Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University

Weed Science

The aim of the course is to provide students with specialized training in weed science. eeds cause significant losses in crop production despite the continued development of cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical controls. In addition they reduce crop quality, cause cultivation and harvest problems and act as hosts for crop pests and pathogens. Only by understanding weed life cycles and their interactions with crops and the environment can truly integrated controls be developed.

Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent overseas qualification. A good FdSc/HND pass in a relevant subject area plus at least 2 years' relevant industrial or professional experience. Previous experience, referees' reports and interviews will be used to determine the suitability of candidates for particular programmes.

Course modules

Research and information skills; weed ecology and physiology; current perspectives in weed management; plant health management: theory; plant health management: practice; ecological principles and decision tools; integrated farm management; advanced research methods; principles and practice of crop production; case study; research project.

Assessment methods

Research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 8,600 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 13,200 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 8,600 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Harper Adams University Newport TF10 8NB West Midlands

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Admissions Office
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01952 81 5000