- Have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by a good undergraduate degree with at least a second class (upper division) pass or equivalent.
- A good Masters-level degree with at least a pass with merit (or equivalent).
English Language Requirements:
- A first degree from a UK university or from the CNAA.
- A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA.
- GCE O-level/GCSE English language or English literature, grade C minimum.
- An overall score of 6.5 in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest.
- Other evidence of proficiency in the English language which satisfies the board of studies concerned.
*Please note that TOEFL and Cambridge Advanced/ Preliminary tests are no longer accepted.
You will initially be registered for an MPhil award. Promotion to registration to PhD is not automatic, but contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a review process. This normally takes place towards the end of the first year of registration for full-time candidates and towards the end of the second year for part-time candidates. You submit a report to an academic panel and present at the annual research colloquium.
Examples of research topics:
- Changes in the fish commodity chain
- Marketing relationships and practices and their impact on governance in the fresh produce supply chain
- The effects of the National Curriculum on food education in the UK
- Social sustainability and the UK horticultural sector
- Policies, priorities and perspectives: an exploration of Laos PDR's food security framework
- Global food governance and the role of civil society
- Food Banks and their role in tackling food and low income
- Governance of urban food strategies
- Policy strategies relating to Health Start and links to fruit and vegetable procurement
- Exploration of how the media has covered the connection between diet and cancer
- Social class basis of anti-obesity strategies