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Nuffield Scholarship Project (New Awards)

Nuffield Scholarship Project (New Awards)

Release Date: Each February

Professional Accreditation: Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust

Lead Organisation: IBERS, Aberystwyth University

Find out what it's like to study this module: Interview with a Nuffield Scholar

This 40 credit module is only available to recipients of the Nuffield Farming Scholarship. The module runs for 2 years and comprises both taught elements and self directed study. It is designed to provide academic support to the Nuffield Scholar through the planning, execution and presentation of their study tour. It also provides a route to postgraduate qualifications

Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Explain the current and future challenges facing the UK’s agri-food sector.
  • Synthesise information from industry and peer reviewed literature.
  • Compare the approaches taken to address specific challenges to the industry.
  • Evaluate the extent to which new approaches and practices might be applied to UK based systems. 

Taught content

Feb-April Year 1

  • Introduction
  • Designing and Planning 1
  • Scientific Reports
  • Research Articles
  • Writing and Referencing Styles
  • Designing and Planning 2
  • Data Organisation
  • Data Characterisation
  • Data Analysis

Feb-March Year 2

  • Data Presentation
  • Dissemination
  • Alternative Dissemination Methods 


  • Literature Review - 2000 words (20% of module marks) 
  • Report - 6000 words (65%) 
  • Presentation or other Dissemination Activity - 20 minutes or 2000 words (15%) 

Qualifiactions within which this module may be used as an option:

PGCert, PGDip or MSc in Sustainable Efficient Food Production 

PGDip or MSc in Agrifood Innovation 



Tutors Name
Dr Peter Wooton-Beard


Aisla Jones

‘This might make me sound like a bit of a nerd, but I have really enjoyed the fact that I am now able to have more productive conversations with both academics and members of the aquaculture supply chain. The extra knowledge from the academic reading has made academic contacts more accessible, and I now feel like I am sitting in the middle of the Venn diagram in my field, rather than within one of its circles.’

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