19 January 2021
Intercropping for sustainability

Two-day Conference with AAB, DIVERSify and ReMIX at Reading University

6 September 2021
Organic World Congress 2021

New date! Postponed from September 2020



12 August 2020
New US study on glyphosate and organic diets

Glyphosate levels in children and adults drop dramatically after one week of eating organic

30 July 2020
ORC welcomes the National Food Strategy

The first major reviewof our food system in 75 years



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

Organic Farming MSc

ORC has formally joined together with Scotlandís Rural College (SRUC) to deliver one of the countryís few postgraduate courses in organic farming. The two organisations will now deliver the course in partnership, a development that will enhance the educational experience for the organic farming students.

The organic farming courses are offered on a part-time distance learning basis to allow those in continuing employment or with family commitments to be able to participate. Course participants come from a wide range of backgrounds, including farmers, growers, vets and other agricultural and food sector workers who wish to develop their career and businesses in the organic food and farming sector, as well as those from unrelated backgrounds wishing to increase their knowledge and understanding of organic systems.

Specific course objectives are to provide graduates with:

  • An ability to critically appraise organic farming as an agricultural system
  • A good understanding of the organic sector
  • A sound knowledge of the science underpinning organic farming
  • An understanding of the marketing, business & quality assurance requirements for organic produce
  • Work placement experience
  • Research skills (MSc only)
The course is accessible through its delivery by part-time on-line distance learning.

Find out more at Organic Farming MSc

Read the Press Release Enhanced organic opportunities for postgraduate students