Course overview

The short thesis (20,000 words) is intended to provide both meaningful research for the industry, and for DAgEnv 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

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Plan and execute a substantial applied research project and carry out appropriate hypothesis testing.
  • Reliably, accurately and efficiently collect research data
  • Communicate in writing the introduction, aims, methods, results and conclusions of a research project, and discuss these critically in the context of relevant research, through the production of a Level 7 dissertation.

Key facts

Course Dates
12m-2 years
Entry Requirements
Graduate level or relevant experience
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
Bangor University
Provider Reference Number
Course Arrangements
Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location
Bangor University, Online
AFTP Cohort
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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