Central Luzon States University (CLSU) through its CHED accredited Centers of Excellence units, Partners with University of Liverpool (UoL) through its Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Food Systems to develop and implement a dual degree PhD in Sustainable Food System by research programme. The graduate degree is multidisciplinary, harness the strengths in agriculture and fisheries education of both institutions for mutual advantage, and promote quality programmes that produce competent and globally recognized graduates equipped with mastery of specialized fields of study. Key learning outcomes of the 3-4-year doctoral programme will be graduates possessing original critical thinking and problem solving skills in the priority areas of technology and food security in support to national and international agenda of development. The programme does not include core courses, and students undertake research activities culminating in writing their dissertation. Students spend a certain period of study in both institutions.
CLSU’s experience derived in this academic undertaking through capability building, research collaboration and faculty/student exchange will enhance its delivery of curricular programs, e.g. learning and teaching modalities, close faculty-student engagement through supervised research, higher standards of quality assurance systems, and new experience in joint and dual degree programe offering that will cascade to other curricula of the university. As one of the pioneer Philippine HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) to offer PhD by research, CLSU will be in vantage position as provider of advanced education in technology and food security for public and private HEIs, research institution, and development-oriented organizations in the country and beyond borders.
How to Apply
Students who possess the following requirements may apply for admission to the dual degree PhD in Sustainable Food System:
- Doctoral candidates should possess a Master’s degree. In meritorious instances, candidates with only a Bachelor’s degree maybe considered, but they must be able to demonstrate prior experience within a research environment. Existing parameters in the UK honors system and straight program practiced in the Philippines may be adopted if applicants meet the standards sets by the Office of Admissions. Academic or professional references of at least two former professors and head of institution where applicants worked is also required.
- Evidence of English qualifications e.g. IELTS minimum score of 6.5 with no individual score < 5.5. Certificate of Proficiency in English for students who comes from countries where English is not the medium of instruction.
- Alien certificate of registration (ACR) for foreign nationals (Philippines) and applicants must meet the Point-Based System – for Tier 4 UK visa requirements.