Master of Research

The AFTP provides participants with the opportunity to study a Master of Research (MRes) (Biosciences) or a specialist subject area.

The AFTP provides participants with the opportunity to study a Master of Research (MRes) (Biosciences) or a specialist subject area.

The Master of Research (Biosciences) has been developed in conjunction with the agrifood industry as a highly flexible programme that can be tailored to individual training needs, to enable professionals working in the agrifood sector to undertake high level, structured, continuing professional development. Alternatively, a specialist Master of Research programme allows individuals to focus on a particular area of interest.

Module Credits Required:

180 Credits

 

Entry Requirements:

Candidates will require a first degree (minimum of second class) in a science subject to enrol directly. Alternatively, candidates can apply if they complete the PGCert in Agrifood or a relevant specialist subject.

Study/Assessment Format:

Dependent on particular programme and location of study. Please refer to the individual course pages for further details.

Avg. Timescale:

6 Years

 

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How to Apply:

You can register for a Master of Research programme via our online application form, which is available by clicking the 'Apply Now' button on any MRes course information page. We will subsequently contact you with additional instructions for enrolling onto your course.

Choose Your MRes Course:

MRes Programme Information
 

Agriculture MRes (Aberystwyth University)

 

This online MRes Agriculture programme 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 (20 credit) modules from the available menu, plus the compulsory Research Methods (20 credit) module. You will then work with designated supervisors on a 120 credit work-based dissertation.

 

Agriculture and Environment MRes (Bangor University)

 

The main aim of this online delivered 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. 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. Participants must complete a total of three (20 credit) modules of study, plus a (120 credit) research project.

 

Biosciences MRes (University of Nottingham)

 

A flexible MRes, awarded by the University of Nottingham, consisting of at least two thirds of work-related research (worth 120 credits), plus up to 60 taught credits chosen from any eligible AFTP short courses.

 

Industrial Biotechnology MRes (Aberystwyth University)

 

This online MRes Industrial Biotechnology programme 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. An MRes is a Masters programme with more research than taught elements, a ‘Research Masters’. If you undertake the MRes in Industrial Biotechnology, you will need to successfully complete any two (20 credit) modules from the available menu, plus the compulsory Research Methods (20 credit) module. You will then work with designated supervisors on a 120 credit work-based dissertation.

 

What next?

On completion you will have become a valuable member of the AFTP community, and will be in an excellent position to advance your career in the agrifood industry.

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