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Nuffield Scholarship Project (New Awards)

Nuffield Scholarship Project (New Awards)

Release Date: Each January

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. In line with the Nuffield Scholarship, the academic focus of the module will be:

  • Independent research into good practice in either farming, food, horticulture or rural industries outside of their home country; and 
  • Exploring the potential for applying these in the context of their home country.

Scholars are able to travel anywhere in the world for a period of no less than 8 weeks to further their knowledge and understanding of their chosen study topic. On return from their travels, they will submit a written report and present their findings, including recommendations to the relevant industry at the Annual Nuffield Farming Conference.


Taught content

Jan-March 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

Jan -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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