Research Degrees

What we do

Scientist research in the labSRUC is a Higher Education Institution with an extensive and internationally regarded programme of research. Our research and development programme is influenced by a wide range of national and international drivers. Especially important is our mission to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the agricultural industries, and to translate research and development findings into industry use through effective knowledge transfer.

Our dynamic research programmes are led by scientists of international reputation and usually involve teams of research workers. As a research student at SRUC, you will therefore join a team of fellow research students, research scientists and technicians working on substantial programmes of research.

It is recognised by SRUC that those engaged in postgraduate supervision must themselves be research active and that, usually, this activity must be such as to provide an appropriate breadth of perspective on the subject. The involvement of three or more supervisors in the supervision of many student research projects (in the form of supervisory teams) also ensures that students have available a wide range of advice and expertise when undertaking their programme of study.

Areas of Research at SRUC

Areas of Research at SAC - Poultry

SRUC have researchers based at the following locations in Scotland:

To get an idea of the research programmes in SRUC and to help you choose an area of interest to you, you should visit the web pages of our four Research Groups:

Dr Mark Hocart

Postgraduate Manager, and Dean of Edinburgh Campus

Address: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: 0131 535 4084

Fax: 0131 535 4346

E-mail: mark.hocart@sruc.ac.uk

Audrey Johnstone

Research Enquiries

Address: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: 0131 535 4028

E-mail: audrey.johnstone@sruc.ac.uk