Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation

Learning & Development

Learning and Development

We will work to grow the specialist skills base needed to sustain a vibrant agri-food sector.

As part of our longer term research commitment, IAFRI will work to safeguard and grow the specialist skills base needed to sustain a vibrant agri-food sector in the UK.  This will be achieved through a combination of a targeted PhD training programme, as well as postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development training.

Studentship opportunities

The three research themes IAFRI identified for initial funding are:

  • functional foods
  • diagnostics and decision systems for agriculture
  • risk management tools for the agri-food industry 

MSc courses

Tailored MSc courses to address the topical areas and skill shortage in the agri-food sector will be advertised in 2016.

CPD modules

IAFRI courses of professional development (CPD) modules will be advertised in 2016. Newcastle University and Fera currently offer a range of courses.