Food and Human Nutrition, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    19395
    Tuition (Year)
    7350
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #190 ,
MPhil and PhD supervision covers a number of specific research topics supported by our research active academic staff. Our broad range of research areas relate to food security, farming and rural development.

About

Ecological agriculture
  • genes and physiological traits, eg resistance to crop pests and diseases
  • molecular-assisted selection and breeding methods
  • functional biodiversity for control of pest, disease and weed pressure
  • Food and human nutrition
Research on food quality including:
  • sensory evaluation
  • effects of agronomic and production environment on nutrient and phytochemical composition
  • consumer acceptability
  • physiological responses to diet

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, doctoral training centres and Research Student Support Team.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

PhD

2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, plus further research experience and/or postgraduate qualification such as an MRes.

International Students

To study these courses you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 19395 International
  • GBP 7350 EU/EEA

Funding

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