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
Ballymiscaw
Belfast
BT4 3SB
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.

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

 

Postgraduate Seminar 2017

Final Year Students who presented at last year's seminar with Guest Speaker and DAERA Staff

Final Year Students with Guest Speaker Professor Nigel Scollan and DAERA staff at the annual Postgraduate Seminar 2017
Final Year Students with Guest Speaker Professor Nigel Scollan and DAERA staff at the annual Postgraduate Seminar 2017

Back from left David Johnston, Dr Lance O’Brien (Teagasc), Dr Patrick Murphy (DAERA), James Brown, Dr Alistair Carson, (DAERA’s Departmental Scientific Adviser), Kieran Higgins, Donal Griffin, Dr Paul Devine (DAERA).
Front from left: Josie South, Victoria Murphy, Guest Speaker Professor Nigel Scollan (Director for the Institute for Global Food Security), Christina Mulvenna, Annabel Sharma

 

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