Course overview

The MRes Agriculture allows participants to carry out research in the workplace after completing two taught modules of their choice and developing their research proposal through the research methods module. The focus of the scheme is the challenges facing pasture-based production systems and on their potential solutions.

An MRes is a Masters programme with more research than taught elements, a ‘Research Masters’. If you undertake the MRes in Agriculture you will need to successfully complete any two modules from the ATP menu and the Research Methodology and Advances in Biosciences module. You will then work with designated supervisors on a 120 credit work-based dissertation.

Completing this course results in a post graduate qualification. See Our Qualifications for more information.

Key facts file

Course Dates:

three intakes per year

Title: Agriculture MRes

From 2 to 5 years.

Entry Requirements:

Graduate level or relevant experience

Credits: 180
Cost: TBC
Fee Info:

From £6,150

CQFW Level: 7
Course Provider: Aberystwyth University
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Course Arrangements: Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location: Aberystwyth University, Online
Course Logistics:

Cost quoted is for MRes completed over three years with all modules delivered by Aberystwyth University.


Dr Neil Mackintosh


Learning outcomes

Additional Course Information

Core Modules:

  • MRes Research Project (A)
  • MRes Research Project (B)
  • Research Methods


Optional Modules:

  • Farm Business Management
  • Genetics and Genomics in Agriculture
  • Grassland Systems
  • Home Grown Feeds
  • Organic and Low Input Ruminant Production
  • Plant Breeding
  • Ruminant Gut Microbiology
  • Ruminant Health and Welfare
  • Ruminant Nutrition
  • Ruminant Production
  • Silage Science
My AFTP training course has given me greater confidence day-to-day and more insight into the impact of new techniques and technologies.
Andy Russell - Fresh Produce Technologist, Bakkavor

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