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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’re delighted to announce two studentships as part of a new Wellcome funded project, From ‘Feed The Birds’ to ‘Do Not Feed the Animals’? (DNFTA). DNFTA is working across disciplines - and with third sector partners - to investigate the human fascination with feeding animals - and explore the consequences of this feeding for the shared health of humans, other animals and wider environments. For further information on the studentships, and to apply, please refer to the article on our news page. The closing date for applications is 30th November 2020.

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.