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Agriculture and Food Security

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
Duration
28000 GBP/year
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About

The mission of the Agriculture and Food Security programme from The University of Edinburgh is to provide world-leading research and training in support of global food and environmental security, sustainable rural development, and animal and human wellbeing. 

Overview

Improving the effectiveness and sustainability of agri-food systems is vital to tackling the challenges of global population growth, rapid urbanisation, food and environmental security, and diet and health.

These challenges occur in low and middle income countries, as well as industrialised nations. Achieving sustainable, healthy diets underpins many of the Sustainable Development Goals – especially those concerned with hunger, poverty, health, gender equality, responsible consumption and production, and climate action.

In the Agriculture and Food Security programme from The University of Edinburgh, we welcome applicants whose research interests are aligned to address one or more of these challenges, and that holds the potential to develop and translate scientific advances into policy and practice.

The University of Edinburgh, with Scotland’s Rural College, ranked first in the UK for Research Power in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science in the last Research Excellence Framework, REF2014 (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions). The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security builds on this strength in research excellence, and graduate student research has a central role in achieving this.

Career opportunities

A wide range of career paths will be available to our graduates depending on area of research study, these include: researchers in academia or industry; policy advisors for government departments, NGOs (non-governmental organisations), charities or industry bodies; technical advisors; consultants; teachers; marketing; managers; economists.

Programme Structure

Study is by supervised research. 

  • Individual students are integrated within their supervisor’s group and school, and participate fully in activities such as journal clubs, group meetings and seminar programmes. 
  • You will be expected to complete a piece of original research, directed towards solving important, novel and open questions.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in a related subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Home fees have still to be agreed

PhD PT fees

  • International/EU: £14,000

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Agriculture and Food Security
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The University of Edinburgh

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