The AFTP provides participants with the opportunity to study a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in either Agrifood or a specialist subject area.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Agrifood 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 Postgraduate Diploma programme allows individuals to focus on a particular area of interest.
Module Credits Required:
Candidates will require a first degree (minimum of second class) in a science subject to enrol directly. Alternativley, they can first complete the PGCert in Agrifood or a relevant specialist subject.
Dependent on particular programme and location of study. Please refer to the individual course pages for further details.
"I graduated about 20 years ago, so this PGDip has been a great opportunity to catch up with current thinking because things move on so much. The pace of change within some of these areas is incredible. I would definitely recommend this opportunity to other people. I’ve certainly learned a huge amount and it is something I will continue with."
Martin de la Harpe, Technical Controller, Finlays
How to Apply:
You can register for a Postgraduate Diploma programme via our online application form, which is available by clicking the 'Apply Now' button on any PGDip course information page. We will subsequently contact you with additional instructions for enrolling onto your course.
Choose Your PGDip Course:
A flexible PGDip, awarded by the University of Nottingham, consisting of 120 credits chosen from any eligible AFTP short courses. At least 40 credits of the total 120 must be chosen from courses at the University of Nottingham.
In this flexible online PGDip programme, delivered by Aberystwyth University, you can gain a postgraduate qualification by training part-time while you are working. You can choose any six of the Agricultural and Environmental modules offered by Aberystwyth (120 credits), which are delivered in a rolling programme with start dates in January, May and September each year. You may begin with whichever of your chosen modules is most convenient.
On successful completion of a PGDip, you may wish to apply for the following programmes:
To progress to the Masters or Professional Doctorate programmes with the University of Nottingham, it is essential to take the Statistics and Experimental Design for Bioscientists module.