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Agriculture PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 72 Agriculture PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Agriculture stands at the forefront of addressing global challenges such as food security, environmental sustainability, and resource management. Embarking on a PhD in Agriculture immerses candidates in specialised, high-impact research projects tailored to their academic interests and the pressing needs of the agricultural sector. These advanced degrees are deeply focused, allowing researchers to explore specific aspects of agriculture with the aim of contributing novel insights and solutions. From sustainable farming practices and crop improvement to agrotechnology and agricultural policy, PhD students investigate targeted questions within a narrow scope, pushing the boundaries of existing knowledge.

Why complete a PhD in Agriculture?

A core advantage of pursuing a PhD in Agriculture is the opportunity to make a tangible difference through focused research. PhD candidates stand at the cutting-edge of agricultural science, addressing specific challenges through rigorous investigation and experimentation. This level of specialisation enables researchers to not only advance their expertise but also contribute new techniques, knowledge, or policies that can significantly impact agricultural practice and theory. Individuals are guided by experts in the field, gaining unparalleled access to resources, tools, and collaborations with professionals and institutions dedicated to agricultural advancement.

In terms of employment, PhD in Agriculture prepares graduates for prominent roles where in-depth knowledge and specific research skills are crucial. Career opportunities are vast and varied, ranging from academic and teaching positions where disseminating findings and nurturing future generations of scientists takes precedence, to leading roles in research and development within industry or government settings, influencing the adoption of innovative practices and policies. The specialisation afforded by a PhD is particularly valued in tackling the complex problems facing agriculture today, enabling graduates to achieve leadership positions in efforts directed towards sustainability, food security, and global health.

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Understanding mechanisms involved in immunosuppression induced by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome viruses

Research Theme. Infection, Inflammation and Immunotherapy.  The porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) poses a significant threat to the global pig industry, causing reproductive failure, respiratory issues, and immunosuppression. Read more

Biocultural Restoration of Kenyan Ecosystems

Restoration of degraded ecosystems is a predominant component of the environmental agenda. However, uncertainty on how methods of ecosystem restoration can also meet social needs still remains unclear. Read more

BOOSTING C4 PHOTOSYNTHESIS BY ALTERING PEP CARBOXYLASE

ABOUT THE PROJECT. The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE) is offering a research scholarship to a highly motivated PhD candidate to work within a research group addressing how to improve the primary carboxylase of C4 photosynthesis. Read more

PhD Researcher: Wool as a Novel Material in the Restoration of Severely Degraded Peatlands

Peatlands are globally-significant carbon stores, key to mitigating impacts of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Many peatlands are in poor or degraded condition, mainly as a function of past and recent land management. Read more

Novel biophysical crop model and earth observation calibration methods

The use of either satellite-based earth observation (EO) or simulation models of crops offers significant opportunities to refine decision support tools to the field and sub-field level. Read more

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) in Undergraduate Medical Education

The Division of Medical Education (DOME) in the School of Medical Sciences are inviting applicants to undertake a PhD focusing on an investigation into effective methods for educating medical students on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). Read more

PGR Opportunities at University of Strathclyde 2024

Founded in 1796 as a ‘place of useful learning' the University of Strathclyde is a leading technological University based in the heart of Glasgow. Read more

Doctoral (PhD) position - impact of biocontrol agents on diseases of ryegrass

Irish agriculture is mainly grassland-based, and is key to the success of the dairy, beef, and sheep sectors. The Irish Climate Action Plan, the EU Green Deal, and the EU Farm to Fork strategy has placed ambitious reduction targets for the use of chemical inputs in the form of fertilisers and pesticides in grasslands. Read more

Detecting Schistosoma in Bornean Water Buffalo and implications of environmental variables for zoonotic transmission in the context of climate change

This project will investigate Schistosomiasis in Bornean buffaloes using novel cell free DNA approaches and will determine the presence of Schistosoma in water bodies associated to buffalo farming. Across Southeast Asia, over 200 million people are at risk of Schistosoma infection with up to 200,000 dying of the disease yearly. Read more
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PhD Studentship-Behaviour and welfare of cattle managed using short-term, high-density rotational grazing (‘mob grazing’)

Award summary . 100% fees covered at the Home rate (UK and EU applicants with pre-settled/settled status and meet the residency criteria) and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £18,622 (2023/24 UKRI rate).  . Read more

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