About This Course
Research into agricultural systems and practices ranging from the science of plant and animal production to rural policy and decision-making; with a focus on alternative crops, food and nutrition, farmer health, local knowledge and rural development.
Agricultural Systems with specialisations in:
- Sustainable Development
- Agricultural Ecology
- Trade-offs between output of land and the needs of local people
- Relationship between systems of food production and ecology of plants and animals
- Farm, forest and environmental valuation
- Accounting and Appraisal
- Physiology and agronomy of temperate and tropical cereals, root crops and oilseeds
- Peri-urban farming systems
Please read these guidance notes. To help you identify potential supervisors and develop your research proposal, you can consult the directory of PhD research opportunities, as well as individual staff pages.
PhD: 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time; MPhil: 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time
We offer 'split' PhD/MPhil programmes for international students with part of the study taking place in the student's own country or a third country. Many of our British and other European students also carry out fieldwork overseas for their research.
UK Research Councils (UK students only); Foreign and Commonwealth Office (via British Council); European Union; University scholarships (UK students only); Overseas Research Student scheme; Charities and Trusts; Commonwealth Scholarships; International agencies; Overseas Government Scholarships.
International Year Zero: HSD GPA 2.0 OR SAT 1500+
International Year 1: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 500+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Undergraduate Courses: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 550+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Postgraduate Courses: Bachelor Degree GPA of 3.0. GRE not required
PhD/Research Course: Masters Degree
Note: Some courses may require higher entry requirements. Refer Individual Course page for details.
Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).
A first degree or MSc in a relevant subject is required.