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Doctor of Agriculture (DAg)

The aim of our Professional Doctorate programme is to offer a qualification which, whilst being equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD, is more appropriate if you are pursuing a professional rather than an academic career. It provides a career development path but it also offers a route for industry to engage in meaningful research.

The DAg route starts with the MRes Agriculture which forms Part I of the qualification.

Part II is then undertaken for a minimum of three years (part-time) or two years (full-time) and comprises a longer thesis (up to 60,000 words). This thesis will involve experimentation and must embody the methodology and results of original research. It should, ideally, build upon your Part I dissertation.

If you are interested in undertaking a Professional Doctorate please contact us on dl-enquiries@aber.ac.uk to discuss your ideas at an early stage.

Students wishing to work towards a doctorate will be registered on the MRes in the first instance as this forms Part 1 of the DAg qualification

Apply for MRes Agriculture


Scheme Structure

Module Credits
Options ( 40 credits ) Business Management for Rural Entrepreneurs 20
Genetics and Genomics in Agriculture 20
Grassland Systems 20
Livestock Health and Welfare 20
Livestock Nutrition 20
Livestock Production Science 20
Low Carbon Livestock 20
Plant Breeding 20
Silage Science 20
Soil Science 20
Core ( 140 credits plus thesis ) Dissertation 120
Research Methods 20

Downloadable Resources

Research Proposal Form Brochure