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Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MSc)
This course won the Best New Postgraduate Award (HEA Awards, Ireland) for 2017. More information here.
The world’s climate is rapidly changing due to global warming, and will continue to do so for the decades and centuries ahead. This poses major challenges for future agricultural systems to provide food and other bioresources for the nine billion people that will occupy the planet by 2050.
This programme is aimed at students who want to combine scientific, engineering, technical, social or policy skills so that they are better equipped to understand and make significant contributions regarding the adaptation and mitigation of climate change impacts on global agriculture and food security.The new MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) provides students with the skills and tools for developing agricultural practices, policies and measures to address the challenge that global warming poses for agriculture and food security worldwide.
Students complete a research project worth one-third of the final grade. This research may be completed at the student’s place of work, within the international CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security or in collaboration with industry partners.
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Selection is based on the candidate's academic record at an undergraduate level and their aptitude for the course.
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The MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will be located within the Discipline of Botany and Plant Science and will have close interactions with the Plant and AgriBiosciences Centre (PABC) at NUI Galway. The CCAFS programme is being developed as a partnership with the international CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, which is led by the CGIAR and Future Earth, and currently involves over 700 partners worldwide www.ccafs.cgiar.org
The CCAFS modules will be taught by world-leading scientists and researchers in their areas of expertise. Students will encounter a wide variety of teaching methods. Modules will include webbased learning, lectures, exercises, seminars, excursions and Programme outline group/project work.
Modules for 2016-17Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.
Glossary of Terms
- You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
- A module you may choose to study.
- A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
- Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year.
Year 1 (90 Credits)
Required PAB5101: Climate Change, Agricultural & Global Food Security
Required PAB5102: Climate Change, Agriculture, Nutrition & Global Health
Required PAB5103: Policy & Scenarios for Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation
Required PAB5104: Gender, Agriculture & Climate Change
Required PAB5105: Low-Emissions & Climate-Smart Agriculture & AgriFood Systems
Required PAB5106: Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation & Risk Management
Required PAB5107 : Sustainable Bio-Based & Circular Economy
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Required PAB5113: PAB5113 CCAFS Research Project
Required PAB5111: PAB5111 CCAFS Perspectives
Required PAB5108: Climate Change, Natural Resources & Livelihoods
Required PAB5109: PAB5109 AgriBiological Responses to Climate Change
Required PAB5110: CCAFS Science Communication
Required PAB5112: CCAFS Research Skills & Techniques
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Fees: Non EU