Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation


PhD Opportunities

Studentships are normally available for 3 year PhDs covering tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,553.

Six PhD Studentships within The Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI)

Person Specification and Eligibility Criteria
You must have, or expect to achieve, a first-class or upper-second-class honors degree in a relevant subject or international equivalent.

Applications from both UK/EU and other non-EU international applicants will be considered; however, as this studentship only covers UK/EU fees, the difference in fees for non-EU international students will need to be met by the applicant.

If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.

How to Apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application portal. Only mandatory fields need to be completed. However, you will need to include the following information:
• insert the programme code 8010F in the programme of study section
• select ‘PhD Agriculture Food and Rural Development - Food and Nutrition’ as the programme of study 
• insert the studentship code AG037 in the studentship/partnership reference field
• attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote reference code AG037 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
• attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications
You should also send your covering letter and CV to Mr Steven Hall by email to

Closing Date for Applications
Closing date is Midnight on Friday 16th June 2017 (BST). Interviews will take place during July 2017

Further Information
For further details, please contact:
Steven Hall
Institute Manager
Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation
Agriculture Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

IAFRI +44 (0) 191 208 7962