Course overview

This module will provide critical insight into the calculation and interpretation of carbon footprints (CF) for livestock production systems. Students will gain detailed understanding of core carbon foot printing methodologies, in particular International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) good practice accounting for greenhouse gas emissions, and wider life cycle assessment (LCA) principles. The module will draw on a range of farm system case studies and will involve hands-on experience with online CF tools.

This course is an optional module in the MSc in Food Security in a Changing Environment, and an optional module in the MSc Sustainable and Efficient Food Production.

It is delivered by Bangor University entirely online through distance learning.

Key facts file

Course Dates:

Jan to April 2018

Title: Carbon Footprinting and Life Cycle Assessment

12 weeks

Entry Requirements:

Graduate level or relevant experience

Credits: 20
Cost: £884.00
Course Provider: Bangor University
Course Arrangements: Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location: Bangor University, Online
Course Logistics:

Our distance learning modules are designed to be flexible and most of our students work full time at the same time as studying for 10 to 15 per week, for each 20 credit module. Blocks of modules are delivered with start dates in January, May and September, with most modules offered once each year.


Dave Styles

Learning outcomes

My training course has given me greater confidence day-to-day and more insight into the impact of new techniques and technologies.
Andy Russell - Fresh Produce Technologist, Bakkavor

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