute for Sustainable Food. You'll work with our world-leading researchers, taking the latest scientific knowledge and applying it in real-world settings to ensure that the production and consumption of the world’s food is sustainable and resilient.
Example research projects include:
Using multiomics data to answer biological questions
Parasitic plants as agro-ecosystem engineers
The soil system
Genomics in ecology and evolution
Effects of increased CO2 on ecosystems
Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.
|RQF Level 7
A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in biological sciences or a related subject.
English language requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
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