They may have laughed when you told them you were going to college to study chocolate. They may have laughed when you said you were going to continue your chocolate education by getting a Master’s degree. But no one will dare laugh at you when you officially become Dr. Chocolate: A university in the UK has announced it is offering a fully-funded PhD program in the field of chocolate.
The University of the West of England, Bristol is seeking to fill a postgraduate research opportunity in “Metagenomic Studies of the Microbiota of Fermented Cacao Beans – Application for the Chocolate Industry.” Though the name may sound a bit clunky, this three-year PhD program that comes with an annual tax-free stipend of £14,296 is an opportunity to dive headfirst into paid chocolate research.
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