University of Edinburgh

Food Security


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Food Security

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Graduates will be equipped with the analytical and communication

skills to contribute to humanity's efforts to achieve and sustain food

security during the 21st century.

This programme is not suitable for applicants pursuing a career in food science or food safety/hygiene or related areas. Please read the programme description and ensure you understand the nature of the programme before you apply. Applicants who do not show a clear understanding of the programme will not be accepted.

Food security has become a critically important issue for societies around

the globe. Interactions between demographics, changes in diet, trade

liberalisation, an increased focus on conservation, technological innovations

including GM crops, the impact of climate change and new responses to

climate change resource limitations (particularly in terms of energy, water and

nutrients) all affect food security.

With such a rapid growth in this area, there

is an increasing demand for qualified experts to contribute to policy creation

and legislation in food production and the supply chain.

This unique MSc offers students the scope and multidisciplinary approach to address all

of these issues, as well as an understanding of the technical, agronomic,

environmental, economic and socio-political factors that influence food


This programme is run in collaboration with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).



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Facts & Figures

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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