Harper Adams is the UK’s only provider of a postgraduate course in plant pathology. There is currently a shortage of expertise in this important topic, which is a key element in the effort to ensure global food security and mitigating the effects of climate change. By successfully completing this course you will develop a range of abilities that will prepare for an interesting and fulfilling career in an area with considerable opportunities.
Although food production has tripled in the last 40 years, approximately 1 billion people still go hungry, with an average of 30 per cent of all available food being wasted during production, processing and distribution. Crop losses through plant disease either pre- or post-harvest are an important component of these losses.
The aim of the course is to provide students with specialized training in plant pathology.
The course will: ◾ prepare students for a career in plant pathology ◾ offer vocational training in the area of applied plant pathology ◾ prepare students for PhD studies
The course is intended to provide a detailed understanding of basic and applied plant pathology and the issues associated with current production systems and control strategies. The course is underpinned by an extensive programme of agri-environment research at Harper Adams and longstanding collaborations with research institutes and other organisations in the UK and overseas.
A UK honours degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent overseas qualification. A good FdSc/HND pass in a relevant subject area plus at least two years' relevant industrial or professional experience.Previous experience, referees' reports and interviews will be used to determine the suitability of candidates for particular programmes
Recipient: Harper Adams University
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