**This course is being updated for the 2024/25 academic year and will be reopened to applications soon**
This part time, online distance learning course is the only specialised MSc in Organic Farming in Scotland.
Combining academic learning and work experience, this MSc course will teach you about key aspects of the technical production, marketing, and management of organic farming and food.
A well as honing your research skills, you'll build on your existing knowledge and experience to enhance your career opportunities as a practitioner, promoter, and facilitator within the sector.
During the programme, you'll learn to critically appraise organic farming as an agricultural system and in a wider context, and understand more about the organic sector as a whole.
You'll gain a sound knowledge of the science underpinning organic farming, and learn about marketing, financial and audit requirements for organic produce.
Classroom learning is supported by work placement, giving you real-life experience of your studies in action.
This course is validated by the University of Glasgow. For more information, the Irish Organic Association (IOA) has published an article on SRUC's Organic Farming courses.
Please note: This course may require you to attend three study weekends at our Aberdeen campus (depending on current Covid-19 guidelines).
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Got a question? Get in touch
Dr Lou Ralph, Programme Leader
Tel: 01224 711218