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Plant Science and Biotechnology MSc

Plant Science and Biotechnology MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Plant Biotechnology Botany

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Develop your expertise in molecular plant science and its application.

Unprecedented progress has been made in the study of plant biology with the development of new tools and technologies. This knowledge contributes to the development of sustainable solutions to many major challenges of the 21st century such as food, energy and materials. On this course our world-leading academics will enable you to get an overview of a range of modern techniques and methodologies that underpin comtemporary biomolecular plant sciences.

A large part of your teaching will be delivered by academics from the University’s Centre for Plant Sciences (CPS) linked to the latest research in their areas of expertise. You’ll gain specialist training from these leading experts in the modern molecular aspects of plant science and its application to plant biotechnology.

Learning and teaching

You’ll have access to the very best learning resources and academic support during your studies. We’ve been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2017), demonstrating our commitment to delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Your learning will be heavily influenced by the University’s world-leading research as well as our strong links with highly qualified professionals from industry, non-governmental organisations and charities.

You’ll experience a wide range of teaching methods including formal lectures, interactive workshops, problem-solving, practical classes and demonstrations. The course is designed to develop your independent thinking, problem-solving, communication skills and practical ability, making you attractive to employers or providing an excellent foundation for further study (eg, PhD).

Through your research project and specialist plant science modules, you’ll receive substantial subject-specific training. Our teaching and assessment methods are designed to develop you into a scientist who is able to think independently, solve problems, communicate effectively and demonstrate a high level of practical ability.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

The course is 100% coursework assessed. There are a range of assessments in different formats for example practical work, data handling and problem solving exercises, group work, literature reviews, research paper critiques, posters and oral presentations. Your individual research project is written up in research paper format.

Career opportunities

The strong research element of the plant science and biotechnology MSc, along with the specialist and generic skills you develop, mean you’ll graduate equipped for a wide range of careers.

Many graduates of the programme progress to PhD study, others to different aspects of plant science-related research and well as a wide range of graduate-level occupations.

Modules

On completion of this module, students should be able to: Understand 3 advanced topics in plant science; Provide a summary and critical review of published papers; Undertake problem solving exercises; Research literature and present a scientific review of the chosen topic in the form of a short "Trends in ..." or "Current opinion in..." style literature review.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,750

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

28,000

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with 2:1 (hons) in a subject that has covered the cellular and molecular basis of life such as: Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry.