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    Worshipful Company of Butchers MRes (Agricultural Economics) Tuition Scholarship

    Please note: Applications for this scholarship are now closed, for more information please contact the Development Trust Office.

    The Worshipful Company of Butchers will fund one bursary to support the cost of tuition fees for an MRes Agricultural Economics) studentship.

    The Worshipful Company of Butchers is one of the oldest of the 110 City of London Livery Companies, and they can trace their roots back to 975 AD. The Livery Company offers a unique centre-point to the British meat industry and is at the heart of one of the country’s biggest and most important trades.


    Starting dates

    The studentship would commence on 17th September 2024 at Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Shropshire, United Kingdom.

    For further information about the University, please visit our website at

    Only Home residents (UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & Channel Isles residents) may apply for the WCB Studentship, which covers operational funds and all tuition fees.

    Selection Criteria

    All applicants must have:

    • One of the following:
      • UK honours degree (or equivalent) in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture (Farm Business Management), or related fields, with a minimum 2.1 achievement in degree qualification (or equivalent)
      • Honours degree plus previous and appropriate research experience
      • Postgraduate diploma or equivalent (at merit or distinction)

    •Evidence of interest and experience in agricultural economics and the price transmission in UK lamb and beef markets or evidence of a strong desire to learn.

    •The ability to work as part of a research team and self-motivation to take responsibility for their own work, and evidence to illustrate this.

    •A minimum level of competency in English. International applicants must be classed with an overall International English Language Test System (IELTS) grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. International applicants, or those whose first language is not English, may provide evidence of this by uploading their certificate. Alternatively, evidence of successful achievement of a degree taught in English may be sufficient. Please see the following link with regard to English Language requirements:

    Desirable attributes include:

    • Experience of applied economics and data analysis skills, and
    • Evidence of written and verbal communication of scientific reports, and review or awareness of scientific literature in English.

    Application Procedure:

    Applications should be made by sending a full Curriculum Vitae and supporting documents to Dimitrios Paparas - 

    Candidates should ensure that they provide full details of the name, postal address, email address and telephone number of two referees.

    Application deadline is midnight on 15th April 2024


    For further information on this scholarship please contact:

    Development Trust Office

    Telephone +44(0)1952 81 5095

    Closing date

    Deadline for submission of application:

    23:59 Monday, 15 April 2024


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