PhDs in Agriculture & Forestry

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PhD Agriculture

PhD supervision covers a number of specific research topics supported by research active academic staff. Our broad range of research areas relate to food security, farming and rural development.

School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
PhD Animal Sciences

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences offers programs leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in Animal Sciences. This program provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience while working with distinguished faculty in state of the art facilities.

Ph. D. Programme in Enology and Viticulture (Denovitis)

This PhD programme is unique in Portugal and aims at satisfying the need to train people with specialized skills in wine science, viticulture and wine production, in a context where the demand for new standards of quality and productivity by the industry has been growing. The Portuguese Catholic University in Porto (College of Biotechnology) (ESB-UCP) and the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) are recognised suppliers of high level education (BSc, MSc, PhD) and training in the agro-food area, particularly in the wine sector. The educational and scientific background of these universities is duly recognized by the scientific community and industry, and makes these institutions a reference in the field of wine and viticulture science.

PhD Marine Sciences

The UPC-UB-CSIC (High research council) Ph.D. Programme in Marine Sciences started as a joint venture between the Department of Harbour, Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering of the Civil Engineering Technical School (UPC) in Barcelona and two research centres of CSIC (Instituto de Ciencias Mar of Barcelona and Centro de Estudios Avanzados of Blanes) in 1986.

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Agriculture and forestry include sciences related to the study of animal and plant life and the management of resources cultivated and produced in these environments.

Agriculture degrees study the cultivation of soil for the growing of plants, fungi and animals, meant for human consumption and use. Agriculture studies deal with sub-fields such as agribusiness, agro-economics, agronomy, farming, animal husbandry, or agronomy.

Forestry refers to the study of forest ecosystems and their creation, management and conservation. Students of degrees in forestry learn sustainable solutions to lumber usage, as a limited valuable resource. Bachelors in Forestry include information about the harmful effects of human and non-human activities on forests and forest habitats.

Both disciplines focus on the management of resources, while conserving and protecting the natural environment. They make use of elements related to the fields of biology, physics, social sciences, as well as political and managerial sciences.

Careers in agriculture and forestry cover a wide range of occupations including: agricultural consultant, arboriculture expert, commercial horticulturist, ecologist, environmental consultant, farm manager, forest manager, land-based engineer, marine scientist, soil scientist.

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