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3 August 2021

Would you like to carry out an industry-relevant Masters degree in sustainable agriculture?  

At Harper Adams University, we currently have three industry-funded MRes (Masters of Research) degrees available to start this September on topics that range from assessing carbon use in oat production, the impacts of reductions in fungicide use in cereals, to the use of alternative forage legumes for regenerative agriculture. The studentships are linked with industries involved in production, manufacturing, and retail, and all three have full fees paid, as well as an additional stipend for each. Students will be placed in the Centre for Evidence-based Agriculture at the university, and projects may also include the opportunity to work directly with our industry partners and/or farmers.  

An MRes is similar to an MSc, but has a greater emphasis on the research element of the course. MRes students at Harper Adams University spend one-third of their 12-month course studying four taught modules that follow a common framework. The remainder of your time will be focused on an in-depth research project.  

If you are interested in gaining a Masters of Research (MRes in Evidence-based Agri-food Sustainability/Agroecology, and are available to start your studies this September, details of the projects and links to the vacancies are listed below. For informal inquiries, please contact Dr Nicola Randall, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Agriculture nrandall@harper-adams.ac.uk 

MRes 1 in collaboration with Morning Foods  

Masters of Research (MRes) in Evidence-based agri-food sustainability (12 months tuition funded plus a £5,000 stipend) 

Project title: What is the evidence for the carbon footprint of UK milling oats? 

https://jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=MRES-NR3-R-R 

MRes 2 in collaboration with Bayer 

Masters of Research (MRes) in Evidence-based agri-food sustainability (12 month tuition funded plus a £10,000 stipend) 

Project title: The potential impact of the removal of fungicide seed treatments on cereal production 

https://jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=MRES-NR2-R 

MRes 3 in collaboration with Morrisons and RAFT solutions under the School of Sustainable Food and Farming.  

Masters of Research (MRes) in Evidence-based agri-food sustainability/Agroecology (12 months tuition funded plus a £5,000 stipend) 

Project title: Sainfoin as an alternative legume forage for Net Zero on commercial beef farms 

https://jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=MRES-NR3-SF 

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