Agriculture and Environment Mres

Bangor University
In Bangor (Wales)

£13,300
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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Bangor (Wales)
  • Postgraduate
  • Bangor (Wales)
Description

The main aim of the MRes is to strengthen specialist scientific skills in strategically important areas of the UK agri food industry, through flexible, postgraduate training for people in work. It provides an innovative way for people in work to improve their research skills while supporting the innovation capabilities of the candidate’s companThe course is aimed at professionals in the agri food industry, conservation and environment, farmers, and agricultural policy decision makers, as well as full time students wishing to pursue a post graduate degree that culminates in employability in these sectors.

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Bangor
LL57 2DG, Gwynedd, Wales
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Starts On request
Location
Bangor
LL57 2DG, Gwynedd, Wales
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

· Who is it intended for?

This course will retrain professionals to redirect or enhance their capabilities in advisory and policy/advocacy roles, executive management, agriculture and agribusiness consultancy, the agricultural finance sector, land and catchment management agency roles, natural resource management, agricultural education and training and as rural consultants. Full time students will be well placed for a career in any of these areas.

· Requirements

First or second class honours degree in a relevant subject, such as Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences or Agriculture. A lesser degree plus a minimum of two years relevant work experience would be considered, as would mature students without a degree but with at least two years relevant work experience in a position of demonstrable responsibility.

What you'll learn on the course

IT
Industry
Skills and Training
Agriculture and Environment
Agriculture
Environment
Ethical Considerations
literature review
Global Food Security
Soil Management
Upland Farming Systems
Climate Change
Carbon Foot printing
Life Cycle Assessment

Course programme

Students must complete a total of 3 modules of study plus a dissertation project. They may begin at the beginning of any module: at the end of September, the end of January or in mid May. Teaching and learning is supported by study guides with journal articles, online lectures, podcasts, and discussion forums. The wide range of backgrounds and expertise of staff and students make a hugely enriching learning experience. Compulsory Modules: Research Methods This provides the tools needed for the dissertation: research design, literature review, ethical considerations, statistics, and preparing a research proposal. A “knowledge bank” of ideas, questions and solutions from current and previous students is provided on line. Research project This involves producing either a portfolio of work or a thesis. The principal supervisor will be a Bangor academic, but we welcome input from the student’s employer. Optional Modules: Agriculture and Society Global Food Security Climate Change Upland Farming Systems Carbon Foot printing & Life Cycle Assessment Soil Management


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