Partner Universities

The AFTP is a partnership of four leading research active universities all with complementary skills and facilities. 

Participants are (depending on their choice of programme of study) able to choose courses and workshops from across the AgriFood Training Partnership's six world-renowned UK university core partners to enable them to build a course of study that is unique to their training and career requirements.

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

IBERS has a unique position as a research and teaching institute within Aberystwyth University. Its operational budget is approximately £30M per year, of which two thirds is dedicated to research. IBERS is a world leader in forage and ruminant research and this expertise feeds directly into its agricultural teaching programmes. IBERS’ Distance Learning programme has been successfully delivering online training to agricultural professionals for the past five years in partnership with Bangor. The regularly updated postgraduate programme reflects the research strengths of animal-plant-microbe-soil interactions, sustainability and efficiency. The last independent review of research quality (the Research Excellence Framework) looked at IBERS’ and Bangor’s research jointly and rated 78% of our research in the areas of Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Cranfield University

Cranfield University specialises in research and teaching in science, engineering, technology and management. Uniquely, the training delivered at Cranfield is exclusively at the postgraduate level, both in traditional postgraduate degrees and in continuing professional development. This format creates a highly research-intensive environment that celebrates practical outcomes and delivers academic rigour with a commercial and business focus.

Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University

Harper Adams is a specialist University focusing on agriculture, agribusiness, animal, engineering, food, rural and land-based studies. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, the University’s Shropshire campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and rewarding courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and lifelong learners in all these subject areas. Harper Adams has particularly strong links with industry and has, for many years, run joint projects and short courses for businesses, regulatory bodies and government departments. In addition the campus boasts excellent research and practical facilities in agriculture, food technology, crop production and veterinary nursing.

The University of Reading

University of Reading

The University of Reading has an international reputation for education and research in agri-food science. Expertise covers primarily agricultural and horticultural production and extends through food processing technology, human and animal nutrition to modelling and understanding consumers’ dietary choice. In addition the University of Reading has significant expertise in the environmental sciences allied to food production, soils and agro-ecology.

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