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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Agriculture

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, part time available

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    13 August 2018

Course content

The main aim of the MRes is to strengthen specialist scientific skills in strategically important areas of the UK agri-food industry, through flexible, postgraduate training for people in work. It provides an innovative way for people in work to improve their research skills while supporting the innovation capabilities of the candidate’s companThe course is aimed at professionals in the agri-food industry, conservation and environment, farmers, and agricultural policy decision makers, as well as full-time students wishing to pursue a post-graduate degree that culminates in employability in these sectors.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

Students must complete a total of 3 modules of study plus a dissertation project. They may begin at the beginning of any module: at the end of September, the end of January or in mid May. Teaching and learning is supported by study guides with journal articles, online lectures, podcasts, and discussion forums. The wide range of backgrounds and expertise of staff and students make a hugely enriching learning experience. 

Compulsory Modules:

  • Research Methods

This provides the tools needed for the dissertation: research design, literature review, ethical considerations, statistics, and preparing a research proposal. A “knowledge bank” of ideas, questions and solutions from current and previous students is provided on-line.

  • Research project

This involves producing either a portfolio of work or a thesis. The principal supervisor will be a Bangor academic, but we welcome input from the student’s employer.

Optional Modules:

  • Agriculture and Society
  • Global Food Security
  • Climate Change
  • Upland Farming Systems
  • Carbon Foot-printing & Life Cycle Assessment
  • Soil Management

Careers and Employability

This course will retrain professionals to redirect or enhance their capabilities in advisory and policy/advocacy roles, executive management, agriculture and agribusiness consultancy, the agricultural finance sector, land and catchment management agency roles, natural resource management, agricultural education and training and as rural consultants. Full time students will be well-placed for a career in any of these areas.


Visit the Agriculture and Environment - MRes page on the Bangor University website for more details!

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