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Professor Harry West discusses his research and our exciting MA in Food Studies.

PhD and Masters Study

PhD Study

We have a thriving community of PhD students researching a diverse range of topics at home and abroad on both a full and part-time basis. We welcome applications from prospective PhD students. The breadth of research supervision available can be seen by accessing the staff pages on this site. To discuss possible research topics, please contact Matt Lobley or Harry West in the first instance.

We welcome applications from prospective PhD students. Any vacancies in the CRPR for funded PhDs and/or postdoctoral research positions will be advertised here.  

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship in Sociology as part of the Wellcome-Trust funded From 'Feed the Birds' to 'Do Not Feed the Animals' project (https://animalfeeding.org/). This fully funded studentship, starting in September 2021, will be based at the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Exeter, in the CRPR (Centre for Rural Policy Research). 

The project would be suitable for candidates who have completed or near completed a masters training in the social sciences/humanities, but potentially also for people who have been doing social research within a policy or NGO setting who are considering PhD. 

For more information and to apply, click here

Closing date: 2nd August 2021

For general information on other available PhD funding, click here

Masters Study

Our Masters programmes (MA Food Studies and MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture) reflect the diverse interests of our team.

The MA Food Studies programme, convened by Harry West, is designed to prepare students to understand, critically assess, and practically engage with foodways and food systems.

The MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture programme, homed in Biosciences and convened by Dan Bebberwas developed in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, including: the agricultural industry, government agencies, farmers and food manufacturers, and aims to equip participants with skills in agronomy, plant pathology, plant disease and plant genetics, and knowledge of modern agricultural systems and agricultural policy

For information on Masters funding, click here.