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Professional Doctorate BioInnovation

The aim of our Professional Doctorate programme is to offer a qualification which, whilst being equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD, is more appropriate if you are pursuing a professional rather than an academic career. It provides a career development path but it also offers a route for industry to engage in meaningful research.

The Prof Doc BioInnovation route starts with the MRes BioInnovation which forms Part I of the doctoral qualification.

Part II is then undertaken for a minimum of three years (part-time) or two years (full-time) and comprises a longer thesis (up to 60,000 words). This thesis will involve experimentation and must embody the methodology and results of original research. It should, ideally, build upon your Part I dissertation.

If you are interested in undertaking a Professional Doctorate please contact us on dl-enquiries@aber.ac.uk to discuss your ideas at an early stage.

Students wishing to work towards a doctorate will be registered on the MRes in the first instance as this forms Part 1 of the doctoral  qualification

Register for MRes BioInnovation
Module Credits
Options ( 40 ) Behaviour Change 20
Business Management for Rural Entrepreneurs 20
Controlled Environment Agriculture 20
Fermentation for Food Applications 20
Horticultural Science 20
Livestock Health and Welfare 20
Livestock Production Science 20
Membrane Filtration Technologies 20
Microalgal Technologies 20
Public Goods 20
Sustainable Supply Systems 20
Waste Resource Management 20
Core ( 140 credits plus thesis ) Dissertation 120
Research Methods 20
Soil Science 20
Thesis

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Research Proposal Form Brochure