Food Security

Master of Food Security (MFoodSec)

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Develop an understanding of the long-term vision and strategies required to ensure that present and future generations will have on-going food security, without damaging ecological systems.

Key details for

  • ATAR

  • Course Code

    • M1237
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 2 semesters full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 085578K
  • Course Code

    • M1237
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 2 semesters full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

This course is one of a kind in Australia and draws on Murdoch’s strong research strengths in crop and pasture and agricultural biotechnology where we have an Excellence in Research rating of well above world standard.

Within this Masters, you will develop a sound understanding of food security including international frameworks in which food trade operates, and the drivers behind food security. Your core focus will be on understanding the long-term vision and strategies required to ensure that present and future generations will have on-going food security, achieved in ways that do not damage ecological systems. Through globalisation, there is increasing exposure of global food value chains to biosecurity threats. Currently there is an ever-increasing risk of inadvertent spread of pests and diseases and as a result, biosecurity has emerged as a key global issue. The food and feed industries worldwide are facing an increasing number of pest outbreaks that can significantly affect food production and availability, therefore making biosecurity an integral part of global food security.

As a student within this course, you will focus on food security, including international frameworks in which food trade operates, and the drivers behind food security. Using case studies, you will explore biosecurity and food policies that underpin food security and trade in a global context. You will also be able to investigate the concept of producing, protecting and providing food to ensure sustainable food production for present and future generations. Within this course you will benefit from our strong ties to industry and will be eligible to conduct projects or placements that focus on in-depth analysis of an issue of relevance in the workplace.

You will be able to pursue careers in fields such as agriculture and international development, acting in policy, technical, research and administrative roles with organisations such as the State or Federal Departments of Agriculture or development agencies, and private industry, or their international counterparts.

Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership to societies such as the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and the Australian Society of Horticultural Sciences.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus (some units external)
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • School

    • School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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Special Requirements

Some units may be delivered in intensive mode. Internet access is required for all students.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

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  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae