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Agriculture & Food Research Masters

For 2017 start

Cornwall College | Duchy College Stoke Climsland | Newquay LEVEL: 7 Agriculture & Countryside Management

The ResM is a postgraduate degree awarded by Plymouth University. It is delivered in Cornwall and has full-time and part-time routes. The research at the heart of the ResM programme is tailored to individual interests and commonly involves working with an industry partner.
Agriculture and food are key priorities for government. Food security, sustainability, environment and climate change are all major strategic issues facing agriculture and food provision at national, European and global levels.
This programme offers you the opportunity to research a specific area of agriculture and food. There is an increasing need for highly trained and skilled scientists to assist in the development and understanding of agriculture and food science. ResM graduates will help to meet this need.

In common with other postgraduate research degrees, the ResM culminates in the examination of a thesis based on a period of extended research. Two taught modules equip you with the appropriate level of research skills. The ResM is delivered through the Duchy College node – a research node of Plymouth University’s School of Biological Sciences. All ResM students are supervised by staff based at the Duchy Stoke or Newquay campuses. Students are co-supervised by Plymouth University staff.

Full and partial fees bursaries may be available, please contact Dr Peter McGregor for more information and eligibility criteria on 0845 22 32 567 or email: peter.mcgregor@cornwall.ac.uk

At our Duchy College Stoke Clismland campus we have:

  •  600 acres of arable, dairy, beef and sheep farms
  •  280 dairy cows
  •  New demonstration parlour in planning for 2016
  •  120 ewes
  •  Small herd of North Devon cows
  •  Demonstration herd of British Lop pigs
  •  Arable crops: wheat, maize, barley
  •  Large selection of machinery. Including a range of new John Deere tractors
  •  AHDB crop trials

You will also have the opportunity for a Cornwall county farm mock viewing, with experience in preparing and submitting a business plan, receiving real industry feedback.

Opportunities available to past and current student include:

  •  Houses of Parliament
  •  The Farmers Club
  •  Bristol Vet School
  •  John Bowler’s Eggs
  •  Annual study tour visiting farms and businesses in the UK and abroad
  •  National Trust farms
  •  Agricultural shows – Royal Cornwall, Devon County, The Dairy Event, Beef South West

Possible careers available with this qualification:

  • Advisor
  • High-level Manager
  • Academic
  • Researcher
  • Industry Consultant

The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications.  Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.

Key Facts

  • Awarded by: Duchy College & Plymouth University
Entry Requirements

2:1 in a biological or related science BSc (Hons) degree with a 2:1 grade for the honours project element.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award

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COURSE MODULES

Indicative Modules

This programme incorporates taught elements (a minimum of 40 credits and a maximum of 120 credits) and an extended research phase.

These taught elements typically focus on research methods, contemporary issues and employability enhancement but may vary according to subject area. You will then undertake a substantial research project under the supervision of a team of subject experts.

*Modules are subject to change and availability

COURSE IMAGES

Agriculture & Countryside Management
Agriculture & Countryside Management
Agriculture & Countryside Management

COURSE OFFERINGS

Agriculture & Food Research Masters

Start Date

26-09-2017

Campus

Stoke Climsland

Duration

1½ to 2 years full-time


Agriculture & Food Research Masters

Start Date

26-09-2017

Campus

Newquay

Duration

1½ to 2 years full-time


Agriculture & Food Research Masters

Start Date

26-09-2017

Campus

Newquay

Duration

2 to 3 years part-time


Agriculture & Food Research Masters

Start Date

26-09-2017

Campus

Stoke Climsland

Duration

2 to 3 years part-time



*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information