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Agriculture

Newcastle University

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
Duration
30400 GBP/year
10607 GBP/year
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About

The PhD Agriculture at the Newcastle University 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.

Overview

We offer a number of different routes to a research Agriculture at the Newcastle University qualification, including full-time and part-time supervised research projects. 

We attract postgraduates via non-traditional routes, including mature students and part-time postgraduates undertaking study as part of their continuing professional development. Off-campus (split) research is also offered, which enables you to conduct trials in conditions appropriate to your research programme.

Crop science

Genes and physiological traits, such as:
  • resistance to crop pests and diseases
  • molecular-assisted selection and breeding methods
  • plant environment interactions and their relationships to stress biology
  • physiological basis of crop yield and quality
  • biotransformation of synthetic compounds and natural products in plants
  • herbicide selectivity in cereals and competing weeds

Soil science

  • soil ecology and the contribution of soil biodiversity to soil quality
  • soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics
  • interpretation of soil and landscape processes to improve understanding of recent and historical environmental change
  • land degradation processes and their control

Ecological (organic) agriculture

  • functional biodiversity for control of pest, disease and weed pressure
  • long term factorial systems comparison experiments for in depth study of different aspects of conventional and organic farming systems

Agricultural water management

  • irrigated agriculture
  • interactions between land-use and hydrological response in a semi-arid environment
  • soil hydrological processes affecting management of salinity in irrigated land

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crop science
  • Soil science
  • Ecological (organic) agriculture
  • Agricultural water management

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We consider January and April start dates on an individual basis. We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. 

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
  • We usually expect research experience and/or a postgraduate qualification, such as a MRes or MSc, for PhD study. Please contact us if you are in any doubt.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10607 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10607 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

HomeFull time: £4,407 - £10,607*

Part time: £2,203.50 - £5,303.50*

International

Full time: £24,000 - £30,400 

Funding

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