The University of Leeds offer a variety of postgraduate training opportunities for individuals interested in improving global food security though world class research.
A variety of relevant Masters level courses are available from each of the Faculties involved with Africa College.
Faculty of Medicine and Health offers several relevant programmes appropriate for future researchers interested researching and improving health in contexts where food security is a serious challenge.
Faculty of Environment offers programmes for individuals interested in understanding and addressing how environment and climate impact food security around the world.
Faculty of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Maths and Physics (School of Food Science and Nutrition) offers a variety of training for scientists interested in how technological advances in food production can improve nutrition, safety and security of food for human consumption.
- MSc Food Science
- MSc Food Science (Food Biotechnology)
- MSc Food Quality and Innovation
- MSc Food Science and Nutrition
- MSc Nutrition
The School of Politics and International Studies offers a suite of programmes in Global Development, with or without a specialist stream. It also offers three programmes on international relations and security:
Africa College is currently developing a new initiative aimed to attract high quality postgraduate research students to the University of Leeds. The new Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Programme in Food Security will work to match prospective postgraduate research students with Africa College researchers tackling food security issues from a variety of perspectives in health, environment, and the biological sciences. While students will still be enrolled in a specific faculty, the programme will provide opportunities for the student to gain an interdisciplinary perspective on food security issues though seminars, workshops, and cross-faculty supervision teams.
Prospective students are encouraged to search our database of Africa College researchers to identify potential supervisors and learn more about their research focus. Some researchers may have funding available for high quality students to work on specific projects; others may be happy to supervise students on a project of their own design, or to work with students to develop a new research project. However, because Africa College does not directly fund research students, in most cases it will fall to prospective students to secure funding for their studies, though this is typically easier to accomplish if supported by a potential supervisor.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Darren L Dahly (email@example.com).
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