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Stackable Qualifications

How far will you go?

One or two modules are great for updating your knowledge but if you take more you can gain a postgraduate qualification. The diagram below shows how our 20-credit posdgraduate modules and research projects can be built towards qualifications. Complete sets of our new Microcredentials can also be used as credit exemptions - find out how

Continuing Professional Development

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Research Masters


Anna Blakey

I'm delighted to have completed a PGCert in BioInnovation. The modules I have taken (Meat Processing, Precision Livestock, Waste Resource Management) have all been really relevant to industry, really relevant to my role and very current and topical

Anna Blakey Carcass Balance Manager - Karro Food Group
Markus Ritter

I am Markus Ritter, on the Research Masters (MRes) in Agriculture course, working on a project to evaluate the adoption of biocontrol in large row crop agriculture in Brazil. I am taking the course while working for Andermatt Biocontrol a Swiss company dedicated to the development and commercialisation of biocontrol products. These modules have helped me to update myself and to get a more in-depth understanding of the sustainability concept. The MRes project, a qualitative research study, applying the "Grounded Theory" methodology, is bringing interesting insights into the understanding of the farmer behaviour and the farmer 's consciousness of what sustainable farming is. When talking to other leaders in the bio industry, I notice a learning progress, I gained through studying IBERS distance learning modules and the research project. ,

Markus Ritter Evaluation of the adoption of biocontrol in large row crop agriculture in Brazil - Andermatt Biocontrol
Seke Kazuru

For his MRes research project, Seke is using high tech methods to dissect the genetics and morphological characteristics of some of Malawi’s local maize landraces. His aim is to reduce the growth of aflatoxin-producing fungi in the crop. Aflatoxins are particularly harmful to children causing stunted growth, delayed development, liver damage, and liver cancer. Seke says: This research is important as it will inform maize breeders and researchers what to consider in breeding maize varieties to enhance the future health of the population.

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