Master of Science

The AFTP provides participants with the opportunity to study a Master of Science (MSc) in either Agrifood or a specialist subject area.

The AFTP provides participants with the opportunity to study a Master of Science (MSc) in either Agrifood or a specialist subject area.

The Master of Science in Agrifood has been developed in conjunction with the agrifood industry as a highly flexible programme that can be tailored to individual training needs, to enable professionals working in the agrifood sector to undertake high level, structured, continuing professional development. Alternatively, a specialist Master of Science programme allows individuals to focus on a particular area of interest.

Module Credits Required:

180 Credits


Entry Requirements:

Candidates will usually be expected to have a first degree (minimum of second class) in a science subject to enrol directly.

Study/Assessment Format:

Dependent on particular programme and location of study. Please refer to the individual course pages for further details.

Avg. Timescale:

6 Years


Participant Testimonial:

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"I was thinking why the [AFTP] MSc course has suited me so well and it is because it addressed so many of the issues which in the past I have spent my days wondering about. I have really enjoyed the training and would recommend the course to anyone interested in making the link between farming practice and current research."

John Goodwin, Farmer, Family Farm in Powys, Wales.


How to Apply:

You can register for a Master of Science programme via our online application form, which is available by clicking the 'Apply Now' button on any MSc course information page. We will subsequently contact you with additional instructions for enrolling onto your course.

Choose Your MSc Course:

MSc Programme Information

Sustainable & Efficient Food Production MSc (Aberystwyth University)


In this flexible online MSc programme, delivered by Aberystwyth University, you can gain a postgraduate qualification by training part-time while you are working. You can choose any five of the Agricultural and Environmental modules offered by Aberystwyth (100 credits), which are delivered in a rolling programme with start dates in January, May and September each year. You may begin with whichever of your chosen modules is most convenient. In addition, you must undertake a 6-12 month work-based research project (worth 60 credits) and the mandatory Research Methods module (worth 20 credits).


MSc Sustainable Food Quality for Health (University of Reading)


The MSc in Sustainable Food Quality for Health offers industry professionals the opportunity to develop their professional roles and to implement an independent programme of research within the workplace. A flexible pathway delivers training that crosses traditional skill disciplines within the fields of food and agricultural science and the MSc programme brings the opportunity to engage in critical reflection upon existing scientific literature and current state-of-the-art research findings towards the planning and execution of original industry-based research. The programme consists of Part 1 - Taught Component (Core module - Research Methods and Project Management - 10 credits; Optional modules - 110 credits) and Part 2 - Research Component (60 credits).


What next?

On successful completion of 180 taught credits, you may apply for the following programme:

Professional Doctorate

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