Food Security Specialisation

Major/Minor/Specialisation !MC-AGSC-MAJ+1005 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015


Dr Dorin Gupta


Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

The University of Melbourne

Victoria 3010 Australia


The Food Security specialisation offered within the Master of Agricultural Sciences is a multi-disciplinary training and research-led course, aimed at developing graduates who are fully informed and ready to aid in the global debates about how and where food is produced and consumed. Graduates will understand the complexity of food security and sustainability issues surrounding local and global food systems, including environmental and population demands, and the policy, economic, political and nutritional dynamics of food production, distribution and consumption. The course will draw on global case studies to demonstrate the relationship with the land and the influences of that the environment, climate, natural and synthetic resources, cultural influences, governmental policies and other social factors have on the ability to produce and access sufficient and quality food.

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Structure & Available Subjects:

Students should choose three specialisation core subjects (37.5 points) for the Food Security specialisation within the Master of Agriciultural Science.

Subject Options:

Food Security Specialisation Core Subjects

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Credit Points:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point (A) Master of Agricultural Sciences
100 Point (B) Master of Agricultural Sciences
150 Point Master of Agricultural Sciences
200 Point Master of Agricultural Sciences

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