Course overview

The main focus of the work should be the review and analysis of existing data from the participant's workplace.

The short thesis (20,000 words) is intended to provide both meaningful research for the industry, and for DAg candidates, a solid foundation for the longer Part II thesis and this should be considered in terms of the ultimate aim of embedding research within the place of work and providing direct and effective knowledge exchange of benefit to the company.

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

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module participants should be able to:

  • Carry out their research proposal competently and efficiently, undertake an in-depth literature review; and develop and test a hypothesis
  • Present results obtained and evaluate them using an appropriate statistical analysis, discuss in depth their chosen subject area
  • Work to a planned timetable
  • Produce a learned report of the investigation in the form of a thesis

Key facts

Course Dates
three intakes per year
1 -2 years
Entry Requirements
Graduate level or relevant experience
Fee info
From £1,950
IFST Membership
Your course enrolment also entitles you to one year of free membership to the IFST (Institute of Food, Science and Technology).
CQFW Level
Course Provider
Aberystwyth University
Provider Reference Number
Course Arrangements
Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location
Aberystwyth University, Online
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