Research course

Food and Society

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

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

Course content

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.

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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

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Gavin Stewart, Director of Postgraduate Research
Email
afrd-pg@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 3593