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Best 7 PhD Degrees in Agricultural Science 2019

Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

A curriculum in agricultural science provides knowledge in a variety of areas related to agriculture. Common topics include animal health, soil science, plant science, commodities, rural development and agricultural economics. Classes can be taken online or in a classroom setting.

Doctoral Program in Agricultural Science

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Hirosaki University

"The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University. (Ph.D.)" is organized on 
the basis of three Master Courses (Agriculture or Agriculture and Life S ... [+]

"The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University. (Ph.D.)" is organized on 
the basis of three Master Courses (Agriculture or Agriculture and Life Science) of Hirosaki University, 
Iwate University, Yamagata University, the Master's Course (Animal Husbandry) of Obihiro University 
of Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine, and the research facilities of each university.


This school is operated in close cooperation with the Master's Courses of the four universities and provides an 
independent 3-year Doctoral Course.
 Each student can choose their major advisory professor from faculty belonging to any of the constituent universities
 and other partner research institutions.
 And they attend the university where their major advisory professor belongs to.... [-]

Japan Hirosaki
April 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultu ... [+]

The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations.

The Programme is structured into two curricula:

Curriculum A - Plant genetic resources; Curriculum B - Functional biodiversity in agroecosystems.

Research areas will include the analysis of:

Genetic variation in single genes and entire genomes of agricultural and forestry plants and their wild relatives; Mechanisms that control the variability in genes and/or groups of genes, as those involved in resistance to pathogens and/or pests and tolerance to environmental factors; Role of functional biodiversity in maintaining genetic diversity, including evolution and co-evolution of pests/pathogens and host plants; Role of functional diversity, including interactions between pests/ pathogens/weeds and domesticated/volunteer/wild plants, in agroecosystem health; Plant and crop physiology, including plant stress physiology and post-harvest physiology: Options for applying the acquired knowledge, as a prerequisite for crop improvement, crop protection, sustainable crop/agroforestry management and multifunctional land use. ... [-]
Italy Pisa
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated student ... [+]

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics.

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” consists of the following curricula:

Genomics and Crop Science (Plant Biotechnology; Plant Genetics; Plant Physiology; Plant Genomics; Crop Sciences; Advanced technologies in Horticulture; Crop production and quality) Agriculture, Environment and Landscape (Multifunctional and sustainable agriculture, Organic and integrated agriculture, Crop production and quality; Agroecosystem management and functional biodiversity; Landscape Agronomy; Multicriteria analysis of food and non-food cropping systems; Agro-environmental comparison of cropping systems; Agriculture-territory-landscape)... [-]

Italy Pisa
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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University of Göttingen

The Ph.D. programme „Molecular Sciences and Biotechnology in Crop Production“ forms part of the "Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS)” graduate school. The i ... [+]

The Ph.D. programme "Molecular Sciences and Biotechnology in Crop Production“ forms part of the "Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS)” graduate school. The interdisciplinary programme is conducted by seven different departments from the participating faculties of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biology and is open to Ph.D. candidates with a university Masters degree or diploma in the area of life or environmental sciences, including agricultural and forestry sciences.

Students are given the opportunity to conduct an independent research project in their specialist area. In addition, the programme encompasses lectures, seminars, method courses and language and professional skills courses. Based on this spectrum of courses, students can compile their own individual course of studies. Support in the selection of courses and the related administration is provided by the programme coordinator.... [-]

Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld  + 8 More
October 2019
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
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University of Göttingen

This internationally designed course of study is held in English and is intended to lead graduates of agricultural science to a doctorate degree in three years. It is aim ... [+]

International PhD in Agricultural Sciences in GöttingenDegree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)Standard period of study: Six SemestersStart: throughout the yearApplication deadline: noneAdmission: Limited admission (application to the Faculty)Requirements: Master degree or equivalent in Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Geography or related fieldsLanguage requirements: English (verification required)

Programme description

This internationally designed course of study is held in English and is intended to lead graduates of agricultural science to a doctorate degree in three years. It is aimed towards German and international students with an international study focus on their research activities.In the first year of studies, the courses concentrate on modules that prepare the contents and methods of the research. In the second year, doctoral candidates may return to their home country to acquire the data necessary for their work. Field research is accompanied on site in seminars at partner universities. In the third year - back in Göttingen – the data is evaluated and the dissertation prepared. It is also possible to conduct research activities solely at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. During studies, two public colloquiums are specified in which the doctoral candidates introduce the status of their research work. Scientific seminars and lectures during the entire course of the programme offer a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of all research projects. Workshops convey occupational qualifications such as teamwork, moderating or evaluations techniques.This programme is conducted in cooperation with universities abroad in Indonesia, Thailand, Cuba, and Chile.For this program, you have to enroll in Doctoral Studies for Agricultural Sciences in Göttingen... [-]

Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld  + 8 More
October 2019
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
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Universidade da Coruña

The PhD Program in Agricultural and Forestry Research is an official university degree of multidisciplinary nature that offers the student the possibility to choose betwe ... [+]

Introduction

The Programme PhD in Agricultural and Forestry Research Is an official university degree of multidisciplinary character that offers to the student the possibility to choose between a wide range of subjects related to the agrarian and forestry production of Galicia and the Atlantic biogeographic region of Europe.

Participants in the program are researchers from two centers of the University of A Coruña (Institute of Geology and Faculty of Sciences) and four departments of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Plant Production, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Physiology and Botany).

The objective of this program is to train trained experts in agrarian, forestry and agroforestry research. The skills acquired are aimed at improving the production and the sustainability of the environment.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Objectives - To train doctors with multidisciplinary knowledge, capable of responding to the current challenges of adequate use and development of emerging technologies i ... [+]

GoalsTo train doctors with multidisciplinary knowledge capable of responding to the current challenges of adequate use and development of emerging technologies in agroforestry systems.This course is based on a strong research component in areas in the priority areas of intervention of UTAD , and will work in close connection with a set of I projectsTo contribute to the deepening of relations between Higher Education, Science and Innovation, in accordance with the objectives of the Science 2010 - Operational Program for Science and Innovation.ScheduleWeekly Schedule: Monday to Friday TutorialAcademic Calendar: September to JuneDuration

2 semesters propaedeutics six semesters of research

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Portugal Vila Real
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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