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Professional Doctorate in Agriculture - DAg


Online Aberystwyth University Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS)

Part time January, May Prof Doctorate 5-7 years

About the course

The aim of this Professional Doctorate programme is to produce a qualification which, whilst being equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD, is more appropriate for those pursuing professional rather than academic careers. Our DAg programme comprises taught modules and two work-based research projects, carried out through two-day workshops, distance learning and a mixture of live and virtual supervisory meetings.

While the primary academic focus is on the completion of an advanced piece of research, the collaborative route provided by a work-based research project provides an ideal opportunity to embed new knowledge in the work place and ensure that research is relevant to industry. As such, it is crucial that a student’s employer is supportive of both their research aims and the time

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Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a second class honours degree in agricultural /biological science or a closely related discipline and have at least two years relevant experience in a responsible position in the agri-food sector.

If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test.

Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency. For further information please see our English Language requirements page.


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