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 company.
The programme 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.
This MRes is delivered by distance learning and therefore provides a novel way for people in work to improve their research skills while at the same time supporting the innovation capacity of the candidate’s employer. It is the recognized entry point for Part 2 of the Professional Doctorate in Agriculture and Environment (DAgEnv).
Completing this course results in a post graduate qualification. See Our Qualifications for more information.
Participants 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 participants make a hugely enriching learning experience.
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530