School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Agriculture - Postgraduate Research

Agriculture - Postgraduate Research

Our research degrees help early career researchers to deliver solutions to global challenges. These include assuring future food security and the sustainability of agricultural production systems.

Research strengths

We offer research opportunities in agricultural production systems, food systems and social science. We look to:

  • enhance productivity and sustainability in livestock and arable agriculture
  • improve food production outcomes through consumer behaviour and human nutrition research
  • address sustainable development issues in relation to food, agricultural policy, and rural economies

Our degrees

Our postgraduate research programmes include:

Agriculture MPhil, PhD

Animal Science MPhil, PhD

Environmental Science MPhil, PhD

Food and Society MPhil, PhD

Rural Studies MPhil, PhD

As part of the Centre for Crop Health and Protection we are giving farmers the knowledge and technology to tackle biotic crop threats and improve security.

Funded studentships for our science PhDs and other research degrees

We have a variety of funded PhD studentships available that you can apply for. Funding is available from the Natural Environment Research Council through a number of doctoral training partnerships we're involved with.