A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
We usually expect research experience and/or a postgraduate qualification, such as a MRes or MSc, for PhD study. Please contact us if you are in any doubt.
Months of entry
January, September, April
MPhil and PhD supervision covers a number of topics supported by research active academic staff. We conduct research in all areas of food and society, including subjects which require collaboration between the social and natural sciences, and translate research into policy recommendations.
Our research primarily involves food systems, food consumption and food marketing:
- consumer studies in food, food provisioning and behaviour change
- perceived risk associated with food and food production
- food supply chains and territorial development
- international political economy of food and agriculture
- risk-benefit communication
- acceptance of novel food and technologies within the value chain
Opportunities are available for postgraduate research in the following areas.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:
Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
Fees and funding
For further information please see Fees & Funding.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Gavin Stewart, Director of Postgraduate Research
- +44 (0) 191 208 3593