Masters Degrees

A Masters degree (MSc) is built up from 120 taught credits (6 modules - including Research Methodologies) and a 60 credit dissertation

Two MScs are available through the AberBangor Distance Learning partnership: one from Aberystwyth University and one from Bangor University. Where you graduate from depends on your choice of modules and dissertation.

Which is the right MSc for me?

If you are contemplating undertaking an MSc it is worth identifying as early as possible which of the two routes available would best suit you.

  • The Sustainable and Efficient Food Production scheme allows maximum flexibility for students wishing to develop and update their knowledge within specific areas of ruminant production. While each module covers a different area of technical expertise they all focus on the challenges facing pasture-based production systems and on their potential solutions.
  • The Food Security in the Changing Environment scheme provides a more structured overview of pasture-based and other production systems. The compulsory study areas provide insight into the practical application of quantitative assessments to inform resource efficient management practices at the farm level. The scheme introduces students to wider landscape scale assessment, provides a critique of sustainable intensification from a global perspective, and gives an overarching framework for students to expand their views and to reconsider the role of agriculture with today’s changing economic, social and environmental challenges. The two optional modules allow the student to augment this overview with their own particular areas of interest.  












  • £750 - £884 per module (UK/EU students)
  • £1,800 - £2,650 for dissertation (UK/EU students)

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