Research course


Harper Adams University · Rural Affairs and Environment

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum 2:1 or equivalent Bachelors degree in an appropriate subject. Further research experience or a Masters degree is preferable.

Months of entry


Course content

Areas of research include, but are not limited to: collembola in agricultural ecosystems; effects of pre-harvest stress on ascorbic acid content in baby leaf spinach; evaluation of nematicides for use in the management of the potato cyst nematode; impact of post anthesis rainfall on the production and distribution of fusarium mycotoxins in wheat; outbreaks of oak processionary moth in the UK.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall (least 5.5 in each of the 4 individual components) TOEFL 90-91 overall ( least the following in each component - 21 listening; 22 reading; 23 speaking; 21 writing) Pearson PTE 58-64 overall ( least 51 in each of the 4 individual components)

Fees and funding

UK students
UK and European Students = £5,750
International students
Overseas Students = £11,500

Self funded

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
38 months

Course contact details

Peter Kettlewell