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This programme provides research training in the social sciences and develops skills that are specifically related to conducting research into rural areas, the environment and food markets. It is particularly suitable if you intend to progress to a PhD and/or a research career in universities, or the public and private sectors.
You take compulsory modules (70 credits) covering: information skills; thinking about research; qualitative and quantitative methodology in the social sciences; research methods and project management; dissertation preparation. You also select optional modules (50 credits) from topics such as: rural development work placement; essentials of food marketing; the contested environment; researching the food consumer; and the contemporary countryside. You also complete a dissertation (60 credits), which could be a desk-based analysis, or a study involving fieldwork or case studies.
For more inforamation please go to: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/subjects/agriculture/courses/225