Research Opportunities - Agriculture

March 31, 2000

The following listing is for research degrees and jobs in Agriculture #221> . Where possible a central contact person or office contact point has been given. Where there are several contact people they have been listed with the courses for which they have responsibility. If an institution does not appear in this list you should not assume that they do not offer post-graduate research degrees.

Key #221> Name of institution #221> For the sake of brevity the short version of an institution's name has been used. Validation #221> If an institution's courses are validated by another college its name is given in brackets. Contact names #221> A contact is given for each opportunity listed. Where there is a central contact for all an institution's opportunities in a particular area, the contact will be given once only. Qualifccation level #221> MSc, PhD etc. The figure in brackets indicates the number of places available where known. Mode of study #221> FT = Full Time PT = Part Time Funding #221> A = Assistantships available to students to undertake paid work while studying for a higher degree £ = Scholarship/ studentships available ? = Funding is a possibility.

Students should contact the department listed. Do not address enquiries to The THES. We are unable to help


Aberdeen U. Agriculture Prof M A Lomax Tel: 01224 4230; URL: £ A? Forestry Prof H G Miller Tel: 01224 2678; URL: £? A?

Aberystwyth Welsh Institute of Rural Studies Miss Catrin James Tel: 01970 6220; URL: £

Bangor Agriculture and Forest Sciences Mr R J Cooper Tel: 01248 382448; URL:

Queen's U. of Belfast Agriculture and Food Science Dr K King Tel: 01232 255200; URL:

Bristol U. Agricultural Sciences Dr A Huttly Tel: 015 392181 Email:

Cranfield: Silsoe Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Student Admissions Office Tel: 01525 863319; URL: Soil and Management Student Admissions Office Tel: 01525 863319; URL: Water Resources and Quality Student Admissions Office Tel: 01525 863319; URL: Agriculture, Food and Environment Student Admissions Office Tel: 01525 863319; URL:

De Montfort U. Norman Borlaug Institute of Plant Science Research Dr Nigel Scott Tel: 0116 257 7723; URL:

Edinburgh U. Institute of Ecology and Resource Management Dr W Spoor Tel: 0131 535 4077 Email:

Essex U. Biological Sciences Postgraduate Secretary Tel: 01206 873320; URL:

Exeter U. Business and Economics: Agricultural Economics Unit Postgraduate Admissions Tutor Tel: 01392 263839 Email: £? A?

Greenwich U. Horticulture David Carey Tel: 0181 331 8590

Harper Adams (Open U.) Crop Production and Science Mr Peter Kettlewell Tel: 01952 820280 Email: Crop and Environment Research Centre Alan Keeling Tel: 01952 820280 Email: Agriculture Dr Patrick Fair Tel: 01952 815291 Email: £

Leeds U. Biology Dr R G Rodway Tel: 0113 233 3057; URL: uk/apn/apn.html £ A?

London: Wye College Agricultural Economics Academic Registrar Tel: 01233 812401; URL: Agriculture Academic Registrar Tel: 01233 812401; URL:

Newcastle U. Agricultural Economics and Food Marketing Dr F McLeay Tel: 0191 222 6900; URL: Agricultural and Environmental Science Dr J H Ollerenshaw Tel: 0191 222 6899; URL: Agriculture Dr A Younger Tel: 0191 222 6869; URL: Biological and Nutritional Sciences Dr R S Pearce Tel: 0191 222 6898; URL:

Nottingham U. Biological Sciences: Agriculture and Horticulture Dr S N Azam-Ali (MSc); Prof R K Scott (PhD/MPhil) Tel: 0115 951 6049; 0115 951 6058; URL: Biological Sciences: Department of Applied Biochemistry and Food Science Prof P J Buttery Tel: 0115 951 6120; URL: Biological Sciences: Department of Physiology and Environmental Science Prof J Laybourn-Parry Tel: 0115 951 6262 Email:

Plymouth U. Seale Hayne Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Land Use Prof R P Blackshaw Tel: 01626 325680; URL: £? A?

Portsmouth U. Centre for Economics and Management of Aquatic Sources: Department of Economics Arthur Neiland Tel: 01705 844214 Email:

Reading U. Agricultural Botany Prof P D S Caligari Tel: 0118 931 8091; URL: http// Agricultural Extension and Rural Development P A Goldey Tel: 0118 931 8157 Fax: 0118 926 1244 Agricultural Economics and Management Prof M Upton Tel: 0118 931 8968; URL: Agriculture Prof R J Summerfield Tel: 0118 931 8482; URL:

Royal Agricultural College (Bath, Bristol, Nottingham and Reading) Agriculture Dr Barbara Hart Tel: 01285 652531; URL: http://www.royagcol.

Scottish Agricultural College (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Strathclyde U.s) Agriculture Academic Registrar Tel: 01292 525350; URL:

Sheffield Hallam U. Leisure and Food Management: Countryside Research Unit Dr Ian D Rotherham Tel: 0114 225 4661; URL: £? A?

Stirling U. Institute of Aquaculture Mrs J Farrington Tel: 01786 467874; URL:

Wolverhampton U. Applied Sciences: Biosciences Division Dr T Hocking Tel: 01902 322375 Email: £ A?

Writtle College (Anglia P.U.) Writtle College Dr H Wainwright Tel: 01245 424200 Email: £ A?

About this service #221>

The THES Research Opportunities Service aims to list the availability of opportunities for postgraduate research training. The listings include details of new research posts. Although courses from more than 140 institutions are represented here it is not an exhaustive listing.

Some institutions have not wished to list their courses in this way; so you should not assume that institutions not featuring in these lists have no courses to offer. This listing should give a good flavour of the wide variety of research training on offer at higher education institutions in the United Kingdom.

Potential students should not make decisions on the basis of this listing alone. Potential candidates should contact the institutions of their choice directly if they wish to discuss their future plans.They should not contact The THES or the compilers of this listing.

Quality of degrees #221>

All UK universities in membership of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals have power to award British degrees after either courses of study or programmes of research, and some colleges of higher education have one or both of these powers.

Other colleges provide courses or programmes which are validated by an institution which has those powers. Courses of this kind are listed under the name of the college which runs them; the name of the validating institution, which finally awards the degree, is in brackets.

The compilers #221>

This list has been compiled by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (CSU) on the basis of returns from institutions. CSU is an agency of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals, the Standing Conference of Principals of Colleges and Institutes of higher education and the Comm- ittee of Scottish Centrally Funded Colleges.

This information has been provided for information purposes only. It is not definitive and does not take precedence over the official publications of universities and colleges. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and that those institutions which wanted to take part have been included, CSU can accept no responsibility for errors or omissions.

Any queries about this list should be addressed to the data collectors, Mayflower Directories Production, Ro Dew, West Looe Hill, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2HH. Tel: 01503 264454. Fax: 01503 264821. Email: All rights reserved. No part of this listing may be stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the written permission of the publishers.

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