Postgraduate researchers play a valued role in our intellectual and research culture. We provide a lively postgraduate research environment.
We welcome students into activities like our monthly reading group and seminar series. Seminars provide a friendly forum for students to test presentation skills and get feedback on research.
There are many opportunities for postgraduate students to join our staff on contract research projects and get involved in the writing of research publications.
Food and Rural Development Research MScFood and Rural Development Research MSc
This programme provides high quality training for those interested in a research career focusing on:
- food social science
- rural development
- rural sociology
The programme is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the 1+3 programme (a four-year award that includes an integrated research training masters in the first year, and a PhD), under its Doctoral Training Centre network. It is primarily intended for students who wish to undertake a PhD.
Students on this programme undertake:
- generic social science research training
- specialised training on food social science
- optional modules in rural development research topics
We have a lively postgraduate community, made up of students from across the University. Students have access to great facilities, including a purpose-built training suite.
For more information about modules, fees and funding, entry requirements, and how to apply, visit the degree programme page on our Postgraduate Prospectus.
Research programmes (MPhil and PhD)Research programmes (MPhil and PhD)
Our staff supervise postgraduate researchers within the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
If you're interested in undertaking a research degree with us, please contact Guy Garrod to discuss your ideas and potential supervisors. An email with a short (two page) outline of your proposed research is the best way to proceed.