Sustainable food and farming courses

Getting a degree is not compulsory for many roles in the sustainable food sector, however there are many relevant disciplines if this is something you want to pursue at university. 

Some disciplines that are more likely to lead into sustainable food and farming including:

  • Agriculture
  • Agri-Business Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Geography
  • Horticulture
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health
  • Regenerative Food and Farming
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Food Systems

There are many transferable skills across all degrees and many people will gain employment related to something different to what they studied. So if you're a geography, politics or even an accounting student or graduate, you could still have a career in sustainable food! 

Some people choose to specialise in postgraduate studies either through a Masters or PhD, particularly if they are career movers. Remember, this is not necessary for many jobs so it is advisable to take the path most suited to your situation and goals. There is a lot to be said for personal development and learning!

To find current courses search on portals including UCAS and GOV.UK.


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