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Organic Farming MSc

Start date: 30-05-2020

End date: 30-05-2020

Duration: 2 - 3 years

Organised by: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

Category:

  • Livestock

Who

The organic farming courses are offered on a part-time distance learning basis to allow those in continuing employment or with family commitments to be able to participate. 


Course participants come from a wide range of backgrounds, including farmers, growers, vets and other agricultural and food sector workers who wish to develop their career and businesses in the organic food and farming sector, as well as those from unrelated backgrounds wishing to increase their knowledge and understanding of organic systems. 

Entry Requirements 

A degree relevant to the sector, or the candidate's assessed ability to benefit from the studies e.g. extensive relevant work experience considered. Evidence of English competence.

Description

SRUC offers this programme to enable students with a variety of academic and working experiences to gain a fast-track understanding of the key technical production, marketing and management aspects of organic farming and food.

The modules comprise of a mix of technical production, marketing and management, and skill development modules. 

  • Organic Forage and Livestock Production 
  • Soils and Nutrient Cycling 
  • Organic Crop Production 
  • Organic Farming Case Study 
  • Organic Farming Profession 
  • Organic Farming Work Placement
  • Issues in Organic Farming 
  • Marketing and Business Management in the Organic Farming Sector

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