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Research Masters

MRes in Agriculture

A ‘Research Masters’ programme places a greater emphasis on research, rather than on taught elements. The MRes is worth 180 credits and can be achieved by successfully completing:

Markus Ritter

I am Markus Ritter, on the Research Masters (MRes) in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production course, working on a project to evaluate the adoption of biocontrol in large row crop agriculture in Brazil. I am taking the course while working for Andermatt Biocontrol a Swiss company dedicated to the development and commercialisation of biocontrol products. These modules have helped me to update myself and to get a more in-depth understanding of the sustainability concept. The MRes project, a qualitative research study, applying the "Grounded Theory" methodology, is brining interesting insights into the understanding of the farmer behaviour and the farmer 's consciousness of what sustainable farming is. When talking to other leaders in the bio industry, I notice a learning progress, I gained through studying IBERS distance learning modules and the research project. ,