Each year, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) offers a limited number of postgraduate studentships; these are for a period of research leading to a PhD qualification from a United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland university.

Postgraduate study funding

Funding is provided for full-time students only. For further information on the Department's Postgraduate Studentships, please click on the link/s (relating to 2018/19 T&Cs) below or contact:

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)
Student Awards
Room 518
Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road
email:  postgraduate@daera-ni.gov.uk

Postgraduate Study 2018-2019

The 2018 Competition for DAERA studentships is now CLOSED.  Please visit the site again around December for details of the 2019 competition.

The following will take you through to the current Terms & Conditions and 2018 Priority Research Areas which are located on the NI Direct website:

Postgraduate Annual Symposium

Each year an event is held with the aim of showcasing currently funded students' research.  This year the event was held in the Stormont Hotel, Belfast on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

Below is DAERA's Permanent Secretary Dr Denis McMahon (left) with two of the 3rd Year students Phil Hamill and Robyn McKenna and Guest Speaker at the event Professor Carol Curran OBE, PhD.

For more information on the Symposium, please follow the link below:

Dr Denis McMahon DAERA Permanent Secretary, 3rd Year PhD students Phil Hamill and Robyn McKenna and Professor Carol Curran OBE,PhD of Ulster Univrsity who was Guest Speaker at the 2018 Symposium
DAERA Permanent Secretary meets students and Guest Speaker at 2018 DAERA Postgraduate event

Further photos and information regarding the event will be added to the website soon.




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