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Agricultural Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students in the UK

We have 31 Agricultural Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students in the UK

A PhD in Agricultural Sciences is a unique research project that aims to uncover new knowledge about agriculture, and its impact on the environment and global population.

What's it like to do a PhD in Agricultural Sciences?

With such a vast scope, a PhD in Agricultural Sciences has the potential to make a significant impact on the world. You could be developing new pesticides and herbicides to help the agriculture industry, researching the impact of climate change on food security, or using big data to improve food production and waste management.

In addition to the main research aim of your programme, you'll also likely be asked to complete doctoral training modules, which will help you develop key transferable skills such as research methodology, presentation of your research, and professional and life skills.

You'll usually be required to submit an 80,000-word thesis to be defended during your viva examination, which is part of your doctoral training.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Agricultural Sciences

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Agricultural Sciences is usually a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject, although a Masters may sometimes be required.

PhD in Agricultural Sciences funding options

The main body funding PhDs in the UK is the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Projects are funded by a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. Some projects have a guaranteed funding option, but most will consider applications on a case-by-case basis.

You may be able to apply for tuition fee waiver if you're an EU student. If your project has a guaranteed funding option, you'll automatically be considered for a tuition fee waiver, however if it's a case-by-case basis, you'll have to separately apply for one.

Outside of government funding, you may also want to consider asking your university if they offer graduate teaching scholarships or graduate research assistantships.

PhD in Agricultural Sciences careers

Agricultural Sciences is an incredibly diverse field, with career options including policy and regulation, environmental management and conservation, food production and quality, and biotechnology. With such a wide scope of research, there are plenty of opportunities to put your skills to use post-doctoral research. You may choose to work in the public or private sector, or you may even decide to continue your research and teaching at a university.

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EASTBIO: Establishing drivers for the generation and transmission of antimicrobial resistance in the food chain.

  Research Group: Infection Medicine
Pathogenic microorganisms pose a significant threat to food security and in the spread of infectious diseases, particularly the transmission of antibiotic resistant organisms (ARO) which remain a critical concern 1. Read more

Increasing the robustness of wheat floral development, whatever the temperature.

Bread wheat is an essential commodity. The reliability of its yield is important for food security as it is used to make food products, including bread, biscuits, pastry as well as a food source for livestock. Read more

FULLY FUNDED PhD - Design of Next Generation Controlled Environment Systems for Optimised Plant Growth

'TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK INSTITUTION WEBSITE'. Background. Over a century of research has generated a detailed understanding of how plants perceive and adapt to changes in environmental conditions, with vegetative growth, flowering time, and grain yield each dependent upon light, humidity and temperature conditions. Read more

White Rose BBSRC DTP: Shaping Plant Stress Memories

Although plants lack a cellular immune system and central nervous system, they can retain memory of previously encountered stresses, which improves their ability to resist recurrent episodes of the same stress. Read more

Decisions, decisions: how crops make the best of it

This prestigious Sainsbury PhD Studentship will be based in the McKim lab at the University of Dundee at the James Hutton Institute (JHI), a global leader in cereal genetics and genomics, and part of the International Barley Hub, a £62 million investment in cereal research. Read more

IAFRI PhD Studentship: Using multiplex-amplicon sequencing for broad spectrum targeted detection of plant viruses and vectors

Overview. Interested in understanding how rapid sequencing technology can help the UK protect against alien pests and diseases? Working in collaboration with Defra, this PhD will investigate the potential of nanopore sequencing to rapidly detect plant pathogens and their vectors. . Read more

Effects of insecticides on brain activity

Project Overview. Overview . This project is an exciting new collaboration between the University of Reading and Syngenta Group, to investigate the mammalian toxicity of insecticides and understand their effects on the brain. Read more

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