Doctor of Agriculture and Environment DAgEnv


In Bangor

£ 13,300 VAT inc.


  • Type


  • Location

    Bangor (Wales)

  • Duration

    6 Years

  • Start date


The main aim of the DAgEnv is to strengthen specialist scientific skills in strategically important areas, 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 company.

The course is aimed at professionals in the agri food industry, conservation and environment, 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.



Start date

Bangor (Gwynedd)
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LL57 2DG

Start date

SeptemberNow taking bookings

About this course

The programme aims to equip candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge: to create and interpret new knowledge through original research; to be able to apply new knowledge in an industrial context; to conceptualize, design and implement an advanced R&D project; to publish and communicate research outcomes in peer reviewed academic and technical journals and at academic and technical conferences; to make informed judgements on complex issues in the chosen specialist field; and to be able to act independently to undertake applied research and in solving complex problems.

Students are likely already employed in, for example, advisory and policy/advocacy roles, executive management, agriculture and agribusiness consultancy, the agricultural finance sector, land and catchment management agencies, natural resource management, agricultural education and training or as rural consultants. The programme prepares you for more senior roles in R&D and other technical positions in these industries where advanced science training is important.

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.

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  • IT
  • Climate Change
  • Doctor
  • Skills and Training
  • Environment
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Methodology
  • Soil Management
  • Agriculture
  • Global Food Security
  • Upland Farming Systems
  • Doctor of Agriculture and Environment
  • literature review
  • IT
  • Methodology
  • IT

Course programme

The course is in two parts. Part 1 comprises one compulsory (core) and two optional modules, plus a preliminary research project to produce a dissertation of 20 40,000 words. This can be based upon the analysis of existing data from the candidate’s workplace. Research Methods Module (Core) 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. Optional Modules: Agriculture and Society Global Food Security Climate Change Upland Farming Systems Carbon Footprinting & Life Cycle Assessment Soil Management Part 2 comprises a longer research thesis (up to 60,000 – 80.000 words). It will involve the collection of research data and must embody the methodology and results of original research. For students in work it should be linked to the research needs of their employer and may build upon, but be substantially different to, work conducted for Part 1. The principal supervisor will be a Bangor academic, but we encourage participation by the candidate’s employer.

Doctor of Agriculture and Environment DAgEnv

£ 13,300 VAT inc.