The worlds 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. 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. 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 MSc includes the following: nine modules each of which are 5 ECTS (credits); comprises a CCAFS Science Communication Project; a CCAFS Journal Club; CCAFS Skills and Techniques Tutorials; and a CCAFS Research Project. A full list of modules is available at www.nuigalway.ie/ ccafs.