We appreciate the busy professional and personal lives of those undertaking a qualification with us and have designed our portfolio to fit around, and compliment, your working life.
The following section will provide you with an introduction to the range of AgriFood and Pharmacy and Healthcare qualification options available.
We’ve designed our qualifications to offer the maximum amount of flexibility to industry professionals looking to develop their skills and knowledge through options such as online learning, campus workshops and blended learning. This enables the capacity to ‘build’ degrees in stages over time to suit you and your circumstances.
Taught Programmes of Study
EPTH offers several different postgraduate qualifications categorised into two areas: those composed entirely of credits earned through assessed, taught modules only, and those also requiring a research component.
The wholly taught qualifications awarded by the EPTH are the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) and the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), further details of which are linked below:
- PGCert in Sustainable Food Quality for Health – 60 Credits
- PGCert in Foundation Pharmacy Practice – 60 Credits
- PGDip in Sustainable Food Quality for Health – 120 Credits
- PGDip in Foundation Pharmacy Practice – 120 Credits
These qualifications are obtained by acquiring the required number of academic credits through taught modules.
Degrees with a Research Component
The other qualifications offered by EPTH are those that also carry a research component, namely the Master of Science (MSc) and the Professional Doctorate (DAgriFood), further details of which are linked below:
- MSc in Sustainable Food Quality for Health – 180 Credits
- MSc Advancing Healthcare Practice – 180 Credits
- Professional Doctorate in Sustainable Food Quality for Health (DAgriFood) – 540 Credits
Though every degree represents a significant achievement, Masters and Doctorates are the highest qualifications awarded by UK universities, and together with their research component demonstrate significant attainment within a participants’ chosen field of study. Correspondingly, these require considerable effort to obtain but provide the foundations for specialised employment in many industries.
Unlike wholly taught qualifications, research degrees require the participant to produce a research project; substantial pieces of work that need original research on the part of the writer. Due to the EPTH’s unique position between academia and industry, participants have an opportunity to complete this research using the extensive resources of the University of Reading, basing their research in their workplace, or a combination of both. That is to say, research projects are designed in collaboration with academic staff and (where appropriate) your workplace supervisor to create a project that directly addresses your professional interests and/or business need.
Tailored research projects enable participants the opportunity to pursue topics of direct relevance to your employer, using facilities on hand at your place of work. As a result, degrees with a research component can offer advantages to your employer as well as to you as an individual: allowing you to obtain a significant qualification while also providing practical, relevant research in your workplace.
Just as you can choose to pursue a higher degree at any point during your studies with us, your circumstances may lead you to wish to exit your studies early. In this case, you can exit your programme with a lower qualification, if you have met the requirements of the qualification studied.
If you are ready to excel in your profession and increase the breadth of your knowledge and skills by taking your studies further with one of our qualifications, please contact us with any questions, queries or requests for further information.