Graduate, PhD and Masters opportunities

*NEW* - PhD Walsh Fellowship Opportunity - Teagasc / University College Dublin 

“A comparison of Irish versus New Zealand sheep genetics within a grass based production system”

The objective of this PhD is two-fold: 1) to validate the Irish national sheep replacement index and 2) to compare Irish versus New Zealand genetically elite animals. Results from this PhD will be useful to quantify the benefits, of the Irish replacement index in identifying maternal traits and the role of New Zealand germplasm for Irish sheep production systems. This study will involve the collection of a large quantity of routine and novel farm phenotypes and statistical analyses of data. Further information

Closing Date 1st March 2017


PgC/PgD/MSc - Aquaculture 
Do you want to develop your technical fish production practice to postgraduate level?  Harper Adams University has developed the first Masters degree in Aquaculture. Further information 



MSc/PGDip Animal Nutrition – University of Nottingham

This new vocational course offers the unique opportunity to study farm, companion and zoo animal nutrition and acquire business skills and an in-depth knowledge of the international animal feed industry. This combination will equip you with the knowledge and skills for working in either research or industry.    Further information



PhDs - Nottingham Trent University
Numerous fully-funded PhD studentship opportunities for 2017 available across a number of schools, including animal, rural and environmental sciences. Closing date for applications is Friday 9 December. For information on individual projects and how to apply, visit the NTU Doctoral School website or